At Fun Bot Lab, we try to draw a bright distinction between using a gadget vs. building one – between playing a video game vs. creating one, – between passively viewing media vs. actively creating it. By emphasizing the built, programmed and created aspects of the technology, Fun Bot Lab campers emerge with a greater confidence about their ability to critically evaluate, shape and control their experiences and gain a clearer vision of what is “behind the curtain” of the electronic images, sounds and experiences they encounter.
All of the programs we run have been tested with students and classes and undergo constant modification and adjustment. We are fun, flexible and patient – and we love and excel at the subjects we teach.
Future jobs will not only require technological familiarity, but critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities. As parents, we need to be futurists, to ensure that our children are ready for our rapidly changing world.
-Timothy Burns, Founder Fun Bot Lab