Arus is currently in 2 location. It’s main space and office is located in Alma, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Weekend workshop are held here for the community in Bukit Mertajam.
Our 2nd location is at Selangor Digital Creative Center, i-City Shah Alam where we run the Maker Studio.
ARUS MAKER ACADEMY
Our flagship programme that spans across 8 months to equip students with basic computer science, design thinking, project making and presentation skills. This programme consists of two semesters. Students are expected to create a simple prototype by using Arduino programming language in the first semester. During the second semester, students are questioned about the real problems we are facing in daily life. They will need to conduct surveys, collect and analyse data, build prototype and pitch their ideas with facts and statistics.
Age: 13 – 16 years old
ARUS HOLIDAY CARNIVAL
We offer a series of paid programmes during every school holiday. Our existing programmes include Space Camp, Science Exploration Camp, Crime Scene Investigation Adventure, Arduino Programming Workshop, Python Programming Workshop, Rero Holiday Camp, MIT App Inventor Workshop, Scratch Programming Workshop, Electronics Workshop and Java Bootcamp. We will have different schedules for each holiday and the latest schedule can be found at our Facebook page or Shop at Arus Academy, Alma.
Age: 7 – 16 years old
Mathematics, Informatics & Data Science (MINDS) is a 20-week sponsored programme that explore the endless possibilities when mathematics meet computer science. Students learn Python programming language by collecting, visualising, analyzing, observing possible patterns, predicting relationship from different sets of data and suggesting solutions to solve problems.
Age: 13 – 16 years old
Aiming to empower more girls to learn robotics, maths and science, Girls in Engineering, Mathematics & Science (GEMS) is a 20-week sponsored programme that bring young girls into the world of Rero robotics. Students learn to build, program and troubleshoot robots by completing different missions, which lead up to the ultimate challenge that is to design and build their own robot in order to make the world a better place.
Age: 10 – 11 years old
Design, Arts, Robotics and Engineering (DARE) makes robotics an art. This is a 20-week paid programme which challenge students to think creatively, innovatively and critically by using Rero robots. Students will witness how these two seemingly contrasting fields can complement and create something meaningful towards the end of the programme.
Age: 10 – 11 years old
ARUS ALUMNI ADVENTURE
A thrilling Maker adventure officially begins when our students graduate from Maker Academy and joined Arus Alumni Adventure. Every student has an unique character in this gamified journey. They gain experience points from accomplishing a variety of quests revolving around STEAMH(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Humanities) and level up until they unlock the greatest treasure.
Age: 13 – 17 years old
We believe the best way to raise awareness towards the importance of STEM education is through our efforts going into schools. Hence, we conduct science and programming workshops inside schools, train student leaders to run mini science fairs for their own school, organise a science carnival named Karnival Informatik, Sains dan Matematik di Alma(KARISMA) and obtained support from 11 primary and 3 secondary schools nearby.
Most of the time, teachers in school want to learn more but they are lack of opportunity. Hence, we bridge the gap by providing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshops for teachers especially those who are teaching subjects like Asas Sains Komputer, Reka Bentuk & Teknologi as well as Sains Komputer. Workshops available from learning Scratch, Arduino to Python programming languages.
We actively design, develop and revise our content internally for all our programmes. Besides, we also create content for external projects such as Spark Camp for SP Setia where we integrate Scratch programming with Global Sustainable Goals (SDG) as well as AIESEC in Penang Reach Out, Speak Up and Aspire to Inspire programmes. Collaborating with Cytron Technologies, we work hand in hand for the creation of Maker Uno and we develop content for its guidebook and tutorial videos.
Arus Makerspace is equipped with wood working tools, electronics corner where you can do soldering, 3D printing, we provide classrooms, laptops and free WiFi for all members. This space serves as a makerspace for the community where we welcome the public to sign up as a member so that they can enjoy all the tools and services offered for them to learn, make or repair their projects.
Since 2016, Arus Academy has partnered with Penang Science Cluster to establish a Penang Science Cafe or PSC@Alma. PSC@Alma was launched by the Chief Minister of Penang, Yang Amat Berhormat Lim Guan Eng on the 17th of December 2016. Arus runs PSC programmes for the public on the weekends and during the school holidays.