Engaging Learning Environment

Create an engaging learning environment where students build skills, solve problems, work in teams, & design solutions using tech.

Save Time

Save time. Lesson plans, curriculum links, and assessments are all included. Everything is ready-made to be used out of the box.

Linking Careers with Curriculum

Help students gain insights into future careers and see how the curriculum is relevant to the real world (Gatsby Benchmark #4)

Students in classroom playing with Smart Home Box

Our students really enjoyed the projects and gained insights into potential careers! Looking forward to more projects!

James,
Computing Teacher @ Manchester Academy

Linking new technology with effective learning principles and pedagogy, Dicey Tech have enabled our students to learn and develop independently.

Razia,
Engineering Teacher @ TIBHS

What is the Smart Home Box?

‘Smart Home Box’ is the perfect starter kit for Key Stage 3 and 4 students to begin playing, learning and innovating the environment around them – in or outside of the classroom!

Expect a bit of science, some engineering, 3D design, a good amount of coding, and a lot creative problem solving!

The kit features:

  • Electronics, plastic components, and tools.
  • Access to 4 ready-made exciting projects on our learning platform.

Projects are Mapped to National Curriculum, AQA, Edexcel, and OCR specifications in:

Science

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Computing

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Design & Technology

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The Projects

Smart Light Snap Colour Cycle

Smart Lamp 🔦

Ever wanted to snap your fingers and turn the lights on? What about changing colours based on music? 🎶

Smart Recycling Bin Gif

Smart Recycling Bin ♻️

‘Is the bin full? Who’s turn is it to take the rubbish out?’ – is something you will never hear again 😎

Smart Pet Feeder 🙊

Make sure no pets go hungry when you leave the house, but watch out for those who try to beat the system 😉

Smart Alarm Gif

Smart Alarm 🚨

Add a layer of smart security to any area of the house with this simple but clever alarm 🕵️

What is the Process?

Step 1: Set-Up School

After purchasing the boxes, we set up your secure learning portal on our platform. From there, you can easily manage students, projects, and assessments.

Step 1: Set-Up School

After purchasing the boxes, we set up your secure learning portal on our platform. From there, you can easily manage students, projects, and assessments.

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Step 2 - Engage

Step 2: Make, Play, and Learn!

Projects are split into sections that can be delivered in 1-hour units to suit a variety of needs and timetables.

Step 2 - Engage

Step 2: Make, Play, and Learn!

Projects are split into sections that can be delivered in 1-hour units to suit a variety of needs and timetables.

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Step 3: Repeat or Reconfigure

Repeat projects with new student cohorts or set challenges for students to mix and match the components differently to design entirely new solutions!

Step 3 - Innovate
Step 3 - Innovate

Step 3: Repeat or Reconfigure

Repeat projects with new student cohorts or set challenges for students to mix and match the components differently to design entirely new solutions!

Learner Benefits

bringing curriculum to life

Understand how the STEM curriculum applies to the real world and to careers!

new skills

Play, have fun, and learn valuable skills that will create opportunities for a prosperous future.

global challenges

Become an early innovator and start thinking about and addressing global challenges.

certificates and badges

Receive badges, certification, and recognition for new skills. Collect badges to build a portfolio.

Confident Kid
reuse components

This is just the beginning. Reuse components in other projects to create more exciting things!

Confident Kid

CPD Training Included

Modular training courses to learn useful skills. These include Python Basics with Mu editor, BBC Micro:Bit, 3D Design in Fusion 360 and TinkerCAD, Basic Electronics, and 3D Printing.

Step 2 - Learn and Play

CPD Training Included

Modular training courses to learn useful skills. These include Python Basics with Mu editor, BBC Micro:Bit, 3D Design in Fusion 360 and TinkerCAD, Basic Electronics, and 3D Printing.

Step 2 - Learn and Play
Skill Badges

Skill Badges & Certificates

Each project has its own certificate and badges to help learners understand the skills they are building and how these open up career pathways.

Skill Badges

Skill Badges & Certificates

Each project has its own certificate and badges to help learners understand the skills they are building and how these open up career pathways.

What’s in the Box?

Electronic Components
Plastic Components
Tools and Extras
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