About the program

For year 6 to 7 students

Computer Science Unplugged explores computer science, problem solving and coding. It consists of two main sessions – a coding session and a 3D printing session. The coding session provides an introduction to algorithmic thinking and the structures required to develop problem solving and coding skills, while the 3D printing session incorporates the problem solving process in the context of additive manufacturing using a simple online CAD design program.

Preparatory activities encourage students to enact their thinking and write algorithms prior to being introduced to the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of Arduino, a coding and programming package, which they use to bring the outcomes of their first code to life. Students also gain experience in the main facets of 3D printing, including 3D scanning and modelling. They design an object within set parameters, provide the file for printing, and see 3D printers in action as objects are printed.

What will students do?

As part of the program, students will:


  • As this program incorporates a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed in shoes and appropriate dress.
  • Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.


Please email UniSAConnect@unisa.edu.au to register your interest in the program and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.