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Access to course content and live mentorship begins July 1




weeks of access to
video chat mentorship


total hours
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We'll teach you to code

Our projects are designed for all experience levels, so we’ll teach you the basics and prepare you for beyond

Get a leg-up on college

Learn high-tech skills that you can write about on college applications

Learn at your own pace with help from real people

We’ll give you detailed online instructions every step of the way and help you with video chats if you get stuck

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Access to course content and live mentorship begins July 1

Designed by people with experience at

Video chat with qualified mentors

Nikil Ragav
Founder and CEO
UPenn Electrical Engineering
Wharton Business

Chris Zhu
Curriculum Developer
UPenn Masters in Computer
Information Technology

Will Morgus
Teaching Assistant
UPenn Computer Science
Wharton Business Analytics

We wish we had this when we were in high school

How it works

  1. We ship a kit of parts to you
  2. You build projects with help from detailed online instructions
  3. You video chat 2-3 times each week with our instructors who have experience at UPenn, Google, and Microsoft
  4. You learn Python, Electronics, and Data visualization
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You'll build these projects

Code a COVID-19 simulator

and apply Statistics



Data visualization

Build and code a Pong video game

and apply Algebra



Code an autopilot car controller

and apply Physics



Get all this
Only $499 for 6 weeks

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Access to course content and live mentorship begins July 1

Other online STEAM programs charge

$1599 for 6 weeks (CoderHeroes)
$499 for just 1 week (iDTech)


  • How much does this summer program cost?

    The inventXYZ summer program takes you through making 3 full projects with online mentorship over 6 weeks.

    Typically, summer programs where you code or build just 1 project cost $900 to $5,000.

    inventXYZ's summer program is designed to be as accessible as possible, at $499 for 6 weeks.

  • When does the summer program start?

    The summer program starts July 1st, 2020. The Virus simulator project materials will be available then. The Pong game project materials will be available on July 15th. The Autopilot car simulation materials will be available starting August 1.

    The online support will end on August 16th, but you'll have access to the materials during the fall 2020 semester in case you want to reference something or show your teacher!

  • Does it matter what timezone I'm in?

    Nope. You can be any timezone in the USA.

    The project documents and many of the debug videos/GIFs are premade.

    The Q&A forum will be available 24-7 and we will be monitoring it throughout the day (not at night- We need to sleep too!)

    We'll host 2 to 3 video mentorship sessions each week. Each session will be 2-3 hours where we answer your questions. We'll try to schedule them so that anyone who wants help can get it.

  • How soon will I get my kit of parts?

    We send your order to our vendor as soon as you sign up. It will typically take a week (often shorter depending on where in the US you are). If more than 500 people sign up for this summer program, there may be slight delays, but we'll keep you updated if that happens.

  • Can you talk more about the video chat mentorship?

    Yes! We have our team of curriculum developers who wrote each of the projects as well as a team of Teaching Assitants (TAs) who will host video mentorship sessions.

    Our goal is to provide 2 to 3 sessions per week each 2-3 hours long. This way you can hop in on the video call and ask specific questions or join in when someone else has a similar question to yours. We'll help you debug your code or hardware. We're all experienced in coding and have gotten stuck many times :)

    If more than 500 students join the program, we may schedule additional sessions.

  • Who is the summer program for?

    The course is designed for people entering 8-12th grade.

    Ideally you've seen a little bit of algebra and physics (slope of a line, quadratic equations, systems of equations, Newton's laws).

    You don't need to already know how to code or prototype with electronics - we've tried to design the course materials to teach you these things so that you can complete the projects and work on similar projects on your own.

    That said, having seen this stuff at least once before does make it easier.

  • How much coding knowledge do I need to have?

    You'll likely get slightly different things out of the summer program at different experience levels.

    If you're a complete beginner, THAT'S OK! We're writing the material to help you get started and understand what the heck is going on. One of the best ways to learn a skill is to do a project and learn the things you'll need to get that project finished. We'll help you do that.

    If you've coded or used an Arduino before, we'll take that a step further and introduce good practices and techniques to speed up your programs.

  • What software do I need?

    Don't worry! We'll walk you through installing these things. Installing software was always one of the more confusing things that used to frustrate us.

    Every piece of software that you need is free. You'll need Python, a text-editor for coding (we recommend VS Code), and a few other things. A Windows, Mac, or Linux computer with an Intel or AMD CPU should be able to run these.

    A Raspberry Pi might struggle on some parts. A Chromebook *may* work depending on your allowed permissions but we HAVE NOT TESTED IT.

Learn more about what you’ll build

1. Code your own COVID spread simulator

See how social distancing and other policies affect virus spread

Get Started

Access to course content
and live mentorship begins July 1

You'll learn:

Data visualization

You'll also apply:

Statistical distributions
Confidence intervals and error

2. Build and code a Pong video game

We will ship a kit of parts to your house

Get Started

Access to course content
and live mentorship begins July 15

You'll learn:

Electronics prototyping

You'll also apply:

Slope of a line
Systems of equations

3. Code an autopilot speed controller

Learn a basic principle of autonomous cars

Get Started

Access to course content
and live mentorship begins August 1

You'll learn:

PID controllers

You'll also apply:

Spring laws

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