Why a renewable energy program?

 Robotics program in new york city 

Earth is a great place to live. It’s unique. And as much as we’d love to go to Mars and make it habitable, we should preserve the wonderful environment we have here on Earth first. A key way to doing so is to stop relying on fossil fuels and move towards a zero-emission future. At Tesla, we’re always trying to develop the talent needed to develop all-electric vehicles, infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products, and we believe this program is the first step to doing it.

 

 

Power the world

Discover innovative new sources for renewables

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Vehicles

Build all-electric vehicles from the ground up. Start by creating a cutting-edge battery technology and electric powertrain from scratch. Next, design a sleek chassis and Falcon wing doors - just make sure nobody’s in it when you’re testing!

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Energy Storage

Build an entire sustainable energy system. First, have your cousins found a solar-roof company, then use nepotism and class shareholder votes to buy them out - we won’t let pesky SEC regulations and fiduciary interests stop us from changing energy. Next, connect the energy from solar or the grid to a rechargeable home battery system and make energy available on demand.

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Cash-Burning Businesses

Burning money is a new source of energy. The Chinese are already doing it. A ton of blazing banknotes can contribute 660 kWh of energy and generates far less pollution than fossil fuels. To scale, Tesla contributed 1450000 kWh of energy from burning money last year alone. Thanks for the help, Wall Street.

Embark on a journey

 

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Part I: First Principles

Boil things down to their most fundamental truths and then reason up from there. 

1. A popular Kinet-X project - develop an RC solar-powered car
2. Create a 6W battery from scratch.
3. Practice burning bills - we’ll start with a small stack of George Washingtons.

 

 
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Part II: The Model S Phase

Without economies of scale, anything you build will be expensive. Learn to bamboozle the top 1% and create an admittedly awesome product.

1. Copy Apple’s marketing playbook
2. Learn to work 23 hours a week and master cutting edge engineering
3. Create a luxury sedan

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Part III: Really, really, big factories

The final solution to achieve production at scale, and finally accomplish our mission.

1. Find a desert in Nevada
2. Give a TED talk.
3. Master the trifecta of EV + battery design, economies of scale, and money incineration.

 

Personalized Intelligence

 
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A Day in the Life

 

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Welcome!

9:50 am - 10:00 am

We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous day's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.

 

 


 Student Soldering Circuit in STEM summer program

Morning Session: Accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The only thing stopping mankind from solving the problems plaguing the world is hard work and dedication. At Kinet-X, we’re plowing forward at full speed without brakes (or breaks).

 

 


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Lunch Break

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.

 

 


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Noon Session: Accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The only thing stopping mankind from solving the problems plaguing the world is hard work and dedication. At Kinet-X, we’re plowing forward at full speed without brakes (or breaks).

 

 


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Feedback & Recap

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so. 

 

 

 

 
 

A summer experience done differently.

 
 
 
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We're committed to you

Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.

 

 
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Stay engaged

Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.

 

 
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Make friendships

Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Over the course of 2 weeks, you and your friends will solve tough problem sets, build amazing inventions, and forge friendships to last a lifetime.

 
 

Renewable Energy

Learn to change human energy consumption in just 2* weeks.

7/23-8/3*

$995/week

April 30 Final Deadline

For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ below

*No time guarantee. Saving the world has no time limits.

 

 
 

Frequently asked questions

What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech programs?

Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are extremely small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to learn technology. 

 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors. 

 

When is the application deadline?

Our final application deadline is April 30, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and April 30 and receive a decision asap. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!

 

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

We don't expect you to have any knowledge of robotics, engineering, or CS when you join. However, if you do have experience in any of those areas, our robotics course is extremely flexible and our mentors will be glad to customize the program for you.

How much does the Kinet-X Renewable Energy course cost?

Full tuition for our Renewable Energy Summer 2018 program is $1990. If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships. If you sign up for two programs, you'll receive a $200 discount. Refer another family and receive $300 off.

 

When and where is Kinet-X taught?

Our Renewable Energy Summer 2018 program will be hosted at the Pine Street School. Class begins on July 23rd and runs through August 3rd from 10am-3pm. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm. Students will be working to change the world, so please excuse them if they go home at midnight or not at all.

 

Are there any age requirements?

We generally teach students from the ages 9-15. If you're outside this age range but still want to attend a Kinet-X program, no fear! Just drop us an email and we can talk.

 

Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?

Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Caltech to the University of Chicago.

 

What if I have more questions?

We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here