LEGO WeDo Robotics, Ages 5-70 Available
Using the LEGO® Education WeDo™ Robotics Construction Set, the students are introduced to simple robotics through building models, attaching sensors and motors, and using a computer to program the model’s behavior. Robot models include dancing birds, smart spinner, drumming monkey, hungry alligator, roaring lion, flapping bird, soccer kicker, soccer goalie, and cheerful fans, airplane, a giant, sailboat and larger models such as a tower crane, an intelligent house, a Ferris wheel, and a car. Students will also learn about simple engineering concepts such as pulleys, belts, gears and levels, while having a blast with their creations. NOTE: This class can be taken multiple times as there are twenty models of increasing difficulty that usually take two to three weeks to complete.
Robotics – Full-Day – Ages 10-140 Available
Using the LEGO® EV3™ Robotics Construction Set, the students are introduced to the newest robotics platform from LEGO. Similar to our other robotics classes, students will be guided as they first build, then program their EV3 robot. Students will learn to program movement, use of sensors and decisions by breaking down problems and building up solutions. Robot models include:
TRACK3R – a crawler-mounted, all-terrain robot with four interchangeable attachments including a bi-blade blender, a blasting bazooka, a gripping claw, and the hammer.
GRIPP3R – a robot designed for heavy lifting
SPIKE3R – a six-legged creature that turns sharply, snaps with its crushing claw, and has a lightning-fast tail.
Once students have mastered the basics of building and programming, they will have a choice of other projects to build and customize. Please note this is a full-day class. Students must take the AM and PM session of the same week.
Robotics Half-Day Animals, Ages 8-130 Available
Students learn how to build and program the LEGO® Mindstorms NXT robots to emulate real life movements such as scuttling like an inchworm, crawling like a spider, following like a puppy dog and striking like a rattlesnake. This class teaches the common programming blocks. Creative robot construction, team-oriented challenges, variations of input sensors will stimulate your child’s imagination. Both beginners and students with knowledge of LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT can take this class. This class is at the same level as “Robotics – Half-Day – Vehicles” – either one can be taken first.
Robotics Half-Day Vehicles, Ages 8-130 Available
Students learn how to build and program the amazing LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robot. They use their new skills to meet challenges such following lines, processing sound, navigating a maze and ultimately building their race car. This class will introduce programming concepts such as repeat loops, if/then statements, and the use of the external inputs such as touch, sound and light sensors. Logic, technology and creativity are combined to provide hours of learning fun! Both beginners and students with knowledge of LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT can take this class. This class is at the same level as “Robotics – Half-Day – Animals” so either one can be taken first.