Learn about our Spring Program!
KIDS (AGES 7–12)
What are robots? Can robots be creative? Is it possible to design a mechanical arm that actually scoops up an object? If your robot curiosity is as elevated as ours, then this program is designed for you! In this highly interactive program, students explore the Engineering Design Process through a series of exercises and activities that challenge and hone their creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. They will learn that robots rely on a sequence of commands, and they will understand how those commands are translated into code. Trial and error is the best way to learn robotics, so we provide plenty of opportunities for students to design, construct, and dismantle small robots, drag-and-drop visual code, and create robot movement. Each lesson and activity will prepare students for the ultimate challenge of programming commands for a non-remote control robot. Science, technology, and engineering come together in this exciting program where robots do the heavy lifting!
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Youth with a desire to tinker and explore programming small robots
From September 9, 2017 to May 19, 2018.
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
A self-designed and self-programmed robot that performs a useful task on command without remote control
• Identify the basic electronic components of an electrical circuit
• Explore science and engineering concepts, such as sensors, microcontrollers, and motors
• Identify the sequence of communication between the robot and the programmer
• Apply computer programming concepts to get robots moving
• Plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions
• Create new robot behaviors, such as navigating objects and line following
• Modify robot designs based on conditions
• Implement the Engineering Design Process through design, build, and test development phases
Week 8: Multiple Robot Builds and Circuit Projects
Week 16: Robotic Design Challenge
Week 24: Self-designed Robot Build
Week 32: Light Up City Design
Learn about our Spring Programs!
Our programs are comprehensive, meaning that they cover a lot of material during their duration. Our Spring programs will run from January 2018 to May 2018. If you cannot start at the beginning of the term, there are other opportunities to join us in our Workshops and Summer Camps.
For those sessions that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get into the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested. As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called to offer the space.
If your child has to miss class because of vacation or other commitment, we'll arrange for you to come at another time to make up the hours for that month.
Yes, but you will need to sign the children in and let us know who is picking them up. At the time of pick-up, our staff will ask for ID to match the name you provided at drop-off. You can also wait and relax in the comfort of the parents' lounge area.