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3:15-4:15 pm on Fridays: April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Took our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or you are in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience?
This class is for you. In Robo Challenge I, instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.
Bots we built include factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; all sorts of cars and amusement rides like the double-cam horse rocker on the left. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.
How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.
Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!
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Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite. Children in grades 2 may NOT enter this class, even if they have taken the prerequisite. For these second graders, we recommend LEGO® Engineers, which helps them solidify the mechanical engineering skills they’ll need to succeed in Robo Challenge.
We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.
Girls Get Science:
Venue: Farmland E.S., Rockville, Md.
Half-day or full-day
June 17 - 21, Curriculum A @ venue: Farmland
June 24 - 28, Curriculum B @ venue: Farmland
NEW! Girls Get Science camp!
Half-day or full-day
July 1-3, Curriculum A @ venue Farmland E.S.
Venue: Woodlin E.S., Silver Spring Md.
Half-day or full-day.
Registration open NOW!
July 8 - 12, Curriculum A @venue Woodlin E.S
July 15 - 19 Curriculum B @venue Woodlin E.S.
July 22 - 26 Curriculum A @venue Woodlin E.S.
July 29 - Aug. 2 Curriculum B @venue Woodlin E.S.
The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
April 12, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
May 24, 2013 — 4:15 pm
6314 Lone Oak Drive