Our Robotizens Winter/ Spring program is a 19-week learning session in which children (ages 8-12) meet once a week and work hands-on with the latest generation of LEGO Robotics. The program meets from January-May and is taught by experienced Robotics instructor Steve Putz and Jenna Carrender.
Students work in small teams and build a variety of robot projects using LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0. These projects provide an opportunity to study construction methods, principles of physics and science and basic concepts of engineering, such as connected systems, motorized machines, levers, gears, pulleys, speed/torque, stress testing, and more. The students will learn how to program the robots to perform tasks, use sensors, and solve a series of fun challenges. In addition, we use FLL challenges that enhances the understanding of these principles and offers programming experience at a higher level.
Robotizens is lots of fun, excitement, creativity and learning all wrapped into one!
Green City Challenge
After completing a series of different robot designs and training challenges, students are presented with the Green City Challenge. This includes a number of missions simulating real-life engineering problems, each environmentally focused and conducted on a table top simulated city including LEGO buildings, power plants and trash bins. For this challenge, the student teams will design, build, program and test a robot using their own creative ideas. They will need to solve problems and revise their design and programming to see how many of the missions their robot can complete.
Body Forward FLL Challenge for Advanced/ Intermediate Students
The Intermediate Robotizens class is intended for students with some experience designing and programming LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots, or for new students able to learn the necessary skills. In this class, students work in pairs to design, build and program robots to solve practice challenges and challenges taken from past FIRST LEGO League seasons (http://firstlegoleague.org/ch
Dates: The classes run the weeks of January 7th-May 27th with a week off for Winter Break and another for Spring Break during the first week of April.Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details