Grades 5th To 7th
Join the growing maker culture in this advanced robotics class. Kids move beyond LEGO and build a real robot – a robot called “mBot” that they take home to keep for further exploration! This class starts with an introduction to electronics hardware including an Arduino compatible microcontroller with integrated motor driver, a buzzer, and an infrared LED sensor. As the class progresses students build their robots from the ground up while learning how to program the “brains” of their machines using a coding language similar to Scratch (or for advanced coders the Arduino IDE). By the end of the semester, each child takes home an autonomous roving vehicle that can navigate around obstacles and provide countless hours of enjoyment and further learning.
Additional Topics Include: Logic, Problem Solving, Electronics, Coding, Motors/Gears/Sensors