Robotics 101 program is designed to introduce students to both robot building as well as programming. The students will build robots to accomplish a specific task while using their imagination to make their robot better than the basic robot. During the class, students will discover the Engineering Design Process in a real-world setting as they test their
robots multiple times.
Saturday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Robotics 101 – $110 for members (any league), $130 for non-members
– 14 participants max (6 required to run the class)
Please register below.
Robot Intelligence–During the first lesson students will build their
robots. Students will also discover that robots have to be programmed and a
robot does not work as soon as it is built.
Arm Flexing–By the time students have reached the Arm Flexing lesson,
they have a solid understanding of the mechanics of both the programming
and build of the robots. Students will be challenged to program their robot
to drive to a ping-pong ball and hit the ball with an arm. The students
will be competing against one another to get the ping-pong ball the
Line Follow–The Line Following lesson will introduce students to a new
light sensor and build upon what they learned in Bouncing Off the Walls.
With the light sensor, their robot will be able to differentiate between
light and dark and navigate its way around a track.
Sumobots–The students will be challenged with building battle robots to
push the opponent’s robot outside of the Sumo Ring. Students will need to
use what they learned from prior lessons to make a robot that is very
stable, utilizes sensors, and maybe even an arm for flipping