Maximum Number of Students: 26 students
Want to learn how to program? Not sure where to begin? Try 'Coding'! This beginner’s course shows students a variety of resources they can use to learn how to program. First, students will learn how to program with visual (blockly) programming languages. Then, students will learn how to program with text-based programming languages. Last, students will spend the remaining time focusing on the programming languages they like best!
Sessions: 7/9-7/13 from 12pm-2pm
7/16-7/20 from 10am-12pm
7/23-7/27 from 10am-12pm
Maximum Number of Students: 16 students sharing 8 robotics kits
Want to learn how to build and program a robot? Not sure where to begin? Try 'Robotics 1'! This beginner’s course teaches students how to build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits. First, students will learn how to build a basic rover-style robot that can move, turn, and sense things in its environment. Then, students will learn how to program their robots to perform various behaviors (moving, turning, sensing the environment, playing sounds, displaying pictures, etc.). Last, students will demonstrate their newly-learned skills by solving a variety of programming challenges.
Sessions: 7/16-7/20 from 12pm-2pm
Maximum Number of Students: 8 students each assigned to their own robotics kit and resource set
Want to take your robotics knowledge further or explore robotics the way you want to? Try 'Robotics 2'! This choose-your-own-adventure course allows students to explore robotics on their own terms. This course comes at the request of several previous robotics course students. They wanted more time to see what they could do with the robot on their own, so here’s your chance! Students will use a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kit and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT resource set to build any type of robot/device they choose. Students will also use LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G software to create programs to bring their robots/devices to life.