Try a new robotics challenge each week. In small group teams, kids will receive the challenge, brainstorm a design, build, test and modify. The class ends with a fun competition. Who can beat the challenge, and who can do it most creatively? This is a 3-week series of classes. Kids build a chassis the first week, then add on an arm and a claw for a more comprehensive learning experience.
Mondays 4:00-7:00 PM (Apr 16, Apr 23, Apr 30 EXAMPLE ONLY)
Orange County Library Limited to 24 kids
April 16 Drag Races and SoccerBots (chassis)
April 23 Demolition Derby (arm/claw)
April 30 SumoBots (gear ratios)
Coding is fun! Studio.code.org is a great place to start, even at home on your own. Our club goes a step further. Some sessions kids are sitting at computers designing; other sessions they will have a chance to drive and program a Sphero or a VEX IQ robot. This class is individually paced; students can take as much or as little time as they need to progress. There is no need to rush or worry where other students in the class are.
And no experience is needed.
Suggestions for 2 hour classes:
January 4 Chariot Race (Sphero programming)
February 1 Create a video game (Scratch.mit.edu)
March 1 Little Bits Circuits (Electronics exploration)
April 5 Angry Birds, Frozen, Plants versus Zombies (studio.code.org programming)
Max: 24 students (1 or 2 per laptop)
We have 7 laptops to accommodate 14 kids in the class. If your library has laptops or Chromebooks or kids bring their own, we can invite up to 24 kids.