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ROBOTICS

Robotics Today:

Robotics may be  the most inter-disciplinary of engineering endeavors. A mechanical engineer will design the robot’s structure, its joint mechanisms, bearings, heat transfer characteristics, etc. Electrical engineers design the robot’s control electronics, power amplifiers, signal conditioning, etc. Electro-mechanical engineers may work on the robot’s sensors. Computer engineers will design the robot’s computing hardware. Robot kinematics is great application of mathematics applied to robotics engineering.

Many engineers begin with simple robotics or electrical systems.  Taking things apart and seeing how they work and putting them back together is a great way to get started. We have the parts, pieces and projects to get your budding student or engineer started and provide them challenges to take home.

Percent increase in robot sales between 2014 and 2015

29%

Military targeted portion of the force that is robotic by 2020

30%

Annual growth rate of robotic vacuum cleaners

17%

Fraction of new cars painted with robots

100%
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Lego WeDo

GRADE: K-4

Wedo Robotics Camps are specifically designed for young students to utilize the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics program facilitating a hands on, minds on learning experience, redefining Robotics for primary and elementary students. Using the provided programming software, laptop computers, activity packs, construction kits, motors, and sensors – very young students can build their own robotic models and also learn computer programming skills!

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Lego WeDo Adventures

GRADE: 1-5

Come and build animals, machines and more from Mozek Games’ exclusive collection of more than 24 WeDo projects. The final challenge is to make a catcher for scurrying robotic bugs. Students explore mechanisms, machines, and programming–all while having fun building with Legos!

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Lego WeDo w/Scratch

GRADE: 1-5

If your child likes Legos and programming, this is a class for them. Combining the physical and virtual worlds by using Scratch programming and Legos together to create amazing builds from Mozek Games’ exclusive collection of more than 24 WeDo projects. Students will explore, program and build mechanisms, machines, and programming–all with Scratch.

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Lego WeDo Challenges: Wacky Machines

GRADE: 1-5

Join the fun and build your own WeDo creations. Students build on their prior knowledge of WeDo programing and design to create their own wacky creations. Students will work in groups to design and create LEGO machines based on a specific challenge themes. Different designs will be tested and explored to find out what design elements work better to accomplish the assigned goals.

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LEGO MACHINES Mass Transportation Vehicles

GRADE: 1-5

This class is for beginning through advanced Lego builders. Students will help to design and construct a mass transportation system for a new city, designing and building cars to run on mono rails and cables systems for the citizens of their town. Students learn about friction, gearing, independent steering and other science and mechanical principles.

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Lego Boats & Bots

GRADE: 1-5

Ahoy Mate, all aboard learning boating terms like stern, aft port, & starboard. Students will learn about Archimedes’ principle to determine how much a boat can hold. Students will design and build their own Lego boat hull and learn how to propel their creation with propulsion systems. They will complete challenges in Laketown with their classmates.

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Lego Machines – Woodville Class

GRADE: 1-5

This class is for beginning through advanced Lego builders. We will have building and learning activities followed by a challenge build. Students will build remote control cars by the end of the class to help the people of Woodville. The people of Woodville will be moving timber to the furniture factory, saw mill and paper mill. Students need to deliver their logs to the right place to get the highest team score. Students learn about friction, gearing, independent steering and other science and mechanical principles.

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Lego Mindstorms Intermediate – Robotics Projects

GRADE: 4-8

Take your NXT Mindstorms programming skills to the next level by building up to 8 different robots while completing fun new challenges. Some of the robots include a security vault, 4-wheeler, Seeker Robot, Lift Arm, Front Wheel Steering Robot, and Pick-N-Place Robots.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Introduction

GRADE: 4-6

Students design, build and program awe-inspiring robots using LEGO’s® most advanced and newest robotics technology – the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3 system. Classmates work together as a team to complete projects and win games created for EV3. The EV3 is today’s go-to robotics system for hobbyists and features improved digital sensors, a seven-state color-light sensor, touch sensors and an improved infrared sensor and remote control. Students to EV3 should have prior experience with Mindstorms NXT.

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Lego Mindstorm Animals

GRADE: 4-8

Our Mindstorms Camps are designed for students in Grades 4-thru-8 building on foundational robotics concepts and advancing to team challenges by the end of the week. Students will work together in teams to advance through different levels of programming sophistication as we work through the sound, light, touch and ultrasonic sensors. Students combine what they have learned to make a zoo full of their own Robotic animals.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Battle Bots

GRADE: 4-8

Students design, build and program awe-inspiring robots using LEGO’s® most advanced and newest robotics technology – the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3 system. Students work together to build remote controlled and autonomous robots to compete in challenges. This class has many fun challenges and culminates in robot sumo. Students to EV3 should have prior experience with Mindstorms.

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Lego Mindstorms for Young Women

GRADE: 4-8

Coaches will work with students to show how a creative use of materials and ideas to generate solutions to problems. Some of these problems may include robot rescue, coordinated robot show, overcoming obstacles and more. Have fun while learning engineering skills and problem solving methods.

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Electronic Wizards: Intro

GRADE: 4-8

Gain new skills in programming and electronics engineering with an introduction to microcontrollers. The students will use the microcontroller board to read sensors, control motors and lights, and upload their hand-built code that interacts with the real world. Learn the Arduino™ programming language, which is based on C/C++. No previous electronics or programming experience is required!

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Electronic Wizardry: Smart Inventions

GRADE: 5-8

In Electronic Wizardry: Smart Inventions you will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code. An Arduino is a micro-controntroller, a small computer used as the brain of the robot which can be programed to control the way buttons, motors, switches, sensors, lights, and other electronic parts interact. By the end of this program you will have learned about many of the cool ways computers and coding are everywhere in your life, and how to plan and build your own amazing devices.

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