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Class Highlight: Lego Robotics

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

In this class, the students will be presented with several challenges that need to be solved by a robot. Working in teams (much smaller than FLL) they will design and build their robot. Next they will work together to code the robot to accomplish the mission. After successfully completing the project, they will present their design and code to the rest of the class.

We will dive deeper into concepts such as:

1. Good Engineering Design.

2. Using Mathematics for Precision.

3. Advanced Coding Concepts.

4. Presentation Skills

Why is this class important?

Lego Robotics takes students into the next phase of engineering. With Ozobots, they have learned how robots function, what they are used for in real life, and how to code them to accomplish specific tasks. In this class, they will learn how to analyze a problem and design a robot that will solve it. They will learn about good design, which includes durability, functionality, and simplicity. This will require that they use Critical Thinking and Teamwork.

Going beyond engineering, they will need to design code that will make the robot function the way that they expect. We will focus more on mathematical programming rather than brute force solutions that are typically found in FLL. This includes topics such as calculating the number of tire rotations based on the radius of the tire and using a gyro sensors and accelerometers.

Who is this class for?

Anyone who is interested in engineering, coding, mathematics, or robotics. This is also a great class for kids who will be participating in FLL next season. There is no requirement that your child have any robotics or coding experience. This class is a fit for those brand new to coding and robotics as well as seasoned FLL veterans as the kids will be grouped by experience. If there is interest and enough experienced kids, there is a great opportunity for them to gain some mentorship experience with the younger kids.

When is the class offered?

We are offering two sessions of this class; one for homeschool and one in the evenings.

Fridays, 9AM - 10AM, January 31st - May 22nd at CodeForce

Wednesdays, 5:30PM - 6:30PM, January 29th - May 20th at CodeForce

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