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Robo Challenge 1

Grades 3 to 5.** Check out these photos of what our kids create in class!

A horse ride -with double camsTook our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are  you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience?

This class is for you. In Robo Challenge I, instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Bots we built include factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; all sorts of cars and amusement rides like the double-cam horse rocker on the left. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!

After Robo Challenge 1, check out sequential class, Robo Challenge 2, with new, more challenging projects! Robo Challenge 1 is a prerequisite for Robo Challenge 2. Pricing is the same for both classes.

 

Check out this video of our instructors trying to use their LEGO® robotics traps to catch Hexbug Nanos:

 

Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite. Children in grades 2 may NOT enter this class, even if they have taken the prerequisite. For these second graders, we recommend LEGO® Engineers, which helps them solidify the mechanical engineering skills they’ll need to succeed in Robo Challenge.

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Robo Challenge class format (same format for Robo Challenge 1 and 2)

  • Eight meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Mondays:  March 11, 18, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
  • Min: 11/Max: 12 students.
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $135 per student.

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Grades 4-5; third graders with approval of our instructor.
  • Prerequisite for mature 3rd graders: our LEGO® Robotics class.
  • Prerequisite for Robo Challenge 2: Robo Challenge 1.
  • Unfortunately: Second graders are not allowed.
  • Second graders who have taken LEGO® Robotics may want to try our new LEGO Engineers® class, which covers a lot of the mechanical engineering concepts we expect them to understand when they enter Robo Challenge as third graders.
  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.

Contact

The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!
info@thegreatadventurelab.com

Registration questions:
help@thegreatadventurelab.com

(240) 442-1855
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Schedule

March 11, 2013 — 3:30 pm to
May 13, 2013 — 4:30 pm

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Venue

Carderock ES
7401 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD
United States

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