Introduction to Robotics

Introduction to Robotics

Skill Building Weeks

During the skill-building week, students will build robots with the LEGO WEDO robotics set.  They will build their skills by doing different guided projects on how to control motors, how to use the motion and tilt sensors,  and how to build intelligent robots using sensor inputs and motor outputs.  Some of the projects students will be working on including Cooling Fan, Milo the Mars Rover, Racers, Joystick, Flood Gates, etc... .  Students will progress at their own pace with the help of the instructor. ​  For those who have done the guided lessons before, we always have more open-ended challenges that will allow students to apply the knowledge they have learned before, such as Predator and Prey, Space Exploration, Moving Materials, Grabing Objects, where students must also learn and apply their skills on mechanism and mechanical designs, ie. gears, polleys, and levers.

Introduction to Robotics

Sumo and WRO Weeks

Robotics competitions provide a fun and exciting opportunity for students to apply the knowlege they have learned and challenge themselves in a friendly robot competition with their friends, while learning from each other.  The two different competitions we are offering now are SUMO and World Robot Olympiad challenge.  During the SUMO and WRO competition week,  students will be given a set of competitions rules, and they will work in small groups with the help of the instructor in order to design and create their own robots for the competition.  They will test and redesign as well as code their robots in order to perform the best during the competitions.  Throughout the week small competitions will be held within the class where students will see how well their robots perform, as well as reflect on what they would like to improve.  At the end of the week, there will be one final competition that parents are invited to come and witness students progress.