Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms (middle and high school)


 Class: Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms (middle and high school) Grades 6+

Description: Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming robots. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery. We need a minimum of 13 students and can have a maximum of  25.

Students who take this class will be eligible to take an advanced robotics class that I will offer in the future.

Chaperon Policy: Only 3 parents can attend this class as chaperons, (and we need to have 3), if you wish to chaperon this class please post in the facebook group here. If you feel you need to be in the classroom with your child please let me know so I can make sure this happens for you.

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

Time: 2:00 – 4:00

Location:   MIT Museum -Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139

Price: $15.00 + $0.79  paypal fees.

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Travel Tips: Parking options, you may reserve parking beforehand to know you have a spot for $22. The lot nearby is $22 but small and not guaranteed. Also available is metered parking which is obviously first come first serve. I have been told that you will be ticketed if you park at a meter for more than two hours, after two hours you need to change spaces.

Materials Needed:  After you enroll, your confirmation email should include a link to the file for the activity that participants need to complete beforehand. It also includes some most class materials you may choose to cover. You will also find it in the files section marked ‘Robotics Engineering: Programming Mindstorms Pre and Post activities’ here.  It shouldn’t take too long to complete and the students need to bring it with them.

Helpful Information:  General Information on the Robotics Collection at the Museum can be found here

Age: This activity is appropriate for grades 6-10, the MIT museum does not teach classes to children before 6th grade. Children are expected to have skills equivalent to this grade level.

Additional Activities: I have scheduled an electrical engineering class making quizboards at the Edgerton Center earlier this same day from 10:00 am -1:00 pm the same day as this class. You can sign up for that class here.

Wondering who else is going? Join the discussion on our facebook group here

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