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Intro to robotics (4 days) for children 9-13yrs - Redbridge Central Library

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Redbridge Central Library, Lab Central

Clements Road

London

IG1 1EA

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Join this 4 day course (Monday 12 Feburary - Thursday 15 Feburary) to learn the basic concepts of robotics by using the really popular LEGO Mindstorms.

Build your own robot, customise it using your creativity and all the different parts available in the kit and each robot in the group will look totally different! Learn to programme the robots in pairs and become familiar with basic coding terminology working with easy to use software. Delivered by PrepareRobo Ltd

Who is this for?

  • children 9 to 13 years old (children younger than 9 or older than 13 won't be accepted in this course)

  • this course is suitable for children that have not taken it before

What will I get out of it?

  • you will learn to use a LEGO Mindstorms robot kits

At this session you will:

  • gain hands on experience in robot construction using different hardware parts available in the kit such as sensors, controllers, motors, gears, wheels and axles

  • link your creative skills to robot design while building your own to follow your chosen set of specifications

  • learn basic coding concepts by using the ‘Graphical RobotC language’ in a very intuitive interface to programme the robots in pairs

  • reflect on the connection between programming blocks and robot behaviour

  • improve your problem-solving skills by observing your robot’s ability or failure to complete a task and develop troubleshooting skills

  • gain an understanding of line followers, fighting robots and much more

  • find fresh inspiration to further your building and programming skills on your own time by using resources available online

Entry requirements

  • no robotics or programming experience is necessary

  • suitable for children that have not taken this course before

  • children will need to attend the four sessions: Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 16 Feburary 2018

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Redbridge Central Library, Lab Central

Clements Road

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