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The Code Using Robots 2 is the next course following the introductory workshop. It explores advanced coding functions in the SPRK Lightening Lab App. to create fun programs to interact and play with the Sphero robotic ball. Participants will also test their creativity and STEM skills when they design swim suits for their Spheros to race in water.
This workshop will allow participants greater flexibility to analyse, problem solve and think creatively to tackle the various programming activities and challenges. As a pre-requesite, participants enrolling in this course will need to have completed the introductory Code Using Robots workshop. The contents covered in this school holiday workshop include the following:
Day 1 - Introduction to new coding functions on the SPRK Lightening Lab App. Attempt to complete various activities and challenges. Learning areas include problem solving, spacial awareness, direction, navigation, logic, math, geometry, computer science and physics.
Day 2 - Water Works - Race the Sphero robot in water by using and exploring various materials and designs to create swim suits. Can you make the Sphero go faster or more efficient? Learning areas include problem solving, creative thinking, physics, computer science and engineering concepts.
There are two sessions available for this workshop. Each session runs for 3 hours per day over two days on Thursday 12 January and Friday 13 January 2017. These two sessions are as follows:
1. Morning Session between 9AM to 12PM on 12 and 13 January 2017.
2. Afternoon Session between 2PM to 5PM on 12 and 13 January 2017.
Each participant will be assigned an individual robot to use for the duration of the workshops.
All learning materials are included.
There will be a short break half way through each day. A juice box, some biscuits and fruit will be provided.
Workshops are kept to small groups to ensure a focused learning environment. Places are limited to 15 participants per workshop.
Parents are more than welcomed to stay and/or participate with their children.
BYO iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android/Kindle device. Note compatibility with devices as follows:
- iOS - Requires iOS 8+. iPad 2 does not support Bluetooth Smart robots
- Android - Requires 4.4+. Some 4.4+ devices do not support Bluetooth Smart robots
- Kindle - Requires Fire OS 5.0+ running on Kindle Fire 2015, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10