This engaging workshop offers children a chance to learn real time programming in a fun atmosphere.
Using laptops and either EV3 or NXT Lego Mindstorms robots, the kids are asked to complete a variety tasks whilst learning about basic programming. The programming itself is based on Lego's easy understand computer program, whereby students intuitively use the simple 'drag and drop' icons to form their code. Children are guided step by step by experienced presenter on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound.
This vacation workshop is built around a series of challenges, dependent on ability and interest;
1. dont knock the Lego man over!
2. dash around the block
3. follow the black line
4. herd the sheep into the pen
5. bulldozer minesweeper
6. 'robot dancing' or 'robot wars'
Alternatively children can creatively making their own routines following the initial instruction, again dependent upon their ability. Working in pairs or threes, children are guided step by step on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound. The workshop concludes with students creatively programming their own robots to perform a short dance routine or another separate fun challenge chosen based on student's abilities and interests.
For ages 8 and up with a maximum of 30 children per workshop.