Robotics Club

 

Minecraft Programming and LEGO NXT and EV3 MINDSTORMS ROBOTS

Highlights of our exciting Robotics Club:  Longer classes: Each class will last 1.5 hours to allow more complicated builds.  Smaller Classes: Limited to 10 students.

 

 

 

 

Robotics Club Ages 10-14

Depending upon school your program may contain one or both of the following programs.

Learn Programming With MineCraft and ComputerCraft!

In this class, students will learn programming skills using ComputerCraft in which you can add little robots and computers to the world of MineCraft.  These can be programmed using the LUA scripting language. Students will learn about variables, functions, conditional statements, loops, and more, as well as improving their typing skills in a fun, familiar environment where the results of their work are immediately visible and very rewarding.  Students will conceptualize, write, and debug their very own program using new skills that remain useful outside of the MineCraft environment. The LUA language is a fully featured and freely available programming language that can be used to write applications and games, and is a perfect springboard for learning more complex languages like Java, C++, and others.  Please view our Parent Letter.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3Our older students will be furthering their programming abilities using these  more advanced robots!

What is the difference between NXT’s and EV3’s?  It’s the programming level.  EV3 means Evolution of the NXT’s 1 and 2. Learning the EV3’s is a step beyond the NXT’s.  We will use the MAZE Challenge to learn EV3 programming skills through move blocks, using equations to program degrees, timing, rotations and Sensors to detect possible mishaps along the way.  Students will design and build a maze, then program their way through to the end!

Robotics Club Ages 8 and Up

Depending upon school your program may contain one or both of the following programs.

Minecraft and Architectural Design 

This camp will allow your student’s creativity and knowledge of technology to come together in a bold new way. Using Lego® Architecture Studio and specially designed graph paper, students will draw, design, and build their own creations step by step, just like the Master Builders at Lego!

Students will learn about architectural engineering as they draw, design, and build their own buildings with LEGOS, then they will expand on those ideas and build their design on a much grander scale in Minecraft! Students will use resources to help them build perfect domes and spheres in Minecraft. This is the perfect camp for your creative minded, Lego and Minecraft loving student!

LEGO ® MINDSTORMS® NXT Robotics:

Robots will be built and programmed with Lego MINDSTORMS ® NXT’s! We will learn to program the basics with Time, Degrees and Sensing.  What is the difference in programming with Time compared to Degrees? Time compared to Wheel Rotations?  Once this is understood our students will begin programming their way through a Maze Challenge using an Ultrasonic sensor for distance, a Color sensor for following colors to the end of the maze and Touch sensors to bounce off the walls of the Maze and try to make it to the end successfully.

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