Youth, Tech Lab
Summer Youth: Creative Robotics - Parade (Ages 10-14)
Create parade floats out of cardboard, paint, motors, lights, and sensors so they drive a parade route on their own!
- Mon, 7/17/2023 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Tue, 7/18/2023 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Wed, 7/19/2023 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Thur, 7/20/2023 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Full STEAM ahead! In this class, students combine art and technology to make their own robotic parade floats. The floats are built out of common materials like cardboard, paint, and paper and brought to life through coding, motors, lights, and a variety of components.
The class begins with introductions to the microcontroller and add-on boards that will be used - micro:bit and the REKA:BIT - and exploring different components like motors and lights, how to use them, and code them using a block-coding application called MakeCode. Then students learn different cardboard building techniques and mechanisms that can be used for their creations.
We will decide as a class on the theme of our parade and the students will design and create their own parade floats. They will use coding and programing to bring their floats to life and follow a parade route on their own.
- For students ages 10-14
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Registration closes Wednesday, July 12
- A materials fee of $2 is included in the price of the class.
- New registrants: When you register, select Others Only in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, Add New Registrant. Create an account for your child. The email address on their account must be unique.
- The next time you register your child, you will be able to Search Registrants to select them.
- Complete and return this minor permission form.
- You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
To keep the class cost down, robotics kits will be provided for use during class time and returned to the instructor at the end of the week.
Students can bring their own devices from home like laptops (Mac or PC), Chromebooks, or Bluetooth-enabled tablets. Or they can use the computers at BARN,but their availability is limited.
Even though they will be wearing protective gowns, it is recommended that students not wear clothes they would mind getting paint on.
- If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Coordinator, Sarah Jones at SarahJ@BainbridgeBARN.org.
- View BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available- fill out the simple application before registering for a class.
- For those who might need assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program
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