Robotics with Lego and Arduino
Mondays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Welcome back to the world of thinking machines! Students will learn basic robotics concepts using the Lego Spike Prime and EV3 robots. Challenges will include obstacles inspired by the First Lego League competition. Students will develop algorithmic problem solving and an understanding of the criteria machines use to make their own decisions.
Intermediate Robotics with Arduino
Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm
This intermediate class will be based primarily on the Arduino microcontroller platform. Students will learn to interface with a number of sensors using Arduino’s C++ IDE. Lessons will include the basics of telemetry, GPS, and servo control. Students will develop skills in 3D printing and laser cutting materials with the goal of giving their robotic creations form and function!
Robotics Team – First Lego League Robotics
Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Join us in the First Lego League NYC Competition! Students will hone their robotics skills in the largest national robotics competition. Lego has recently updated their robotics coding to use Scratch or Python, giving a real boost to the tasks we can expect to accomplish with our robots. Click here for more information about NYC First. Click here for more information about this year’s Masterpiece Challenge. This class will require at least one full Saturday for a qualifying match. Details will be provided when registration opens, usually in October or November. In the event that the team advances beyond the qualifier, further Saturdays will be scheduled. The competition also involves a detailed science project outside of the robot game, so it is not too early to start brainstorming ideas! Congratulations to last year’s “First Timers” who advanced all the way to the NYC finals!
Thursdays 6:30 – 7:50 pm
This is an advanced class, targeted at students with prior experience in modeling and coding. Students will focus on the design and coding of a competition robot and the team will attend the APEC conference in February. This class will have significant division of labor in the context of our team. Skills developed will include PCB design and fabrication and advanced algorithm implementation in C++ on embedded microcontrollers.