Introductory Robotics Session on Weekends for kids(Age 9-14 years)

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695 Bishop St N

695 Bishop Street North

Unit 4

Cambridge, ON N3H 2K8

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LEGO Mindstorms EV3

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is designed for those with no programming background and introduces students to concepts such as coding, looping, decision-making and flow control as they utilize the visual drag and drop programming interface.

Students design and build programmable robots using high-quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components. By using hands-on robotics, students will gain a better understanding of how the technology works in real-world applications.

The solution enables students to understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models; build, test troubleshoot and revise designs to improve robot performance; Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time and speed.

Vernier with LEGO Mindstorms EV3

This course provides advanced programming technique on LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits and Vernier Sensors. Students will learn to control and program the sensors using the data wires and advanced blocks. Students will be introduced to data logging technique with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software and using EV3 Brick. You can graphically show values measured by sensors with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software.

Activities investigate the topics of temperature, motion, force, magnetism, light, electricity, and pressure.

Kids learn to measure:

Temperature,PH, Soil Moisture,Voltage and Current,Pressure,Force

Every lesson ends with a challenge to design a control system based on the sensor studied.

mBot

mBot is a low cost, easy-to-run robot kit for kids to get hands-on experience on graphical programming, electronics, robotics. It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and specifically designed for STEM education. An educational robot for individual and classroom use, empowering users to be innovative and creative while having fun. mBot is programmed using the mBlock software which integrates Scratch and Arduino programming.

This programming language is both simple, powerful and very quick to learn. A platform with endless possibilities.

Arduino Programming

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is a great way for students to get involved with programming and robotics, or building advanced projects. The Arduino programming language and hardware include everything you need to complete 16 circuits that will teach you how to read sensors, display information on an LCD, drive motors, and more. You don’t need any previous programming or electronics experience to use this kit.

The student learns how to connect each circuit with the included parts. Example code is provided and explained and even includes troubleshooting tips if something goes wrong.

The Arduino kit does not require any soldering and is recommended for beginners ages 9 and up.

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap, single-board computer that outputs what the student has programmed it to do. Simple to use and program, it can be embedded in innovative projects and has been used to build Internet-connected dispensers, low-res plotters, cell phone–operated coffeemakers, and a solar-powered computer.

This course shows how to obtain, configure, and do simple tasks with a Raspberry Pi. Our Instructors shows you how to play sounds, boot up a GUI, program simple tasks, install software, and begin to explore hardware control with GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output).

VEX IQ

VEX IQ, a plastic snap together construction system tailored for elementary and middle school students to encourage STEM learning.

The VEX IQ Super Kit is an all-encompassing introduction to STEM and robotics. VEX IQ robots can be immediately driven using the handheld VEX Controller and built-in programs. VEX IQ sensors, including a colour sensor, gyroscope, potentiometer, allow for advanced robots and teaching opportunities. Robots can be programmed on the LCD or via a computer

3D Modelling & Printing

Imagine if you can create anything you dream of. Every artist, sculptor, and designer knows the magic of creation begins from the moment an idea takes root. Kids are chockfull of ideas, but ideas can only go so far.

Imagine what happens if we empower them with a tool they can use to turn ideas into reality?

3D modeling translates an idea into a computer aided design, before a 3D printer takes the design and prints by adding materials layer by layer to form a shape. Creating something has never been that easy. It’s almost magic.

From printing your own toys, to a colourful model house shaped like a dinosaur – the only limit is your imagination.

Mobile App Development

MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner’s introduction to programming and app creation that transforms the complex language of text-based coding into visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. The simple graphical interface grants even an inexperienced novice ability to create a basic, fully functional app within an hour or less.
Teaching students to embrace computational thinking

Introduction to Python

Python is a popular programming language. It was created by Guido van Rossum, and released in 1991.

It is used for:

  • web development (server-side),
  • software development,
  • mathematics,
  • system scripting

Introduction to HTML & JavaScript

Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.

Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. It can be assisted by technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets and scripting languages such as JavaScript.

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695 Bishop St N

695 Bishop Street North

Unit 4

Cambridge, ON N3H 2K8

Canada

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