MacFarlane After School Robotics

Robot race

Both Junior and Regular Robotics meet on Mondays directly after school until 3:00 PM.

These programs offer an opportunity for students to learn teamwork, engineering skills, programming, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while having fun building robots.  We organize the kids into small groups based on age and experience. After they have completed the training robot, each group chooses the challenges they wish to pursue. They will engage in other related activities to build teamwork and allow them to interact outside of their immediate groups.

Junior LEGO Robotics (grades 1-2)

Our junior roboticists will be learning basic robotics skills like sound construction and simple programming using the LEGO WeDo platform. They’ll work from instructions and build creatively to make robots that can respond to their environment, move, and make lots of noise! Most of the construction uses traditional LEGO bricks to simply building and design for littler hands.

Regular LEGO Robotics (grades 3-5)

Club members use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and other robotics tools to build robots and machines, program them to perform specific tasks, troubleshoot problems, and refine their strategies to address practical challenges.

Beginners will start with the basics using tutorials to learn sound construction methods, programming and become familiar with the various components of the LEGO Robotics systems. Once they have mastered the essential concepts, they’ll discover increasingly sophisticated designs by building robots to compete in several project-oriented tasks, each designed to improve their programming and engineering skills.

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