Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics

Lear to program a robot in a fun coding environment for children

An interactive hands on workshop designed to demonstrate how a robot really works.

This engaging workshop offers children a chance to learn real time programming in a fun atmosphere.
Using laptops and either EV3 or NXT Lego Mindstorms robots, the kids are asked to complete a variety tasks whilst learning about basic programming. The programming itself is based on Lego’s easy understand computer program, whereby students intuitively use the simple ‘drag and drop’ icons to form their code. Children are guided step by step by experienced presenter on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound.

This vacation workshop is built around a series of challenges, dependent on ability and interest;

  • dont knock the Lego man over!
  • dash around the block
  • follow the black line
  • herd the sheep into the pen
  • bulldozer minesweeper
  • ‘robot dancing’ or ‘robot wars’

Alternatively children can creatively making their own routines following the initial instruction, again dependent upon their ability. Working in pairs or threes, children are guided step by step on how to program their robot to perform precise movements as well as how to operate environmental sensors such as light and sound. The workshop concludes with students creatively programming their own robots to perform a short dance routine or another separate fun challenge chosen based on student’s abilities and interests.

Limited to 30 children as a maximum per workshop; please don’t exceed this number as the children need to work in small groups at computers to run the robots. The fewer the children, the better contact with one of our instructors for help and troubleshooting.

This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

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Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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Vacation Care Reviews

East Melbourne Library

Just wanted to forward my HUGE thank you to Clare who looked after the Lego Robotics event at East Melbourne Library, it was amazing!! Parents were in awe, staff had fun, and kids were determined to work their robots, as well as experience some of the science games/objects that were provided.The victory dances were well and truly performed when the robot responded to its program. The event was rewarding on so many developmental and social levels, absolutely outstanding.

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Requirements

  •  For ages 8 and up with a maximum of 30 children per workshop.
  • A well lit indoor area with access to electrical power and 10 tables where possible.
  • EV3 robots are available in NSW and in Victoria
  • Duration 90 minutes. Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.

It is not a problem if you want younger children to attend this workshop as they can pair up with older children, however, we do strongly recommend that children under 7 years old attend our Beebots workshop as the Lego robotics workshop is a platform designed for older children.

Cost

  • $590 inc. GST per 90 minute workshop with 30 kids.
  • $1060 inc. GST per 3 hour workshop with 30 kids.
  • $1520 inc. GST for 5 hour workshop with 30 kids.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.

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Activities kids can do (based on ability & interest)

Use motors to accelerate, brake, reverse in the correct sequence

Get the robot moving!

Vary motor power to perform a point and curve turn

Learn fine control

Use loop based programming to drive the robot in a square

Save time with code hacks

Lego robot bowling

Show you've mastered the basics!

Clear an area of light obstacles using a basic programming sequence.

Who can do it the fastest?

Program the robot to stop on the sound of a loud hand clap.

Respond to the environment using a sound sensor

Use a light sensor to follow a line or detect light levels in the room.

Respond to the environment using a light sensor

Use a touch sensor or ultrasonic sensor to detect a solid wall

More environmental sensors!

Negotiate a maze of solid objects

Solve the challenge

Sensor calibration

... and more (it's only limited by time and imagination!)