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LEGO EV3 Robot
VEX IQ / LEGO Robotics Camp
(last offered August 2016 in Palo Alto, California)

This is a five-day fun and creative learning experience for kids to attend during the summer.  Kids work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using VEX IQ and LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits. In addition to having fun, participants learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving, and teamwork skills.  Beginning and Intermediate levels available.  (Select Here for more details.)
 

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Arduino Robotics Camp
(last offered August 2016 in Palo Alto, California)

In this 5-day session, students design, build and program robots using a Hummingbird Duo robot kit.  This kit is ideal for creating unique contraptions and robots from craft materials like cardboard, wood, plastic, foam board, construction paper, markers, and glue.  It includes motors, servos, lights, and sensors to make your creations dynamic and interactive.  Examples of projects include robot creatures or pets, an automated alarm system, or a pinball game with flippers and flashing lights.  (Select Here for more details.)
 

arduino hummingbird robotics camp
Scratch Programming Camp
(last offered July 2016 in Palo Alto, California)

Learn Scratch programming while creating a series of fun examples and games.  Scratch is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language that makes it easy to program graphics, interactive objects, and games on your screen. Scratch 2.0 allows you to program your own blocks and includes features for advanced programming, including variables and cloning. You can read about Scratch, and try it, at scratch.mit.edu.   Class sessions include sample programs explained by the instructor and time for students to work on the programs with help provided. (Select Here for more details.)
 

scratch coding camp
Python Programming Camp
(last offered July 2016 in Palo Alto, California)

This is a five-day fun and creative learning experience for kids to attend during the summer.  Kids work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using VEX IQ and LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits. In addition to having fun, participants learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving, and teamwork skills.  Beginning and Intermediate levels available.  (Click Here for more details.)
 

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Python Programming
(Summer School)
(last offered June/July 2016 in Cupertino, California)

This class is a beginner's introduction to Python programming. Programming concepts and techniques are introduced and practiced through a series of fun programming examples. Topics include: using variables, turtle graphics, defining new object classes, interactive application with buttons, animation, creating a simple interactive game, and programming a wheeled "Finch" robot. See www.python.org and www.RoboticsLearning.com/class-share for more information.   This 4-week class provides 19 hours of classroom instruction.    Instructor: Steve Putz.  Register at http://www.extendedyear.deanza.edu

Python programming
Java Greenfoot Games and Simulations
(Summer School)
(last offered June/July 2016 in Cupertino, California)

This class is an introduction to programming games and simulations using the Greenfoot Java programming framework, for grades 7 through 9.  Greenfoot provides a framework for easily programming interactive 2-D simulations and games based on a World and Actor model. Programming concepts and techniques are introduced and practiced through a series of fun programming examples such as creating animal and physics simulations and simple interactive games. Students will using the Java programming language to define objects, variables and methods for implementing their simulations and games.   See www.Greenfoot.org and www.RoboticsLearning.com/class-share for more information.   This 4-week class provides 19 hours of classroom instruction.    Instructor: Steve Putz.  Register at http://www.extendedyear.deanza.edu

Java Greenfoot
LEGO Robotics NXT Workshop 1

This class is an introduction to building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students will practice construction and programming with the NXT intelligent brick with servo style motors and ultrasonic sensor. In pairs, students build two different robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good practice for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League.  The minimum age is 8, and adults are welcome to register. Please bring a sack lunch for a 45-minute lunch break.

This class is not currently offered.

LEGO Robotics NXT Workshop 2

This class introduces intermediate level topics in building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students with previous LEGO Mindstorms experience practice mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In pairs, using LEGO parts, motors and sensors, students build one or two different robot models and use a computer to program their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good preparation for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League.  Minimum age 9. Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience or instructor approval is required for this workshop. Bring a sack lunch for 45 minute lunch break.

This class is not currently offered.

LEGO Robotics RCX Workshop 1

An exciting introduction to the LEGO Mindstorms RCX Robotics Invention System. Learn mechanical design, construction, programming & teamwork skills. In pairs, using LEGO building elements, motors & sensors, students build different robots & program them with a computer to move, react & make sounds to solve challenges. This class is a good introduction for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League. The minimum age is 8 and adults are welcome to register.    Please bring a sack lunch for a 45-minute lunch break.
 

 This class is no longer offered.

LEGO Robotics RCX Workshop 2

This class introduces intermediate level topics in building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms RCX Robotics Invention System. Students with previous LEGO Mindstorms experience practice mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In pairs, using LEGO parts, motors and sensors, students build at least two different robot models and use a computer to program their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good preparation for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League.  Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience or instructor approval is required for this workshop. Bring a sack lunch for 45 minute lunch break.  

 This class is no longer offered.

LEGO Robotics FLL Workshop

Working in pairs, using LEGO building elements, motors and sensors, students build a robot to solve challenges from a past FIRST LEGO League robotics competition (www.FirstLegoLeague.org).  The minimum age is 9 and adults are welcome to register.   Please bring a sack lunch for a 45-minute lunch break. Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience is recommended for this workshop.

This class is not currently offered.

LEGO Animation Studio

In one day, build your own mini movie set and create your own animated movie using provided LEGO mini figures or other objects you bring or make! Using LEGO Cam and LEGO Studios software, you use a computer and video camera to make your animated movie using stop-motion and live video techniques. You then edit your movie and add exciting sound effects, music, narration and titles with the LEGO Studios software. Your finished movie will be mailed to you on a DVD. Bring a sack lunch for 45 minute lunch break.

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This class is no longer offered.

LEGO Robotics Vision

Learn about Robotics Vision using the LEGO Mindstorms Vision Command system.  You program a computer to react to changes in motion, color, or light.  Learn construction, programming and teamwork skills.  In small teams, program a video camera and robot to solve provided challenges. Recommended for age 10 and up (adults are welcome to register).  

This class is no longer offered.

LEGO Robotics After School Enrichment Classes

This class is an introduction to building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms RCX Robotics Invention System.  Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In small teams, using LEGO blocks, motors and sensors, students build robots that can walk, draw, move objects, or find their own way and avoid obstacles. Students use a control console or computer to teach their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges.  This class is good preparation for kids interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League.  New challenges available for returning students.  (LEGO Mindstorms NXT classes available for intermediate level students.)

This class is taught in six to eight 2 hour sessions as an after-school program for third to fifth graders, or middle school students.  Contact your School regarding availability.
 

Private Robotics Lessons / Tutoring

Email info@RoboticsLearning.com to ask about private or small group lessons.  A great way to get in-depth instruction and work on special projects.  Excellent for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Teams and/or Mentors.  Limited availability.
 

LEGO Construction/Robotics Activities
for your Birthday Party or other Special Event

Schedule a fun and educational LEGO construction activity for your Birthday or other special event!  Participants build, control and improve motorized LEGO constructions, challenging others to see which perform best.  Limited availability. Email info@RoboticsLearning.com for details.

This activity is not currently available.

LEGO Robotics RCX Explorations (Summer School)

For students entering grades 6th–9th grade. This class is an in-depth exploration of building and programming robots using the LEGOŽ Mindstorms RCX Robotics Invention System. Students learn mechanical design, construction, programming, and teamwork skills. In small teams, using LEGO blocks, motors and sensors, students build robots that can walk, draw, move objects, or find their own way and avoid obstacles. Students use a control console or computer to teach their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. Students work in pairs and small teams, sharing a robotics kit and computer. This class is good preparation for students interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League.  This 4-week class provides 38 hours of classroom instruction. 

This class is no longer offered.

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Robotics Learing is not affiliated with the LEGO Company.  9/10/2016