Purpose: A hands-on program to promote interest in STEM for kids Tools: LEGO elements, moving parts, WeDo Robotics Age Group: 6 - 9 years Duration: Jan - Apr 2014
Purpose: To mentor kids on Robotics for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) 2014 Competitions. Sandbox will provide the infrastructure, competition material, robotics kits, software, training, research and competition support, etc. Tools: LEGO Mindstorms Techniques: Robot Building, Programming, Competition Preparation Age Group: 9 – 14 years Course Duration: June 2014 to Nov 2014 (and beyond for winning teams) Competition Overview: Each year, LEGO and FIRST join hands to organize the biggest robotics competition in the world with 230,000 9 – 14 year old kids from 70 countries participating. This year’s Challenge is World Class. Students will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century! Students in teams of 4 to 10 are measured on 3 aspects: - Robot Missions & Design (perform timed missions using an autonomous robot) - Project (research real-life problem and present solution) - FLL Core Values (imbibe & demonstrate teamwork)
Purpose: Electronic Prototyping for Toys & Gadgets Tools: littleBits, Optional: iCircuits iPad App Techniques: Electronics Prototyping, Electronic Circuits Basics (No soldering, no wiring, no programming needed) Related Competitions: littleBits Project Submissions & Contests Course Overview: Students use various electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnet for prototyping, learning and fun. Course emphasizes hands-on exploration of various electronic modules, reserve-engineering everyday toys and gadgets, building them using electronic modules.
Purpose: Introduce Robotics to Students using easy-to-use cross-curricular solution Tools: LEGO WeDo Robotics Techniques: Electronic Modules, Robot Building, Icon-based Programming Related Competitions: Junior FIRST LEGO League Course Overview: Convert your child’s love of LEGOs to introduce Robotics and unleash your child’s creativity. Students use various LEGO bricks and electronic modules to build and program robots. Course emphasizes hands-on building of robotics each week based on simple machines, core robotic components, sensors and intuitive programming modules.