Star Wars Robotic Builders

About our robotics class

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What is robotics?

Robotics is an area if technology that combines computer science and engineering. Robots and machines are coded to perform specific actions and commands by the programmer.

About our class

Designed by the experts at MIT, this unique system teaches students about simple machines, engineering, programming, and so much more. Working in pairs, students will create Star Wars and space-inspired robots. This course builds knowledge of simple machines, engineering, programming, and teamwork in an environment full of galactic fun! Your students will build LEGO® models featuring motors, tilt sensors, motion detectors, and a USB Robotics Hub. Models include AT-ST Biped, Spinning Tie Fighter, Cannons, and other out-of-this-world models. Please bring a drink and snack daily.

Continued learning

After the class

In this course, students were introduced to the concept of robotics and programming.  They built and coded robots to while learning about engineering and coding basics.

Parent Activity Suggestions:

-Simple machines are a large part of the Wedo construction kit. Ask your student about what machines he/she learned about and how he/she incorporated them into his/her robots. Also, ask your student about the different code they used to make his/her robots run.

-Robots are often used to perform everyday tasks in place of humans. Help your child design a robot that could do one of his/her chores. What would the robot look like? What kind of simple machines, sensors, and motors would it have? How would you program it?

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