Awesome Machines

Robotics and Electronics

Technology Platforms:
LEGO WeDo, LEGO EV3, Raspberry Pi, Cozmo
Features:
Individual iMac, 8:1 Student-Instructor Ratio
Skill level:
All skill levels

During this course, kids unlock the wonderful world of technology creation using simple drag and drop commands. Kids will also learn to control powerful robots with basic commands and build their own computers. If your kid likes to play with remote control devices (cars/helicopters), they will love learning how to build, control and automate real world devices!

We select technology platforms for students based on age and ability level. Read more about our platforms below.


LEGO WeDo

LEGO WeDo

Grades Pre-K through 4

LEGO WeDo is a popular introductory LEGO robotics platform for kids. Students select from a small, simplified set of parts to create programmable projects that move! Coding is done using drag and drop software on a tablet, so no keyboarding or mouse skills are required.

Students learn about the sequenced nature of coding as well as how to use motors and sensors to create robots and interactive mechanisms.


LEGO EV3

LEGO EV3

Grades 1+

LEGO EV3 is a robust robotics platform that can be used for very complex projects but is also accesible for new learners. Students have access to a rangle of gears and other meachnical parts as well as multiple motors and sensors. Coding is done using the drag and drop LEGO Mindstorms software.

Students learn coding fundamentals as well the basic building blocks of robotics and mechnical design, including gearing, power transmission and structural integrity.


Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Grades 5+

The Raspberry Pi is a fully functional computer that fits in the palm of your hand! It's used by hobbyists around the world to teach computer science and prototype a wide range of robots and sensor-based projects. Unlike a normal computer, the Raspberry Pi contains output pins to hook up circuits of custom electronic components.

Students learn how to code in the Python coding language and also learn the basics of building circuits and electronics engineering.


Cozmo

Cozmo

Grades Pre-K+

Cozmo is a programmable robot that's designed to teach kids how to code. Younger students benefit from a built-in drag-and-drop coding interface, while older students can create more complex programs in Python.

All students learn sequencing and scripting fundamentals. Older students working in Python will also learn program design and object-oriented programming fundamentals


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