Fall – Winter Classes

Classes for all ages start weekly

Late afternoon and evening classes Session 4 pm – 7 pm

2.0 Hours Robotics-Design, Build, Code and Drive

Makerspace activities

Ages 13 – 18 VRC Classes Begin Weekly

Ages 7 – 13 VEXIQ Classes Begin Weekly

Fall and Winter Classes Begin Weekly

  • 3D Printing
  • Robotics
  • Laser Cutting
  • Coding
  • Drones (July)
  • Prototyping

EDR/VRC Vex Robotics- ages 13-18
VEX V5 is a metal-based robotics platform with bolt-together pieces that are machinable to create any mechanism. Students can begin at any level and move to more advanced engineering concepts as they explore and challenge their robotic designs and programs. The VEX V5 Brain enables wireless driving and wireless programming while the V5 Controller provides users with instant feedback from the Robot Brain.

VEXcode and 21st century skills

VEX V5 can be coded using VEXcode, a coding environment that provides students with an authentic programming experience and enables their VEX robots to become an engine of invention. Students use the same tools and programming languages that professionals use every day. With VEXcode, students acquire workforce readiness, and develop their identity as a programmer.

VEX IQ- Beginning level ages 7-13
The VEXIQ system is a snap-together plastic building kit that provides great structural strength but also allows for quick changes of design for creativity’s sake.

Educational Robotics Gives Students Ownership Over Their Learning

Giving students real choices in the classroom through educational robotics can boost their engagement and motivation, allow them to capitalize on their strengths, and enable them to meet their learning needs. Educational robotics helps students feel a sense of autonomy, capability and relatedness.

  • Autonomy: Students feel autonomous when they understand the task, particularly if the tasks feels aligned with their values, interests, and goals.
  • Competence: Students feel competent when they believe they know what to do to be successful and feel capable of mastering challenges.
  • Students feel a sense of relatedness from feeling close to people or a sense of belonging in a group

Educational robotics has the potential to be used as the context for teaching fundamental scientific methods and practices, such as the scientific method, observation, experimentation, data collection and analysis. It also allows for investigations of applied physics and mechanical concepts, systems thinking, and of course artificial intelligence

Educational robotics highlights the many ways in which technology impacts daily life in the 21st century. Students build, code, and manipulate their own technological designs to apply innovative ideas that improve existing processes. Robots are tangible examples of how technology is used to meet the needs of its users and the needs of society.

Educational robotics allows students to practice the engineering design process. They learn to work within constraints, identify multiple solutions to problems, and find the best possible solution through iteration. Students hone valuable skills with problem-solving, troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation.

Educational robotics is an excellent way to make math more meaningful for students. Robots provide the “hook” that enables students to connect with, and immerse themselves in, the world of mathematics by applying their skills to a real-world setting. Students are then able to learn to appreciate the value of mathematics in their daily lives.

Advance Level ages 7-13 Join the challenge or the COMPLEX BUILDS….. This is a next level robotics camp! If you have robotic experience this class is a must. Campers will be selecting from complex builds or designing there own to build. Campers favorite seems to be the 2 wheel balancing vex bot. It’s super cool, but a REAL programming challenge!

From elementary school through college, VEXcode is a coding environment that meets students at their level. The intuitive layout of VEXcode allows students to get started quickly and easily.

VEXcode is consistent across Blocks and Text, across VEX IQ and VEX V5. As students progress from elementary, middle, and high
school, they never have to learn a different blocks, code, or toolbar interface. As a result, students can focus on creating with
technology, not trying to navigate a new layout.