Join our NEW Maker Club series where we'll make cool things and bring them to life with technology!
This is our first Maker Club, and we'll be exploring movement using motors - zoom zoom!
This class is designed for kids with some coding experience and want to do more with electronics. (Perfect if you've already done our Coding Clubs last year, or if you're already a whiz at coding in Scratch and/or Minecraft).
Using the Little Robot Friends' base as a microcontroller, kids will learn how to control a DC geared motor. Together we will build a cardboard car and gain in-depth understanding of how we program things to move. Future smart car engineer, anyone?
Location: 1832 Danforth Avenue Date: Every Saturday from October 13 - December 1 Time: 10am - 12:30pm Age: 9-12
Lessons & Activities (Tentative) Week 1: Introduction to motors Week 2: How to control speed Week 3: How to build a cardboard car Week 4: How to steer a wheel Week 5: How to detect for collisions Week 6: How to follow a line Week 7: How to power a servo Week 8: Navigate through a maze
PLEASE NOTE: You will need a Little Robot Friends' base circuit to power your car. If you have your own robot, bring it along! For those who do not have a robot, we provide demo robots to use during the workshop. You'll receive a special educational discount if you want to purchase a robot kit to take home.