Technology & Robotics

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We offer technology-rich programs specifically designed for children ages 7+.  Whether your child is looking for an introduction into the world of computer programming, to film-making or more advanced robotics, we have a program suitable to meet their needs!

JR. ROBOTICS & REMOTE CONTROLS (Ages 7-12)

Take your child’s LEGO® experience to the next level with this engaging class that offers all the fun and learning of our popular technic building classes, plus the challenge of computer programming!  Using LEGO’s® We-Do drag-and-drop icon based software (designed specifically for elementary ages), sensors and remote controls; your child will further customize their builds by adding sound and motion.  An excellent introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will ignite their imagination with possibilities in today’s technological world.

STOP MOTION MOVIE MAKING (Ages 7-12)

Lights, camera, LEGO® action!  This unique class allows your child to use the medium of bricks to tell their story, complete with music, special effects and all their favorite LEGO® minifigures!  Participants creativity will be encouraged as they plan, script, stage, shoot and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion.  Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build sets and props and then shoot their movie using a digital camera.  Teams will learn movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more!  Your child will be able to impress friends and family with a screening on the last day and a digital copy of all the groups movies to take home.

COMIC CREATOR...BRICKS, CAMERA...COMIC ACTION! (Ages 7-12)

Explore the artistic form of comic book design as you learn to create your personalized edition.  Create your own characters, develop storylines and incorporate pictures of actual sets, all designed with LEGO® bricks!  After creating various scenes, campers will snap pictures and upload them, utilizing a software program to create their very own, one-of-a-kind comic book.  Along with honing your story-telling skills, this camp is sure to take your imagination to the next level!  Campers are given a digital copy of the comic book they created at the end of the week.  How’s that for comic relief?

MODEL DESIGNER / MASTER BUILDER (Ages 7-12)

How do LEGO®-brick model designers come up with their awesome ideas?  Where do they begin and how do the ideas go from concept to completion?  This camp will explore the creative process of model design.  Through Master Builder lessons and using LEGO’s® specialized design software, campers will learn the function of different LEGO® components and discover how those components can work together to create all kinds of solid structures and moving parts.  At the completion of camp, each child will have the opportunity to present his or her own creation.

MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 and the NEW EV3 ROBOTICS (Ages 9-12)

The hottest selling LEGO® brand, Mindstorms NXT 2.0 combines classic LEGO® building with the world of robotics using motors, sensors and software.  Participants learn how to design and program their own LEGO® robot that can perform all kinds of tasks!  Class series begin by teaching the overviews of programing through a series of function-based builds.  With this new skill set, participants are then encouraged to work as a team and think critically to apply these learned concepts to problem solve open ended challenges.  Always popular, these classes are a fun and challenging next step into to the world of robotics for the advanced LEGO® enthusiast!  The new EV3 Robotics just arrived and classes are scheduled for January 2016!

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