Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Robotics Program

For the past few months, Emilia and Carson have been taking a robotics class after school once a week. Last night was their last class and parents were invited to see what their students have learned.

The class is divided into grades based on their skill level. They each use a program called Scratch to program lego robots to perform certain commands.

Emilia built a spin top and a robot hangman yesterday. The hangman was hooked to a crane lever that lifted and lowered it.

Carson built an alligator whose mouth opened and closed.

Scratch is a free simplified code that uses preset commands to allow children to program games, animations, and robots.

The commands are designed to look like puzzle pieces that can be connected together in logical sequential order to create a desired result.