Robotics – Pierce Co. 4-H Robotic Classes

CLASSES FOR WINTER/SPRING 2018

NXT’s 102 Introduction to Lego Robotics January 25th & February 1st, 2018 (Grades 4-12)

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is the second generation of robotics products from the LEGO group. These robots will introduce entry-level robotics with state-of-the art hardware and easy-to-use programming software. This robotics workshop series youth will spend two nights building and programing the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robots. From using light sensors, touch sensors, ultrasonic sensors to using sound sensors, youth grades 4th through grades 12 will use their critical thinking skills. Two sessions will be offered and youth are welcome to participate in one or both of these nights.

MUST REGISTER! CLASSES WILL FILL UP! call the UW Extension Office at 75-273-6781 to register. January 25th & February 1st, 2018 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Seyforth Building located on the Pierce County Fair Grounds.                         LIMIT 14

NXT’s 202 Robotics the NeXT Generation February 13th, 20 & 22nd, 2018 (Grades 4-12)

The Pierce County 4-H volunteers will be offering a new three class robotics series for youth who have attended one or more robotics workshop series. Youth will have the opportunity to enhance their skill sets in the areas of robot construction, computer programming and evaluation. Using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 education kits as well as the NXT LEGO expansion kits youth will have the chance to use more functioning parts to enhance functionality of designs and will explore a different side of computer programing. The expansion kits have an additional 900 LEGO parts!!

We will build a standard driving base with a claw in this 3 class series.  First class we’ll build the bot. Second and third we will program our bot to transverse a few Winter Olympics themed courses, and teach them to clap.

Class dates are February 13th, 20, 22nd, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Seyforth Building located on the Pierce County Fair Grounds.      LIMIT 10

NXT’s 203 NXT MINDSTORM 2.0 March 13th, 20 th, 22nd, 2018 (Grades 6-12)

As we are making our way through the robotics season plan on attending our advanced robotics class for grades 6-12. Using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 education kit and new LEGO expansion kits with over 900 more parts. Youth will have the opportunity to build a Sumo Bot and compete with the other teams to see who can build and a program their bot to follow the rules and win by staying in the ring.

The first class we will work through a few examples of building stability into our designs and then build the basic Sumo Bot. Second Class we will discuss the rules and how to program the Bot to follow them. Then test our bots out.  Third class will be focusing on adjusting our designs and programs to help our bot become the ‘king of the ring’.

Class dates are March 13th, 20, & 22nd, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Seyforth Building Located on the Pierce County Fair Grounds. Call the UW-Extension Office 715-273-6781 to register    LIMIT 10

NXT’s 301 NXT MINDSTORM 2.0 March 29th, April 10th, 17th ,and 26 th 2018 (Grades 8-12)

As we are making our way through the robotics season plan on attending our advanced robotics class for grades 8-12. Using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 education kit and new LEGO expansion kits with over 900 more parts.

This is an advanced class – we will be learning how to make 2 programing bricks talk to one another using Bluetooth.  This might require some “out of the box” thinking. This class is targeted at individuals who have attended more than 6 previous classes.

First class will be going through the programing of 2 two bricks – each team of 2 individuals will work together to send data between the bricks and respond.

Second class we will be building 2 different types of bots that will need to work together.

Third and possibly fourth class we will work to get these 2 bots to work well together to accomplish a task.

Class dates are March 29th, April 10th, 17th ,and 26 th 2018  from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Seyforth Building Located on the Pierce County Fair Grounds. Call the UW-Extension Office 715-273-6781 to register.  LIMIT 6

CLASSES FOR FALL 2017

NXT’s 101 Introduction to Lego Robotics (Grades 4-12)                                                 LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is the second generation of robotics products from the LEGO group. These robots will introduce entry-level robotics with state-of-the art hardware and easy-to-use programming software. This robotics workshop series youth will spend two nights building and programing the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robots. From using light sensors, touch sensors, (new color sensors) ultrasonic sensors to using sound sensors that making robots speak, youth grades 4th through grades 12 will use their critical thinking skills. Two sessions will be offered and youth are welcome to participate in one or both of these nights.

MUST REGISTER! CLASSES WILL FILL UP!  

Date: Oct. 5th & 12th – Time- 6:00-8:00   Cost: Free but MUST register by calling 715-273-6781. Location: Seyforth Building, Fairgrounds.

Advanced Robotic Class

The Pierce County 4-H volunteers will be offering a new three class robotics series for youth  who have attended one or more robotics workshop series. Youth will have the opportunity to enhance their skill sets in the areas of robot construction, computer programming and evaluation. Using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 education kits as well as the NXT LEGO expansion kits youth will have the chance to use more functioning parts to enhance functionality of designs and will explore a different side of computer programing. The expansion kits have an additional 900 LEGO parts!!

This is a 3 class series building a dragster bot and racing it,  First class we’ll experiment with gear trains and then build our bot. Second class, we will finish building our bot and learn how to use our sensor and data blocks to record light and time readings and reuse them in the program and display our results.  Third class each team will modify their bots design to make the fastest running bot.  a fourth class is available in case we need an extra day to achieve our goals, it will be determined during the third class if we need it.  MUST REGISTER FOR ROBOTIC CLASSES

Date: November 2nd, 9th and 28th                    Cost: Free but MUST register by calling 715-273-6781

Location: Seyforth Building, Fairgrounds           Time: 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.