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MakeCode Cardboard Robots with Kathy Ceceri

February 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

 - $175.00

What You'll Do:

Learn how to program robots you build yourself out of cardboard and crafts materials! It’s a great way for teens to explore how software and hardware work together in robot design.

This 5-week robotics course introduces basic coding concepts using free, online Microsoft MakeCode software, as well as different cardboard construction techniques. You’ll get to design and prototype your own cardboard robots, share them with the class, and work together to test and improve them. A new robot each week!

No prior robotics or coding experience required. See the materials list for the electronics and crafts supplies you’ll need.

What You'll Need:

Electronics needed:

Crafts materials:

  • sturdy cardboard for building, such as:
    • small recycled mailing boxes
    • heavy and lightweight scrap pieces
    • cardboard tubes
    • cardboard coasters (for wheels)
  • adhesives, such as:
    • masking tape
    • adhesive dots -- extra strength is best
    • peel-and-stick Velcro dots
    • removable mounting squares (used for hanging posters)
    • hot glue gun
  • connectors, such as:
    • paper clips
    • metal brads
    • pipe cleaners
    • mini zip ties
    • wire
    • bamboo skewers, cocktail picks, or toothpicks
  • cutting tools, such as:
    • scissors
    • safe ceramic craft knives
    • sharp pencil
  • add-ons, such as
    • googly eyes
    • craft sticks in assorted sizes
    • large wooden or plastic beads
    • peel and stick craft foam
    • LEDs

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About the Facilitator:

Kathy Ceceri teaches online, at-home robotics and Maker workshops using everyday crafts supplies and household materials. She is also an experienced homeschooling coach, and author of more than a dozen books of hands-on learning activities. Kathy has created kids’ STEAM activities for the Girl Scouts of the USA, Adafruit Industries, Wired.com, and Make magazine. Website: https://www.kathyceceri.com Twitter: @KathyCeceri  Facebook: Author/Educator Kathy Ceceri and DIY Homeschool Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/KathyCVids

Details

Date:
February 23, 2021 - March 23, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST
Series Details:
5 weekly sessions starting on February 23, 2021
Cost:
$175
Age Range:
12-14
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Have questions or comments?
Email us at makercampus@make.co

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Age
12-14

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Ticket - MakeCode Cardboard Robots
MakeCode Cardboard Robots 5 weeks, 90 minutes per class Materials are not included
$ 175.00

Have questions or comments – email us at makercampus@make.co