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Robo Challenge

Grades 3-5 $120 per student Jan 16 through Feb 27

 Important: this transaction will appear on your credit card as PAYPAL *ADVENTURESWor PAYPAL *AWROBOTS or PAYPAL *ROBOTS

You can do a lot of neat stuff with LEGO® robotics, like making a robotic trap for a Nano Hexbug!

Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Bots we built this spring included factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; and all sorts of cars. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!


**Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grade 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite.

Robo Challenge I class format

  • Seven meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Wednesdays Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Min: 11 students, Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $120 per student

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

Registration questions:

(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 16, 2013 — 2:10 pm to
February 27, 2013 — 3:10 pm

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