R+D Robotics Jump Start

Class Information

Overview

Review the class information and see list of upcoming classes below…

Looking for a way to get your child started on a FIRST team or learning Robotics?

Sign-up and jump start your child into the world of Robotics. This class emphasizes using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform with Lego Technics.

This is a hands-on class. Your child will be building with Lego Technics, creating Robotic programs and running them on a virtual and/or real robot.

Important Note:

  • At the conclusion of the class on Saturday, we include an optional 30-45 minute session for parents to learn how to install and configure all the components needed for your child to continue their learning at home.

Cost & Schedule

  • $30 – includes a take home small Lego Technic kit, snacks and lunch on Saturday
  • Friday Evening – 5:30-8pm
  • Saturday – 9:30-4pm (lunch and plenty of play time included)

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Lego Mindstorms EV3 Brick (the Robot “Brain”), Motors, Sensors, and Programming
  • Building with Lego Technics – a new type of Lego’s to make new types of Lego creations
  • Pseudo-code – learn to think like a robot to know how to program a robot
  • Learn how to use the RVW Virtual Robot
  • This class uses the On-Line Curriculum: EV3 Introduction to Programming – the RVW Virtual Robot is designed to work with this curriculum.
  • Programming Movement with RVW Virtual Robot – Going straight, turning (pivots & spins)
  • Programming with 1 Sensor

Next Steps – R+D Robotics Challenge!

Event Phone: (434) 535-2455


  • Friday Evening
    03/01/2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday
    03/02/2019
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • (Optional) Parents Info Session & Home Computer Setup
    03/02/2019
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Looking for a way to get your child started on a FIRST team or learning Robotics? Sign-up and jump start your child into the world of Robotics. This class emphasizes using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform with Lego Technics.