Circuit Lab Classes: Robot Commanders with Circuit Makers - Summer
Let’s get creative with electricity!
Circuit Makers 101
In this junior hands-on electronics class, students will gain experience with creating their own electronics; designing custom light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class day consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project, using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Circuit Lab staff will make sure participants create a project that they can be proud of each day. Most class days include a take-home project.
Robot Commanders 101
Understanding how software can interact with robots is a key skill for the STEM jobs of tomorrow. In this class we provide several active, playful activities, where students learn about what it means to write, debug, and execute computer programs that communicate with different robotic devices. Using the power of code, students will turn Sphero SPRK+ robots into Magic 8 Balls, automated Red Light / Green Light games, and the arcade classic Pong – and Unruly Splats will become our voting machines, relay races, guessing games, and more.
About Circuit Labs
Circuit Lab is a small Boston-based company, started in 2015, that runs programs to teach children about circuitry (electrical engineering) and programming (computer science) through creative, hands-on projects. Our programs give kids the opportunity to engage with electronics as tools - not toys - and design their own devices by blending technical concepts with hands-on experimentation. It’s a creative and fun way to give kids fluency and confidence in an increasingly necessary skill.
Location: Hopkinton Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: July 31-August 4
AM Session: 9:00am-12:00pm
PM Session: 12:45-3:45pm
Cost: $230.00 per session or $410.00 for both
Robot Commanders with Circuit Makers may be combined for a discounted full-day program, with lunchtime supervision provided. Save $50 when registering for both.