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Robo Challenge

Tues 3:30p: Starts Oct 2 through Nov 13

$125 per student

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

Grades 3 to 5.**

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

Took our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? This class is for you. 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!

NOTE: This class is led by TWO instructors (instead of one instructor and one aide) and is priced accordingly. We are not accepting parent aides for this class.

**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.
  • Tuesdays Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, and 13
  • Min 11/Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $125 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


October 02, 2012 — 3:30 pm to
November 13, 2012 — 4:30 pm

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Murch ES
4810 36th Street Northwest
Washington, MD
United States