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Just a reminder: payment will appear as a PAYPAL transaction on your credit card, even if you do not have a PAYPAL account. Will show as: ADVENTURESW, AWROBOTS, or ROBOTSCLASS.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (240) 442-1855.

Grades 4-5th  Robo Challenge  Registration Opens on: January 23, 2012

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!

Thursday After-School 3:05-4:05pm
Dates:  3/22 3/29 4/12 4/19 4/26 5/3 5/10

Robo Challenge class format

    SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
    Min: 11 students / Max: 12 students.
    Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
    After school tuition: $110 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, and logic.


Adventures with Robots
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


March 22, 2012 — 3:05 pm to
May 10, 2012 — 4:05 pm

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