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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.

Robo Challenge

Grades 3 to 5.**  Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 

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

How would you build a robot that can trap a Nano Hexbug? Here's one solution ...

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 grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite. This is generally not a good fit for children under age eight.


Robo Challenge class format

  • SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Min 11/Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
  • 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, logic.

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


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


April 11, 2012 — 3:15 pm to
May 23, 2012 — 4:15 pm

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Westbrook ES
5110 Allan Terrace
Bethesda, MD
United States