We, the Sensational 7!, had big plans this summer to host workshops for local kids, but like the rest of the world, we had do adapt. How did we adapt, you ask? Hosted a workshop for our siblings of course!! We got to share our love of robotics with people we were already quarantining with! Win-win!!
Our first day we worked on driving. The kids had a blast with this workshop. They got to play a quiz game to learn controls of the robot, then they played a few driving games including building obstacle courses for each other.
The next workshop took was all about building! The kids learned all about motors, tools, and various components of the robot.
They split up into teams and each team did a great job! By the end of the workshop, the kids had two functional robots built.
Finally, the kids learned about the “brains” of robotics…programming. S7 team members gave a presentation on various languages including Java and Blockly. The kids programmed the robots they built at the previous workshop using blockly.
The programs worked!!
There were definitely a few future FIRST team members in this group!!