Sumo Robot League Class for Homeschoolers
This article was originally published at The Clubhou.se
The robot have entered the building! Though more appropriately, the Sumo Robots were developed here at theClubhou.se and they’re ready for action.
Sumo Robot League is offering a class for homeschoolers in the area beginning next week. Each student will start with a Sumo Robot League kit. They will assemble the parts for the robot, solder wires from the board to the motors and sensor, and program the code to control the robot. Once programmed, the robot will be autonomous and exhibit line-following and object avoidance protocol. This programming is translatable to basic Arduino programming.
The cost for materials will be $100. The cost for the eight, 2-hour classes (2 months) will be $160. This includes a standard membership with theClubhou.se for each participant. This will enable them to come to theClubhou.se four times over the course of each month, outside of regular class time, to use the space as they wish (3D printers, computer lab, CNC router, etc.)
The class will be held from 9:30 – 11:30 am beginning Wedensday, March 9, 2016. The class will meet every two weeks on the following dates:
(No class the week of Masters)
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to compete in the area-wide Sumo Robot League Competition which will include other youth from across the Greater Augusta Metropolitan Area. This competition will take place on May 7th, 2016 at theClubhou.se.
This class is intended for 11-16 year olds
The facilitator for this class is Rickie Armstrong of Think Tools, a group of students from Augusta University who work with area schools to offer STEM opportunities. theClubhou.se Program Coordinator Chase Lanier will occasionally be assisting with the class.
Parents do not have to stay. Students will be supervised.
Visit our website for more information about the league.
Watch this short video and join us!