University of Maryland Extension

Robotics Training Workshop for 4-H Leaders and Teens

Robotics Challenge - Garrett County Team
Event Series: 
Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
Event Type: 
GEARS Robotics Team - Garrett

This workshop is designed for adult 4-H volunteers and teens interested in mentoring younger 4-H members on how to program LEGO Mindstorm® robots and to introduce the 2017 4-H Robotics Challenges. The training will feature tracks for those that will be mentoring robotics activities and those that are working with teams on the 4-H LEGO and Robotics Engineering Challenge.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Cost $5.00 per person (Lunch will be provided)

Please register the number attending the event and pay the $5.00 per person fee.
Then you will need to select a morning and afternoon session for each participant that has registered for the event. (No fee)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:30pm   (Click Here to Register)

9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome
10:10 Morning Sessions (select one)
Session 1 – Managing Robotics Programs
Session 2 – Basic LEGO programing
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Afternoon Sessions (select one)
Session 1 – Advanced LEGO Programing – My Blocks
Session 2 – Robotics Engineering Challenge

One major change in this year’s LEGO Challenge is that we are using the LEGO EV3 Expansion Set for creating the mission game pieces. Directions will be online at the 4-H Robotics page for building the mission game pieces. The plan is to use these sets in the future to create the game pieces. The cost for the LEGO EV3 Expansion kit is $100, however through the Lockheed Martin and University of Maryland Extension Stem Grant we will be offering teams to be able to purchase the set for $50 if they attend the training. You will need one kit per game board. Time will be allotted to construct the mission pieces and review the rules for this year’s game. Advanced programming training will be provided on topics such as my blocks. We encourage each team to bring a laptop and a Mindstorm® robot that is ready to program. We will also have a session this year on the Robotics Engineering Challenge. This program will be presented by the GEARS Robotics Team from Garrett County.

Willie Lantz
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