Robots Really Do Rule!
Time-lapse Robot Build
Robotics for Home Schools
My son LOVES legos and has recently started a class that allows him to use a lego mindstorms kit that incorporates STEM (why I as the parent love it!) at American Robotics Academy. They have two locations in the Morrisville, NC area. They are also on various social media platforms. He has a great teacher and a great time in his class each week. He is able to practice following instructions for the night and the class lasts for about an hour and a half. You can see the available classes, camps and more. I see it as an investment for our son since he loves legos and the next logical step seemed to put him in a class where he gets to develop his passion more! We were not ever able to find a class that could fit into our schedule until now, when I saw a Facebook ad of having weekly classes as an option. I hope this information helps someone who may be wondering if they want to do this for their son or daughter. They really do a great job in class and have an excellent teacher!
What's really neat is after they build their creations they are able to battle their robot with the other robots built by other students in the class. They will go about doing this about 3 or more times, and will be able to modify their creations to make them stronger each round, allowing them to really think about how to make their robot stronger for the battles. They are really learning how to think outside the box, learning how to be innovative and learning through the process of trial and error. It's a really fun time for those who love legos, tech and just watching robots battle. It has made a great bonding time as well for "father and son" when he is able to go with him.
American Robotics Academy is looking to reach the homeschool community, so please let them know if you are interested. Check out their website for more information, prices, available classes, camps and locations.
And now a little fun below of my attempted time-lapse video of his Rover-6 Speed Build. This is in two parts because I ran out of storage during the film, sorry about that. Hope you like it!
Update: June 5, 2017*
Article was featured on American Robotics Academy Facebook page June 3, 2017. You may have to scroll through their posts to find the post on this article.