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Jousting Robots

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

- Free
One part making + one part coding + one part robotics = a whole lot of fun!

In this beginner workshop, learners age 9 and above will engineer a jousting stick that attaches to a Finch Robot. Participants will be instructed and challenged in a safe and supportive environment to program the Finch to autonomously move and knock a ping pong ball off a cup. Learners will be introduced to the Finch Robot and to programming it with forward, backward, and turn blocks using the Snap! programming language while they engage in the engineering process, collaborate, and problem solve.

  • Learners who have completed Hour of Code or worked some in Scratch will find this topic to be a great next step in their learning journey.
  • No coding experience is necessary but comfort with a keyboard and mouse is required.
  • A parent or guardian is required to complete the registration process and learners under the age of 13 require a parent or guardian to be present during the workshop.
  • Please review our program policies before registering.

NOTE: If you need to cancel a reservation, please contact us so the reservation may be made available to someone else.

To learn more, visit techjourney.org/techtime.

This workshop is made possible through a 2022-2023 STEM Scale-Up Program award from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Robot Investigations with Finch Robot introduces learners of all ages and skill levels to physical computing.

Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jousting-robots-registration-421471672117

Organizer

Tech Journey, Inc.

Venue

Franklin Jr High
4801 Franklin Avenue Room 218, Des Moines, IA 50310
Des Moines, IA 50310 US
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Details

Date:
November 3
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jousting-robots-registration-421471672117

Organizer

Tech Journey, Inc.

Venue

Franklin Jr High
4801 Franklin Avenue Room 218, Des Moines, IA 50310
Des Moines, IA 50310 US
+ Google Map