In this fun, hands-on and virtual introductory robotics workshop, students ages 10 to 15 will learn the basics about robots. Students will receive a brief overview of robotics and then spend time coding a robot to play the rock-paper-scissors game. Students will learn basic coding constructs such as event handlers, variables, conditionals and randomness while using Microsoft MakeCode and a micro:bit simulator. A computer with internet connection is required as students will be receiving instruction via virtual meeting software and coding the robot at the same time. Experience with a keyboard and mouse and multitasking in multiple applications and windows is helpful, but not required. Prior coding experience is also helpful, but not required.
Registration is required through West Des Moines Public Library. Visit their event page to register.