Lego Mindstorms are programmable "bricks" from Lego that can be combined with electric motors, transmitters, ultrasonic sensors, ultraviolet, color and light as well as pulleys (such as gears, axles, beams, and hydraulic components) suitable to build robots and other automated or interactive systems.
In the workshop you will assemble a miniature Raspberry Pi computer and play a game in it written in the Java programming language. For this workshop, hardware will be provided, but you can purchase your own Raspberry Pi to continue playing at home!
Raspberry Pi is a pocket computer of the size of a credit card. Its low cost $35 (the Zero version costs $5) combined with its small size and performance make it ideal for manufacturing many kinds of applications.
Instructors: Cassandra Chin, Stephen Chin (U.S.A.)
mBot is a low cost, easy-to-run robot kit for kids to get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, robotics. It is an all-in-one solution for robotics learning and designed for STEM education.
With its two motors and its
different sensors, programming the mBot isn't only fun, but
simple enough for every child to start being a great inventor.
We'll go through the robot's capabilities. Start tinkering
with these using the Scratch
interface to make the mBot come alive using the drag and drop
programming blocks. Finally, having mastered the basics of
programming the mBot, we'll let the children take it to the
next level by making the mBot … (you need to participate
to find out). You also need to download and pre-install
Instructors: Alex Snaps (Canada)
Children must bring their own laptop.