Robot Demos at Potomac Chinese School
by Almond Robotics and Modular Learning INC
Jan. 27th (Sunday) 1:00-2:00 PM
Hello Robot - Making Your First Robot in Minutes
The purpose of the project is to stimulate children’s interests in robotics and spark a desire to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mach) through the hands-on building of a functional robot. The activity is to build a functional robot that costs no more than $3 for each child. The goal is to demonstrate the concept that making a cool robot needs knowledge and skills but is not necessarily complicated and expensive.
The plan for activity:
The Almond Robotics Team (https://almondrobotics.weebly.com/), who is sponsored by Modular Learning, INC, will teach a 25-minute hands-on class. Each class will have up to 10 students. The course is to ensure the students have enough knowledge and skills to teach other children how to build a robot without the supervision of the Almond Robotics Team. The teaching may require adult supervision to be safe. The robot uses a design developed by Heather Lin, which only needs tapes for assembly. No soldering or hot glue is needed. The teaching materials are available at https://almondrobotics.weebly.com/hello-robot.html.
Almond Robotics (FTC 12518) Robot Demo The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for students in grades 7–12 to compete for head to head, by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is programmed using a variety of programming systems. Teams, with the guidance of coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on innovative, sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. Almond Robotics (https://almondrobotics.weebly.com/) is a 2nd year FTC team located in Potomac, MD made of 6 members, from 8th to 10th grade. Our name comes from our love of eating chocolate covered almonds, and with inspiration from big tech companies like Apple and Raspberry Pi. Also, almonds can symbolize our love for robotics as they represent the nuts and bolts on our robot. Our goal is to influence the future through STEM education.
The plan for activity:
The Almond Robotics Team who is sponsored by Modular Learning, INC, will demo their Robot “Hazelnut” in a setup field. Students can drive the robot to score the minerals (the cubes and balls) to a lander.