SS102 Easy Introduction to Programming and Simple Robotics
2016-08-20 10:30 to 2016-08-20 12:30 (US/Pacific)
The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts of programming and simple robotics to a wide range of ages using fun and games. The student will be taken on a three part learning experience. Part one will introduce the concepts of programming and control through interactive discussion on the use of algorithms and procedures that we already perform everyday. Part two will get the student involved in a simple yet dynamic programming and robotic simulation that encourages thinking ahead, problem solving in an iterative fashion, and dealing with unknown conditions. We will get up and move around in teams. Part three moves the student to hands on access and coding utilizing the techniques learned in the previous two phases.
The student will come away from the class with a better understanding of a number of programming concepts such as: instruction sets, iterative design, control flow, error handling, and others. Access to simple programmable robots will provide an understanding of a few of the differences between programming simulations and programming real robots.
No knowledge of computers or programming required. English language at a 2nd grade level. Ability to sit still for 30 min.
Duration: 2 hours
OSML, 2591 Pioneer Ave., Suite G, Vista, CA 92081
Minimum Age: 6
Instructor: Dan Gervais
Dan Gervais has been programming for pleasure since 1977 and professionally since 1989. He loves to mix creativity and logic to build beautiful machines that do great and fun things. He has discovered that his calling is in instructing the next generation of makers.
Note: Registration required at least 24 hours prior to class time.