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Robo Challenge 1

Grades 3 to 5.** Classes start Jan 14th!

A horse ride -with double camsTook our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are  you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience?

Important: this transaction will appear on your credit card as PAYPAL *ADVENTURESW or PAYPAL *AWROBOTS or PAYPAL *ROBOTS

This class is for you. In Robo Challenge I, instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Bots we built include factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; all sorts of cars and amusement rides like the double-cam horse rocker on the left. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!

Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite.

Robo Challenge class format

  • SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Mondays: Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, March 4, 11, 18
  • Min 11/Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $120 per student.

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Grades 4-5; third graders with approval of our instructor.
  • Prerequisite for mature 3rd graders: our LEGO® Robotics class.
  • Unfortunately: Second graders are not allowed.
  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

Registration questions:

(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 14, 2013 — 3:45 pm to
March 18, 2013 — 4:45 pm

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Potomac ES
10311 River Road
Potomac, MD
United States