Hi all, I am wondering if there are any parents living in Northern Virginia who are interested in learning robotics with their children. John Kauffman, a robotics teacher at the Arlington Career Center, is willing to offer a robotics class tailored to younger students with parent participation. I am hoping to get enough interest to start an intro robotic class, using the Parallex platform. This is not a Lego robotics class. A sample curriculum is as follows: Robotics 1 – The Brain (15-18 hours) Build and experiment with the microcontroller and its code that will control the robot. The microcontroller is also the basis for non-robotics projects students may undertake Prerequisite – Experience with any word processor Materials: Parallax Boe-Bot Kit ~ $170 (used for both courses) The same kit is used in many university microcontroller, embedded systems or robotics courses. Source: www.parallax.com/go/boe-bot either version: serial with adaptor or USB. Two or three individuals can share a kit. (Additional parts and handouts provided by the instructor- free) Approximate Schedule: * Introduction to Microcontrollers and PBASIC coding * Bread boarding, component marking codes and troubleshooting * Servo Motors and demonstration of the oscilloscope * Robot body assembly * Calibration techniques * Navigation without sensing Please let me know if you are interested. Angela Ting Coach Rocking Penguins FLL #7102 -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.