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Robot Aerobics

50 min

Intermediate

Ages 7-13

What Will You Learn?

During this live coding session, Kelsey and Matt the Robot are leading a dance fitness class designed to get the robots of the world moving, and they need YOUR help to code the dancers! Groove along with the robots as you program their servo motors to move to the beat. CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding position servo motors and creating sequences and algorithms.

These 50 minute live virtual sessions will be held DAILY July 19-23 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT.

Please note: Projects below are in addition to the live coding session and will require additional time.

What's Next?

After attending the Virtual Session, you can use what you learned to complete additional projects! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. Or download the presentation as a PDF for printing.

PROJECT 1: Single Motor Dancer

This hula dancer is triggered by a sound sensor! (Did you know Matt is a singer???) Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. TIME: 45 minutes; LEVEL: Beginner

PROJECT 2: Aerobics Robot

A full aerobics routine from the opening sequence of Robot Aerobics. There are 6 position servos in each robot! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. TIME: 2 hours; LEVEL: Intermediate

CodeJoy June 4, 2021
CodeJoy produces live, interactive, student-facing shows that get kids coding and controlling the pre-built robots in their studio. Their 45 minute sessions center around a narrative, and kids use code to help Kelsey and her robot friends solve problems. Kelsey Derringer, CodeJoy’s on-screen teacher, is an educator with 18+ years of classroom and professional development experience. She specializes in teaching robotics and coding to non-CS teachers, helping them bring creative robotics into other subject areas. Matt Chilbert, CodeJoy’s director, is an educational media producer with 10+ years of classroom experience and 20+ years of experience in filmmaking, including working at Sesame Workshop and the Jim Henson Company. He specializes in creating story-driven learning experiences that use filmmaking techniques to keep kids’ minds focused on learning goals.  
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