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Robot Relaxation

50 min.

Intermediate

Ages 7-13

What Will You Learn?

During this live coding session, the Little Bots are feeling nervous about taking a test today. They could use some support from their friends! CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding position servo motors and creating sequences and algorithms. Participants will learn the basics of coding the micro:bit LED array and using pause blocks while programming in Makecode.

Live virtual sessions will be held DAILY August 9-12 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT and August 9 also at 2 pm ET / 11 am 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 step-by-step instructions lots of ideas. Or download the presentation as a PDF for printing.

PROJECT 1: Make a Little Bot

Customize your Little Bot to give it some personality! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions. TIME: 45 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 2: Program Yes and No ​

Use the micro:bit A and B buttons to program your Little Bot to nod yes and no. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions. TIME: 20 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 3: Program an Emotion ​

Pick an emotion and program your Little Bot to act out the emotion. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions. TIME: 30 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

CodeJoy June 10, 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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