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Robot-Building Class for Kids – Sparkle SpectacleExpired

Mar 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

Brooklyn Robot Foundry offers amazing online robot-making classes that kids just love!  These classes introduce fundamental engineering and technology concepts to children in an age-appropriate manner. But the focus is really the hands-on fun, as children get to build and customize their own robot each class. Children will gain the skills and confidence that allows their inner maker to come out and shine!

During this class we’ll each be making a Sparkle Spectacle, a fun light-up robot that will make for awesome light shows!

All you’ll need is a screwdriver and some basic crafting supplies – the Robot Foundry will send you all of the rest! Each class will be limited to 6 students, to allow for plenty of individualized instruction.  Classes run approximately run 60 minutes.

Skill Level:

No prior experience necessary. Classes are designed to require minimal, if any, parent involvement.

Skills you will learn:

Introductory engineering - circuits, LED's, motors, etc.

A kit is required for this program:

and is included in the ticket price and will be supplied by presenter

What You'll Need:

The students will need:
  • a #1 screwdriver
  • tape
  • markers
  • basic crafting supplies for decoration
The kit includes:
  • balsa wood
  • battery pack
  • the required motor & mount
  • LEDs
  • pin wires
  • wheel
  • screws
  • various crafting supplies

About your Facilitator:

Show and Tell (Presentation or Demonstration)

  • Leigh Smith

    Brooklyn Robot Foundry has been offering STEAM classes for children, and sometimes adults, all over the country from its base in Brooklyn, NY for the past 10 years.  The goal of the Robot Foundry is to share the fun of STEAM learning with children everywhere and inspire them to continue a life full of exploration, problem-solving, and imagination.  We do this by offering fun, creative and educational online classes, parties, camps and field trips to children 2-13 year old.  Families can choose to register for a variety of programs, ranging in commitment from a single class to an entire semester.

    Hands-on learning is the core of Brooklyn Robot Foundry’s classes.  Experimentation, simple materials, hand tools, markers, tape, trial-and-error, and pompoms are all essential in the process.  We supply all of the materials to build each robot but encourage children to get as creative as possible when it comes to the final decorations.  All of our parts are sourced with the goal of keeping engineering accessible and transparent, as well as allowing children to build without parent assistance.


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Ticket - Robot-Building Class for Kids - Sparkle Spectacle
  • Mar 30, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 8-12
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