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NUCLEAR 4-H and STARBASE 2.0 Bring Robotics to Jessup Elementary

posted Jan 30, 2013, 8:39 AM by WyomingSTARBASE   [ updated Jan 30, 2013, 8:41 AM ]

NUCLEAR 4-H and STARBASE  2.0 Bring Robotics to Jessup Elementary

Over the past two weeks the NUCLEAR 4-h club and STARBASE 2.0 teamed up to bring robotics classes to Jessup elementary. For Four days after school, students worked in pairs to build, program and test their robots to do simple functions.  By the end of a two hour session, teams had their robots throwing balls, following lines, and challenging other teams to “sumo wrestle”.

“I loved putting the claw on my robot,” said one student.  “Getting my robot to stop when I put my hand in front of the ultrasonic sensor was awesome. I didn’t realize how robots were programmed, and now I can do it!”

“The reason we wanted to this workshop was to promote robotics in Cheyenne. I was so happy Jessup agreed to this partnership,” said Lara Shook, NUCLEAR 4-H coordinator. “Hopefully this school will continue with robotics as an afterschool activity and even compete in the FIRST LEGO League next year.”

“STARBASE uses robots in their curriculum,” said Barb Marquer, director o Wyoming STARBASE. “We are hoping that assisting these students with robot building and programming, it will open up the engineering world for them.”

If you know a school that is interested in hosting an afterschool robotics workshop, please contact Lara at lnkshook@alum.ups.edu or crew@starbasewy.org

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