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Robo Challenge 1

Grades 3 to 5.** Classes start February 12th 6-7pm

A horse ride -with double camsTook our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? Or are  you in 4th or 5th grade, ready to launch into robotics with no previous experience?

This class is for you. In Robo Challenge I, instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

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Bots we built include factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; all sorts of cars and amusement rides like the double-cam horse rocker on the left. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!

After Robo Challenge 1, check out sequential class, Robo Challenge 2, with new, more challenging projects! Robo Challenge 1 is a prerequisite for Robo Challenge 2. Pricing is the same for both classes.

Grades: Children in grades 4 and 5 may start this class with no robotics experience. Children in grades 3 need our core class, LEGO® Robotics as a prerequisite.

Robo Challenge class format (same format for Robo Challenge 1 and 2)

  • SEVEN meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Min 11/ Max: 12 students. 
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • Tuesdays Feb 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, April 9
  • Evening tuition: $125 per student.

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

Registration questions:

(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots



February 12, 2013 — 6:00 pm to
April 09, 2013 — 7:00 pm

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2720 Plyers Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD
United States