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A Lego® Mindstorms Robotics Program

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The course has two levels: Wizard-2 Basic and Wizard-2 Standard.
The differentiation is based on age and proficiency level in robotics as explained below.

Wizard 2 Basic

This course is for those who have earlier undertaken at least one robotics course at Hadoop Express and are at least 8 years of age. The course entails several basic and intermediate level engineering and programming challenges and a few sessions of creative exploration where students build robots using their own creative imagination and skills. Kids start out on EV3 Mindstorms robots that are simple to construct and easy to program. Basic of programming and algorithms are mastered in this course.

Wizard 2 Standard

This course is for those who sastisfy at least one of the following criteria:
1) Have undertaken Wizard-2 Basic course at Hadoop Express or EV3 Mindstorms anywhere else
2) Have an age of at least 10 years.
That least one robotics course at Hadoop Express and are at least 8 years of age. The course entails intermediate and advanced engineering and programming challenges and a few sessions of creative exploration to create robots from imagination and robotics skills. Kids use EV3 Mindstorms robots that are harder to construct that the ones in the Basic course and involve intermediate to advance level of programming. Intemediate and advanced programming and algorithms are mastered in this course.

What Kids Do and Learn

Basic

Kids that are growing and excited about advancing into EV3 Mindstorms get to build multiple robots using Lego® Mindstorms EV3 kits. Each robot has multiple challenges associated. For example, make the Driving Base perform a K-Turn or play a sound and reverse on hitting a wall. Other examples include a pick-and-place robot that lifts and places objects at different spots, a ball conveyor that runs on a conveyor belt and transports objects across a ramp, a gorilla that raises arms and speaks, a raptor that senses objects and strikes them as it moves etc. Kids also have fun creating their own robots to battle each other in a class.

Standard

In the standard level, kids 10+ years old or with EV3 knowledge learn more advanced Robotics techniques while building robots with Lego® Mindstorms EV3 Robotics kit. Level of programming knowledge is stepped up. They create powerful robot prototypes using sensors, gears and wheels in multiple ways. They engage in complex programming algorithms and computations coupled with creativity. The components used are similar to those used in international competitons conducted by Lego® such as FLL (First Lego┬« League) and JLL. Multiple challenges are provided in each class allowing kids to expand their horizon on Robotics and improve their skills on programming. This program is an advanced STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) course in which kids learn to use advanced concepts of remote controls, modular programming, variables, math expressions etc using Labview programming language used for Lego® Mindstorms EV3 robots.

Highly Qualified and Experienced Technology Staff

Our teachers are highly qualified and include experienced architects, programmers and designers well-acquainted with the latest in technology. They are also available for helping the kids learn difficult concepts in the simplest possible manner.

Motivation and Rewards

Our programs keep the kids motivated by including competitive games, rewards for developing skills, creativity and good behavior. Kids receive stars for exceptional performance in several areas including homework submission, class behavior, creativity, leadership and technical skills. Plus they get surprise rewards for showing exceptional qualities in their learning pattern.

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