In June of 2012 we started up a kids learning group as an alternative to The Robot Group (TRG), specifically for kids at ATX Development Center. Join our email list or watch this space for times and locations.
Though Kidbot is separate from The Robot Group, many TRG members like to help out with the event. Kids must be supervised by a parent at all times. Activities will vary based on age and skill level but some of the following ideas are planned:
- Take stuff apart… How does it work?
- Electronics introduction
- designing circuits
- building circuits on solderless breadboards
- soldering skills
- computer programming
- NXT, XO, Arduino, Windows, web, etc
- and of course, robotics.
If you’re bringing kids, please let us know their ages when you RSVP so we can be sure to have some appropriate activities.
*Important Note: KidBot has been on hiatus since our last meeting in January 2013. ATX Development Center moved into a new space which could no longer accommodate us.
Kidbot may return if someone or a group of people are willing to take responsibility to make it happen. Contact us if that’s you!