Explore the world of robotics and build your own robot! This workshop is ideal for budding builders and engineers. Students discover the world of autonomous robots, programming and mechanical engineering to design and build art robots using the LEGO Education EV-3 Mindstorms platform and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit, a new product from Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab. We integrate arts and crafts with engineering education. Learn the basics of programming and how to build simple, structurally sound robots while at the same time expressing your artistic side by personalizing the robots with felt, feathers, glitter and more! We even add attachments with markers and brushes to create designs, signs and other robot art.
Caroline Hanson has been an educator for more than 25 years, combining her humanities background with a passion for STEM education to create enriched classroom experiences using LEGO Mindstorms robotics, WeDo and hands-on problem-solving activities. She currently teaches at Aspen Middle School, coaches FIRST LEGO League teams, coordinates a regional robotics tournament, and serves on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel as a middle-grade educator.