Second and third graders around Bend got the chance to get first-hand experience building, programming, and learning about LEGO robots.
Hosted at Bear Creek Elementary, kids got to spend three hours a day to learn all of the basics when it comes to robotics. No experience required. The class was called Nuts and Bolts 1, PicoBots.
“Robotics typically has a stigma around it that it’s very intimidating and that you have to have experience in it to do it. And we want to go against that,” Stem Programs Coordinator Logan Betts said. “So we want to let kids know and let our community know that robotics is for everybody.”
In August, there will be another Nuts and Bolts 1 class from August 21-25. There will also be Nuts and Bolts 2, NanoBots hosted from August 14-18. Although the location has not yet been announced, registration for either program is available on their website.
Camp Fire also has a team in the FIRST LEGO League robotics competition. Up to 8 kids get the chance to compete against others to showcase their abilities to solve challenges with robotics. Camp Fire will host their pre-season camp for the competition from August 21-25.