I developed LEGO® Robotics Curricula for children grades PreK - 6 over the course of 5 years at RoboFun using LEGO MINDSTORMS (EV3, NXT & RCX), WeDo (Programmable LEGO robotics sets) and LEGO motors & battery boxes. I designed 90+ LEGO Robotics projects and created step-by-step building instructions that are being used in 80+ NYC schools.
EV3: BugBot (Grades 3-6)
EV3: Cable Car that runs on strings (Grades 3-6)
NXT Robot: Treasure Hunter (Grades 3-6)
NXT Robot: Boat Rescue (Grades 3-6)
WeDo: Volcano (Grades 1-3)
Battery Box + Motor: Animal Tail (Grades Pre K - 1)
Battery Box + Motor: Dog Sled (Grades Pre K - 1)
An extension of my personal work. For educational purposes, I developed a kit to help students understand the mechanical elements of the automaton, such as cams and gears, through hands-on assembly. After assembly, the students were allowed the opportunity to customize the facial expressions and speech bubbles of their individual automaton.
@ Beam Center
@ Blue School
This workshop was specifically for Beam Camp Inventgenuity under the theme of "Assemble/ Disassemble". During this workshop, students had three objectives:
1. Deconstruct each letter of a word into various shapes
2. Reconstruct the word with the pieces that I prepared including foam sticks, curvy cardboard, wooden sticks etc.
3. Create a 3D representation of the word using only pieces used in objective #2.
A paper automaton workshop. This fully developed lesson comes with instructions and templates. Students will build the animal looking automaton which creates the motion that looks like talking (or barking).
Rhythm Maker Workshops
Based on the concept of my Rhythm Maker automaton, I simplified the design and created a kit, substituting original materials for more accessible kid-friendly options. Using this kit, a variety of rhythm and sound is achievable, depending on where and what kind of mechanical parts are used.
In this workshop, students created a simple automaton with a single cam that generated an up and down movement. Using the kit that I created, students constructed the mechanical elements of the automaton as well as designed the visual components.
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