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Robo Challenge

Fridays 3:15PM Starts January 18th through March 15th

$120 per student

Important: this transaction will appear on your credit card as PAYPAL *ADVENTURESWor PAYPAL *AWROBOTS or PAYPAL *ROBOTS

You can do a lot of neat stuff with LEGO® robotics, like making a robotic trap for a Nano Hexbug!

Grades 4-5

Took our LEGO® Robotics class and want more? And more of a challenge? This class is for you. Instead of working with step-by-step building directions and sample programs, we’ll start each class with a programming challenge, set by our instructors. After meeting that challenge, we’ll use LEGO® robotics kits to design bots to go with our programs.

Bots we built this spring included factory bots (forklifts) that could drive up to a target, stop before crashing into it and then back up; and all sorts of cars. One of our favorite challenges: build a bot that can trap one of our Hexbug Nanos.

How would you do that? With a trap door? A closing gate? What robotic device would trigger your trap? A motion sensor? A tilt sensor? How would you program your machine, and why? It’s up to you how to solve the problem.

Our instructors will be there to help you achieve success – presenting different problems each week or two. Tired of having no clue what your kids do in all those clubs? We’re different. A day or two after every class, your instructor will email a note explaining what the class learned in the previous session and what’s next. Sometimes we even include photos and videos!

NOTE: This class is led by TWO instructors (instead of one instructor and one aide) and is priced accordingly. We are not accepting parent aides for this class.


Robo Challenge I class format

  • Seven meetings, once a week, 60 minutes per meeting.
  • Fridays Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, Mar 8, 15 (*no class Feb 22 and Mar 1)
  • Max: 12 students, Min: 11 students
  • Student-instructor ratio: 6:1.
  • After school tuition: $120 per student.

We provide for use during class: one LEGO® robotics kit and one netbook for each pair of students, and all ancillary equipment including Hexbug Nanos.

  • Areas of exploration: independent problem solving, robotics, programming, logic.


The Great Adventure Lab, formerly known as Adventures with Robots. Same company. Same management. New name to fit our growing curriculum!

Registration questions:

(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


January 18, 2013 — 3:15 pm to
March 15, 2013 — 4:15 pm

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Lakewood ES
2534 Lindley Terrace
Rockville, MD
United States