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Robotics Workshops for Kids: Saturday and Sunday

TAVES is thrilled to engage and inspire young minds by offering a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops, presented by the Logics Academy (www.logicsacademy.com).  Eight 2-hour workshops will offered on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 for kids aged between 6 and 13.  We encourage parents to explore the TAVES show floor, while their kids participate in one or more of the workshops!  Tickets for these robotics workshops are available on our TICKET PAGE.  Seating is limited, so please register today!  Please read the workshop descriptions below.

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About Logics Academy (@logicsacademy):

Logics Academy is a Canadian leader in K-12 STEM education. The company develops age appropriate robotics/coding solutions for the classroom that engage students in exciting, experiential based education programs which strengthen STEM knowledge, promote innovation skills, and develop well-rounded individuals.  Logics Academy provides products and resources for the Canadian classroom, educator professional learning programs and in Ontario direct to student workshops and courses in and out of the classroom.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LOGICS ACADEMY

Saturday, Oct. 29 Workshops

Programming Adventures

Session 1, STORY TIME (CODING)
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age: 6 – 9 yrs old
Cost: $20/student
Once upon a time, there were two robots named Dash and Dot! Learn how to write a plot with a beginning, middle, and end. Transform Dash and Dot into characters for your story, and construct costumes to enhance their rolls. Create a setting for the story to take place. Program the events in your story with sounds, actions, and lights. Give Dash and Dot their own lines by recording your voice on the robots. Present and share your story with the rest of the class!  REGISTER

DoodleBot (Custom)

Session 3, DOODLEBOT
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Age: 6 – 9 yrs old
Cost: $15/student
In this exciting take home lesson, students will build their very own robot that can be made to perform many different kinds of movement. Students will learn 6 different types of movement and will need to make their doodle bot complete as many of the movements as possible. During the activity, students will be given the opportunity to complete tasks with their doodle bots to earn markers which can be used in the doodle bot to draw!  REGISTER

BumbleBee (Custom)

Session 2, BUMBLE BEE
Saturday Oct. 29, 2016
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age: 10 – 13 yrs old
Cost: $25/student
A pencil with a built in speaker that changes pitch based on resistance? Among other things, the pencil allows students to create a hand drawn working piano, be challenged to play songs, and use their bodies as a real electric circuit. They will surely enjoy building this novel ohm meter themselves and using it for tests! Bumble Bee!  REGISTER

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Session 4, VARIABLES IN PROGRAMMING
Saturday Oct. 29, 2016
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Age: 10 – 13 yrs old
Cost: $20/student
Being able to recognize and analyze patterns is an important skill when learning to program. Join us as we explore variables and learn how they can be used to program patterns.  REGISTER

Sunday, Oct. 30 Workshops

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Session 5, COLOUR MATCHER
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age: 6 – 9 yrs old
Cost: $20/student
Dash and Dot love to show off their colourful lights! Let’s name the primary colours, and program Dash’s ears and heart to match. Compete in colour races, and create music with colourful notes. Then add Dot to the mix! Use Dot to blend Dash’s colours to create secondary colours, and then any colour imaginable! Join us as we light up the room with the colourful personalities of Dash and Dot!  REGISTER

Talkbot

Session 7, TALKBOT
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Age: 6 – 9 yrs old
Cost: $25/student
Sound is an interesting concept. It travels differently through different mediums, but it can be difficult to observe directly. In this class, students will first learn about the properties of sound and how it travels. Next, students will build a “Talkbot” recording device robot which can record and transmit sound. By testing different frequencies, we can see at what distance our little robot friend becomes hard of hearing. Join us to build and keep your own!  REGISTER

BumpBot (Custom)

Session 6, BUMPBOT
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Time: 11am – 1pm
Age: 10 – 13 yrs old
Cost: $30/student
With this exciting take home project students will build a rumba style Bump Bot. After the initial lesson, students will get to put their knowledge of circuit diagrams to the test by slowly assembling their robots, piece by piece. We will go over parallel and series circuits, switches and loads, and the symbols that represent them. To make their robot work properly, they’ll need to know how to read the diagram!  REGISTER

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Session 8, ROBOT JOUSTING
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Age: 10 – 13 yrs old
Cost: $20/student
Learn the basics of robot programming with this super thrilling and engaging jousting competition. Robots will have to compete in an arena to see who will be the last one standing. Who’s programming algorithm is superior? We’ll have to wait to find out!  REGISTER