Robotics: Animate Your Art!
Using ordinary arts & crafts materials, students design, build and use code to animate their art idea in a way that is interactive. Hummingbird Kits are small, programmable circuit boards literally built around the Arduino microcontroller board. Unlike the Arduino though, the Hummingbird has specific, color–coded ports for each component (LEDs, motors, servos, sensors) that help students confidently wire their board. Coding is done using visual or block programming code- this means students do not have to learn any text–based coding language.
Bring a bag lunch.
NOTE: The participants are encouraged to take their created art project home, however, unless arranged at registration, it is expected that the Hummingbird board & all components will be removed from the created object and left at the Harley School for use in future classes. If the family wishes to purchase the Hummingbird Robotics kit™ for their child to use and take with them at the end of the course, there is an additional charge of $160. (The Hummingbird Kits can be used over and over!) or, they can order their own and bring it with them. Link to purchase the kit: http://store.birdbraintechnologies.com/product-p/duobasekit.htm