Build, Program, Test, Repeat!

The Bakken Museum's LEGO Robotics Program gives kids ages 8 through 12 the opportunity to embark on an adventurous challenge to build and program LEGO robots. No prior experience with computer programming or robots needed.  Programs occur on four consecutive Saturdays in the fall, winter, and spring.

 

This winter while the Bakken Museum's lower level of classrooms, makerspace, and exhibits are undergoing renovation, we will be hosting our programs at the Works Museum in Bloomington.

Winter at the Works Museum

Intro to Robotics

Explore the fundamentals for building and program basic LEGO NXT robots. Build a robot from a common template and customize it's look and operation. Learn to control robots with simple and then more complex code.

DATES/TIMES

 

FOUR WEEK SESSION - SATURDAYS IN 2020

  • January 11th, 18th, 25th, & February 1st
  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For students in 3rd, 4th, 5th grades

(No previous experience necessary)

Mars Rover

Explore how robots can be used to explore other worlds. We will build basic rovers that will be programmed to complete specific missions. Students decide which missions to undertake and customize their rover and program the code of their LEGO EV3 robots complete it successfully.

DATES/TIMES

 

FOUR WEEK SESSION - SATURDAYS IN 2020

  • January 11th, 18th, 25th, & February 1st
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For students in 4th, 5th, & 6th  grades

(No previous experience necessary)

Details

Location

We are partnering with the Works Museum for some special programming!

This workshop is being held at the Works Museum at 9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420.

Price

Each session costs $160 (or $144 for families with a Household or Supporting Membership, Works members get a discount too)

Scholarships

The Bakken offers income based scholarships to help provide access to its youth programs. Please visit the Youth Program Scholarships page for more information. 

Registration

You can register online with a credit card by clicking the desired session above and logging in to our registration system. 

Or you can:

  • Mail a completed registration form with a check
  • Complete your registration by phone at 612-926-3878.
  • Stop by the museum to complete a registration form and pay using cash, check or credit card.  

Please note that submitting a registration form does not guarantee you a spot. We will send you an email to confirm your registration. 

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