Mayan Adventure Camp Week
Forsyth County (GA) will be offering a class this summer called "Robotics Camp" that I'll be teaching; it will be using my Mayan Adventure book - can't wait. I'll be having one morning session and one afternoon session (10 kids per session). Should be fun...
It starts July 28 and runs through August 1, 2008. I'll be taking pictures and writing about the camp each day on the blog. There's talk that the classes will fill up quickly, so register early!
www.forsythco.com and the PDF catalog can be downloaded here (my class is on page 11).
I will be collecting all my course material, notes, lectures, etc... and may make them available to others who want to teach a Mayan Adventure course.
I am new to your blog and started a robotics team at my school last fall. I taught a one-day Duke TIP class to 5th and 6th graders in February. 15 kids were put into four teams. Each team built and programmed the ExploroBot, followed by one of the other robots. It was a great day! Thank you for creating such a cool book. My StringBot group modified the design by bracing the string on opposite outsides with additional gears. This kept it from slipping off the twine.
Thanks for sharing about your class - I would love to see some pictures if you have any! I'm already preparing for my class (2, actually - 1 in morning, 1 in afternoon - 10 kids each). Can you give me any feedback on time - how long did it take your kids to build and program the Explorobot? Did they follow my program instructions exactly or did they modify the program, too?
If you know of an organization in either of those counties that would like to hold a class, please let me know.