Programs & Events

Robot Lab

This program is Full.
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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Jul. 17, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Thursday, July 17, 2014; 6:30pm-8:00pm
Minimum age 11. Children ages 11-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - Visual World Investigate Lab - 3rd floor
$10 per participant ($8 for Friends of the Museum). Participants may sign up as individuals or as part of a group. Groups may be comprised of 2, 3, or a maximum of 4 participants. Any group containing a child ages 11-15 must include at least one adult.

Like robots? Ever wanted to make one? This beginner’s level class is for any scientist eleven years old and older who wants to learn how to make their own real robot. You will learn how to build an autonomous, Arduino powered robot from scratch, program it using a computer, and then compete against all of the other participants.  This is a great way to be introduced to the exciting world of electronics and computer programming!

Program Instructor: Matthew Faerber, Coordinator of the Visual World Investigate Lab

Registration information: Register online NEW!
*Please note our registration system is not compatible with smartphones.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Please Note: This program is subject to cancellation if a minimum number of participants is not met. Refunds will only be given if this program is canceled by the Museum. Notice of cancellation will be given via email, at least 48 hours in advance.