Second Semester 2018-2019 School Year

Robotics with PBASIC

Boe Bot and PBASIC programming examples.

Recommended grade level: 5th and up.


The students in this class will learn basic computer programming and basic electronics.  Your students will build their own circuits with real electronic components such as resistors and light emitting diodes.  The programming language your students will use is called PBASIC, a textual programming language that is very easy to learn, but can be very powerful.  No programming experience needed for this class!  AND, the best thing is your student does not need any prior computer programming experience!  PBASIC is also an excellent language to start learning computer programming and will give the student the confidence to try other languages such as C, C#, C++, and Python.  This class is also the best class for those who completed the Introduction to Microcontrollers with BlocklyProp last semester. 


This class will consist of 10 one-hour sessions on Thursday evenings from 5:15pm to 6:15pm at Life in Christ Church,  1224 Chapel Crossing Rd.
Brunswick, GA 31525. 


The final exercise will be to program a robot to navigate through a maze.

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Robotics with Infrared and Ultrasonic Sensors

Boe Bot with an ultrasonic sensor

Recommended grade Level: 6th and up.


Students taking this class will need some programming experience, particularly in PBASIC.  The students will build on their programming, electronics, and robotics experience to program their bots to utilize infrared and ultrasonic sensors to navigate in its environment.  The students will learn about waves and their properties along the way.


 This class will consist of 10 one-hour sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:45pm to 7:45pm at Life in Christ Church,  1224 Chapel Crossing Rd. Brunswick, GA 31525.  


The final exercise will be to program a bot to use infrared and ultrasonic to navigate through a maze and make decisions.

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Grow a Garden with the micro:bit

micro:bit

Recommended grade level: 4th and up.


No programming experience needed for this class!  The students will grow a small plantar garden using a micro:bit computer to measure soil moisture, light intensity, and temperature.  The student will also use the micro:bit's built-in compass to help decide the best location for their garden in their home.


The student will program their micro:bit with a graphical programming language, Microsoft MakeCode.


This class will consist of five 90 minute sessions on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 10:30am at Life in Christ Church,  1224 Chapel Crossing Rd. Brunswick, GA 31525, depending on other scheduled events at the church.  Each student will receive a tentative class schedule on the the first day of class.

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