The CoeBotics programs are an after school program, with the exception of some in class-room sessions at teachers requests. It is a year-round set of programs, which is divided in to two distinct tracks. A Fall section — predominantly focused on the International LEGO League competitions, and a Spring session with many shorter sessions to offer as many students an opportunity to experience Robotics. Within this there are programs for both the jrCoeBotics — K through 2nd grade, and CoeBotics — 3rd through 5th grade students. All of our program operating within a Seattle Public School, follow the appropriate SPS rules. Please read the Program Rules as to how we operate before registering for any of our offerings.
Program Offerings Winter 2014
Our Winter Session run from Jan 6th, 20014 – Feb 13th, 2014. This will be followed by a Spring Session Series, which we will announce in late January, 2014. The winter sessions are grouped into 3 distinct categories: JrCoeBotics I – grades K – 1, JrCoeBotics II – grades 2 – 3, and CoeBotics – grades 4 – 5. We have decided to group students in these groupings as to make the experience and the program more adaptable to our students needs.
JrCoeBotics I Offerings (Grades K – 1st):
JrCoeBotics I will host two identical session on different days – Tuesday or Wednesday cycle, sessions will cover:
- Free forming LEGO engineering and exploration program – this will explore basic concepts of engineering – what makes a car move, a doll dance, a robot play soccer or even build another complicated Rube Goldberg machine.
- Basic motor and controls – what makes wheels move, how do we drive faster and slower and how can we control it with a computer!
For JrCoeBotics I registration information please go here.
JrCoeBotics II Offerings (Grades 2 – 3):
JrCoeBotics II will be on Thursdays, and sessions will cover:
- Basic Engineering Concepts – How do we control motors, create a good driving robot, what is torque versus speed have to do with robots, what is mechanical advantage?
- Robotics Programming – Use both the Mindstorm NXT and the WeDo platform to create interactive machines in small teams which will accomplish perhaps silly looking yet fun tasks, maybe you will make your robot even dance!
For JrCoeBotics II registration information please go here.
CoeBotics Offerings (Grades 4 – 5):
CoeBotics program during the WInter Season will be structured in a team format, where 2 to 4 students on a team create a robot which can play a specific robot game involving skill, speed, accuracy, agility and tactics!
- Students will be using both the Mindstorm NXT, EV3 and VEX IQ system to create highly interactive robots
- Students will play a robot game in either remote controlled or autonomous mode which involves a time limit and various tactical tasks including “hanging from a bar”, moving balls of different size and shape and color to various scoring areas.
For CoeBotics registration information please go here.
This Spring (January – May 2014) we will again be participating in the MATE underwater robotics competition. What type of team and how we will be organized will be posted in late December 2013.
This program is very mush like the JrFLL and FLL program, however the ROV’s are constructed from raw material, and students will be required to do a significant amount of science as it relates to fluids, buoyancy and pressure. These two teams will work together and meet at Coe as well on select days (Saturdays) at the RobotShop and learn how to use various tools. Parents of students electing to join this team should be prepared to contribute time as well to assist the team. Swimming skills are NOT required – students actually are NOT allowed to enter the water while operating the ROV.
Register for K – 2nd grade (JrCoeBotics Classes) here
Register for 3rd – 5th Grade (CoeBotics Classes) here
For other questions, please check our FAQ first, if you still have questions, feel free to contact: wscholten at learningaccess.org.