Family Fun

Family Fun classes are intended to provide an opportunity for parents and students together to explore fun and exciting Robotics and Science topics.  These are short series of evening events typically held on selected Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the Coe Elementary School Lunchroom.  With these classes we hope to create an exciting family supportive way to explore and do hands on science and engineering and to stimulate learning!

For most classes the registration fee includes the core material for use and often going home with you after the classes finishes.  For some classes additional material is available for purchased at whole sale costs as procured by us.

Fall 2014 Family Fun Nights

Arduino Robotics – Family Robotics Exploration Nights – 3 Wednesday Evenings

When: Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Starting: October 1  Ending: October 15 Cost: $45.00

Ever wondered if you could design and build your own simple electronic gadgets and turn them into a that cat entering the the house detector, or someone stepping on that floor mat.  How about a detector which automatically turns of you reading light past your bed time when a parent comes close to your room?  What about turning your favorite bear into a Robot Bear!  Come and spent 3 Wednesday evenings learning the basics about programming and electronics to let your imagination go wild!  We will be using the Arduino Classroom kits and learn programming and building basic systems.

Note: This program is appropriate for students in grade level 4 and higher.

Registration: Online Registration Only – register here


Halloween Robot Art – Family Robotics Exploration Nights – 2 Wednesday Evenings

When: Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Starting: October 22  Ending: October 29  Cost: $45.00

How about really being tricked out for Monster Mash this year and wear some self created outfit with glowing and flashing lights directly sewn into your outfit!  Become part of the growing movement of wearable computer and robot wear, learn how to sew electrical circuits and components directly into your outfit, power them with a small battery and even program them to react to movement or other sensor driven observations!  Using the LilyPad platform and conductive thread, let your imagination run wild and make the costume of your dreams!

NOTE: class is appropriate for any grade level, and at least one adult per student is required to attend.  Class fee includes basic wearable computing base set, additional components will be available for purchase at component cost.  Each student should bring a T-shirt or other garment to decorate.   One LilyPad kit is included with registration, additional kits can be requested after registration for adult chaperone at our web store here.

Registration: Online Registration Only – register here