Here’s a good one for NYC area maker kids & teens, Eric writes –
“LEMURplex, Brooklyn’s new performance, gallery and teaching space for art and technology, begins robotics classes for kids on February 3rd. The classes are entitled Intro to Robotics for Kids and Teens: Building Robotics Projects with LEGO Mindstorms NXT. Initially, we will be offering two sessions, one each for ages 10-13 and 14-17.
Mindstorms NXT (http://mindstorms.lego.com) is the latest generation of LEGO’s hugely popular system for building beginning through advanced robotics projects. LEMURplex classes are based around Carnegie Mellon University’s acclaimed curriculum “Introduction to Mobile Robotics,” developed specifically for teaching youth using the NXT system.
In eight 90 minute hands-on sessions, students will learn about robotic concepts, motion, sensing and programming at an age-appropriate level. Working in pairs, students will build a new project each week using NXT kits and computers (which are provided for use in class). Each project will focus on different fundamental robotics principles.
Classes will be held on Saturdays for eight weeks, on the dates 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 and 3/31 (with 2/24 off for school vacation). Classes for ages 10-13 run from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Classes for ages 14-17 run from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
The cost for each eight-week course is $395. Class size is strictly limited, so sign up soon to ensure a space. Once classes are filled, we will place additional students on a wait-list and notify you when additional sections are opened.
For more information on LEMURplex and to register for classes, please visit” – Link.