Limited numbers of various robotics tools and kits are available through NLA Media Center for students’ use in the IP projects. Some kits can be loaned out. Students may also store their projects at school and work on them on their free time or during IP Fridays.
Option 1 – Work on a robotics project individually. First learn to build a basic project and add a challenge as you become more proficient.
Option 2 – Form an NLA team of 2-4 students. Contact Mrs. Motalebi in regard to joining a team. A parent may be the facilitator for group worktime outside of school.
Option 3 – Join a national competition called the FIRST TECH CHALLENGE! It is building a robot to compete against other schools. The challenge is your team’s robot going against other robots playing a field game. If you are interested in engineering, coding, robotics and general interest, this is definitely what you are looking for! No background experience required to be a part of a team. Contact Mr. Mellett to join a team at NLA. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc
Option 4 – Participate in a Lego Robotics Challenge, High Tech Kids. Parents will have to facilitate this option outside of school, if interested. Students who choose to participate in any Lego robotics competition may use the challenge for their IP projects. Several sets of EV3 Lego robotics systems are available to loan out. Please email Mrs. Motalebi or Mrs. Kalinoff for check out information. http://www.hightechkids.org/home
Robotics Kits at NLA Media Center
Hummingbird Raspberry Pie Arduino K’nex Circuitry (snap, squishy)
Conductive sewing Little Bits Sphero EV3 and more