Here Come the Robots

IMG_3301The ICS Robotics team is off and running for SY1617! We’ve received a shipment of new kits and extra parts, and our high school and middle school after-school activities are off and running.

The official ASA season doesn’t start until next week, but we had a “soft opening” of the new Makerspace/Robotics Lab in S021 on Thursday and Friday. HS and MS students were joined by a few ES students in opening up and trying out new equipment. There was a lot of laughter and excitement as they worked together to build robots.

Thanks to the successful launch of the ICS Annual Giving campaign last year, we have equipment for all grade levels. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for ICS students to learn to build and program robots no matter their age. For now this means in after-school activities, but we’re working on plans for scheduling the space during the school day and making the equipment available to different classes around the school.

There’ll be plenty more to report during the school year. Meanwhile, here are a few photos from our opening sessions:

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Cross-posted from my school blog.