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ExplorationWorks offers Pico robotics class

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Local kids will have the opportunity to learn about the wonders of robotics.

ExplorationWorks will be offering a 2 day Pico robotics class during statewide school holidays on October 18th and 19th.

Science and Robotics educator Liz Gundersen is getting ready to teach the Pico robotics class at ExplorationWorks.  The class involves the use of "pico bricks,” which are essentially small computers that people can program.

Using these Pico bricks along with LEGOS, students can create remote controlled cars, craft moving art, make music, and more.

Gundersen says, "We work with several robotics systems but this is definitely the easiest to get into and the most fun.  A second grader can do this.  But all ages enjoy it."

Public Programs educator Devon Lawson says Pico robotics is easy to pick up.  But once students learn the basics, they can continue to build robots and make them more complex.  Lawson and Gundersen say the class has so much to offer for students.

Lawson says, "You get them to start thinking about problem solving.  And we teach a lot of engineering ideas and practices in these classes, as well as getting them familiar with computers and basic programming."

The Pico robotics course is designed for students, grades 2 through 8.  Price is $75 for members, $90 for non-members.  The class will run from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm each day.


Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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