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  • Engines charged. Launchers filled. Robots ready and programmed. Ready, set, go! This is Battlebotics - you have 3 minutes to show your robot’s might, defend your territory and conquer an arena with other robots stealthily moving about you. This Summer, we’re leaving the basic flat terrain of past Battlebotics behind and heading into the wild, to battle in a nature-filled landscape with soil, rocky craters, water streams and thorny brush. Welcome to NuVu Naturebotics! Here, we’ll use nature as a guide to design bots that can battle other bots using defensive and offensive mechanisms inspired by animals! How can the spikes of a porcupine, or an octopus’s arms, or a lion’s bite turn your creature into the winner of NuVu’s premier robot games? We will find out!

    In this studio, students will construct remote-controlled robot vehicles inspired by all that nature has to offer. Student teams will create custom machines around a terrain filled with surprises and hidden traps! Each team will be given a set of supplies, equipment, and tools that they can use to design and build their robots. Creativity is the only limitation! Students will learn about all the components that make their vehicle go vroom: motors, batteries, engines, types of chassis and wheels, and robotic intelligence. Students will use the latest bluetooth technologies and app integration to communicate with their bots. They will also experience the hands-on joy of soldering, drilling, and building circuits before applying a custom paint job for the finishing touch. Then it’s off to Nature’s Arena where the bots will greet each other for NuVu Naturebotics!

    REGISTER HERE!

    Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:

       Design

       Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)

       Engineering

       Programming

       Electronics

       Robotics (Arduino)

       Sensors & Actuators

       Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)

       3d Modeling

    Prerequisites:

    • Enrolling students must be between the ages of 11 to 13 (or grades 6-8)

    REGISTER HERE!

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Summer 2019