This one-day course provides middle and high school educators an introduction to using Tetrix robotics kits for competition. The intended audience is teachers who plan to coach or mentor teams in the Lake County Robotics Competition (LCRC) or who would like to otherwise integrate robotics into their curriculum or club-based activities. This is a hands-on class in which participants will both learn about and assemble structural components, motors, servos, gears, power supplies and more.
Essentials of the Arduino programming interface and use of existing Arduino block coding to control the robots will be reviewed. Participants who complete the course and are interested in entering a team into the next year's LCRC will receive a loaner kit worth $1,500 for use with their team.
Eligible for 7.5 PDs for teacher continuing education.