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Sign-up Instructions: We will no longer hold space for unpaid sign-ups. If you pay via WePay at sign-up you will be registered for the event. If you want to pay by check or credit/debit card later please sign-up in a waitlist slot and an invoice will be sent. When you have paid your troop will move into available slots up to the maximum capacity. We have held slots in the past for girls or troops that cancel late in the process and other girls have missed the opportunity to particiapte.
Location information available 3.6.2020.
Cadettes can come to a fun filled day learning about robotics. We’ll complete the requirements for all three badges in the set during a one day program, pizza lunch will be provided for attendees.
Robotics I—Programming Robots
Robots are machines that can detect what’s going on around them and use that information to decide how they’ll interact with the physical world. To help you understand how robots work, learn about the parts that make up a robot. Get started with electronics by making a simple sensor, something robots use to function without human operators. Then practice coding robots using important programming concepts like functions and loops.
1. Learn about robots
2. Build a robot part: simple sensors
3. Make a box model robot with sensors
4. Learn about programming
5. Write a program for a robot
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll understand how robots work and how to control them.
Robotics II—Designing Robots
Researchers often build robot prototypes from materials that are cheap and easy to find. They may include crafts materials, like paper and cardboard, and household materials, like rubber balloons. For this badge, come up with ideas and build a prototype of a new kind of robot that could help someone to overcome a daily obstacle.
1. Pick a challenge
2. Explore possible solutions
3. Plan your prototype
4. Build a prototype
5. Get feedback on your robot
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to design a robot and build a prototype.
Robotics III—Showcasing Robots
After engineers build a working version of their robots, they release them to the public. They may enter them into challenges and competitions or market them through a website or crowd-funding campaign. Now that you’ve built your robot prototype, it’s time to share your design with others and explore a future in robotics.
1. Learn about robotics events and organizations
2. Create a presentation about your robot
3. Present your robot pitch to others for feedback
4. Find out about robotics opportunities for teens
5. See robot makers and robots in action
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to share my robot designs with the world.
Workshop minimum is 12. Cost for the workshop is $35.00 and includes badge, lunch, snack and materials for workshop. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time for check-in. We will start promptly. Girls should bring their own refillable water bottles. Girl Scouts in 6-8th grades are welcome to attend. Please no siblings. Girl Scout Juniors who are mature enough to work with other girls in a team environment, have earned the Junior Robotics badges and have bridged to Cadettes are welcome to attend.
Registration closes on 05/23/2020, no refunds after this date. You can sign-up here and pay online, sign-up on waitlist and pay via PayPal Invoice online with debit/credit card, or send a check payable to GSCNC for total due with this form along with check to Badge Name, c/o Kim Kingsford, 808 Blakely Court, Apt. 252, Frederick, MD 21702. Girls are welcome to attend without their troop but must have a permission/health history form. If you have any questions please email [email protected] ore [email protected].
9:30am - 3:30pm EDT
|| Kimberly Kingsford