Posts Tagged ‘LEGO NXT’

Great Minds Robotics extends Workshop and Mini-Workshop hours

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Workshops that improve building skills

Here’s something value-added that we give away for free. All students enrolled in Robotics or Enhanced Robotics classes can attend a skill-building workshop focused on mechanical engineering. We provide LEGO┬« Technic sets full of gears, levers, and more. Your child provides the desire and excitement that makes everything we do here worthwhile. Robotics Class Mini-Workshops and Enhanced Robotics Class Workshops are held once a month.

Starting October 2010, we are increasing the duration of our workshops:

  • Mini-Workshop: from 90 minutes to 2 hours
  • Workshop: from 2 hours to 3 hours

Scheduled workshops:

  • Mini-Workshop: Sunday, Oct 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Workshop: Sunday, Oct 24, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

If you are already enrolled in one of our robotics programs, please register for the upcoming workshop by October 23, 2010. If you are not yet enrolled, call us at 818-292-8008 to schedule a FREE VIP Tour.

How to operate a K’NEX Giant Ferris Wheel with a LEGO NXT brick and a TV remote control

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Great Minds Robotics students had a blast assembling the awesome 6-ft K’NEX Ferris Wheel we got for our lobby. However, in a Robotics center, no project is complete without, well, a robot. So we added a LEGO Mindstorms NXT brick, and a few cool sensors and devices to remedy the situation. The result? We now have a “really, really universal” TV remote control – check out the video for details:

Like this project? Get involved in fun robotics projects like this one. Enroll today!

Real Life Robotics Lab project in action

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Check out the RoboGarage built by students in the Enhanced Robotics classes

Watch the results of a Real Life Robotics Lab project as it successfully parks and retrieves a LEGO Car by reading its RFID tag. You even get to see a student using the interactive SMART Board to make a correction to the program in charge of the robotic systems. Here’s the video on our Videos page.

Great Minds Robotics launches its website on buildcoolrobots.com

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Tarzana, California: We have a website to go with our learning center!

Great Minds Robotics opened to the world earlier this year. Many of you living in the area surrounding Tarzana, California have children that show interest in mechanical engineering and object-oriented programming. We thank you for enrolling them. Our center is here because of you and your kids. We want to continue making it better for all of you.

Please refer us to parents you know. Tell them to give Stan a call at 818.292.8008. Send them a link to our new website: www.buildcoolrobots.com

Share how Great Minds Robotics can introduce their children to object-oriented computer programming and mechanical engineering in a fun, accessible, and exciting way.