Bits & Bots is officially back in session!
After a quick team meeting (a reunion if you will) last Monday, we were ready to break our beloved robot friends out of winter storage. This past Thursday, January 26 marked our first lesson of the spring semester. Drawing on lessons from last semester, our volunteers led a refresher course on robotic motion. The students were asked to program their robot to move around a racetrack. After some guided instruction and time to play with the blocks, the robots were off! With a successful session under our belt, we’re extremely excited and looking forward next week.
See the robots in action below!
Stay tuned for our next session recap!
As the semester picks up again, we want to share a few updates about what’s been going on at Bits and Bots. Program sessions have continued at a steady pace over the past few months and we’re looking forward to restarting the sessions on Thursday, January 26.
The team has been hard at work generating new ideas for this semester’s curriculum. There has also been an ongoing effort to get more people involved. In addition to our stellar core team, Bits and Bots has been looking for new volunteers! While we’re always looking to make connections in person, Bits and Bots has benefitted from a plug in Northeastern’s Civic Engagement Program (CEP) Volunteer Opportunity emails that go out every Thursday. These ‘VO Thursday’ emails are sent to all CEP students at Northeastern with short blurbs about projects, programs, and organizations looking for volunteers. Our posting specifically asks for volunteers to help build and modify our LEGO robots for upcoming lessons. If you or anyone you know is interested, fill out our form here:
Wish us luck on the new semester!