Summer Camp Walkthrough

Vlog: Day 1 of Summer Camp!

Summer Camp Walkthrough If you’re curious about what goes on in our STEAM summer camps join our program manager, Kit as she takes you on a walkthrough. This walkthrough is what a typical day 1 is in camp is like. Key Observations Hopefully, after viewing the video you noticed: The wide variety of camp options …

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Best Summer Camp

Kids Think Classroom Antics is the Best Summer Camp

Kids tell it like it is, which is why having them say Classroom Antics STEAM camp is the best summer camp they have ever attended means so much. Why Kids Say This is the Best Camp Every year we hear from hundreds of our campers how much they love our camp. While this is great …

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A Honeybee’s Helpful Robot

Drones Could Replace the Honey Bee Drones could replace the honey bee. Most of us are aware of the honeybee crisis. The environmentally sustaining species – pollinating 80% of the world – have been dying out at a surprising rate. So, scientists in Japan have been working on a backup plan, just in case: Pollinator …

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Robots are Fun

Meet Forpheus, the Ping-Pong Playing Robot!

Robots are Fun Robots can be fun too. Many people often think of robots as boring or tactical. However, Forpheus is the kind of robot you would want to have on your team. Forpheus is a fun example of how robots can help improve human skills in tons of different tasks. It is a robotic …

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Tinkerbots – A Fun LEGO-compatible Robot for Kids

Kinematics of Germany has released Tinkerbots, an easy-to-use Arduino-based robot toy kit that is compatible with LEGO. What are Tinkerbots? Tinkerbots (formerly called ‘Kinematics Blocks’) is a toy building set with easy-to-add robotics. As a result, it possible for young children (and adults, too) to create an endless number of toy robots. This is done by simply …

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World Robot Olympiad 2011

USA Missing at World Robot Olympiad

On November 18-20, 2011, Abu Dhabi will play host to the 8th annual World Robot Olympiad (WRO). World Robot Olympiad is an event where teams of three students, create, design, and build robot models using LEGO Mindstorm NXT. Teams compete in one of three competition categories guided by their teachers and coaches. This year over …

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LEGO Robotics

New LEGO Robotics Sensor: Inertial Motion Unit

Classroom Antics is very excited to hear that Dexter Industries announced the release of a new sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS. Dexter Industries is a leader in advanced sensors and peripherals. The sensor is a proper 6 Degree of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Motion Unit (IMU) sensor. Thus, it measures the rotation and acceleration of robots built …

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Homemade Roomba

Homemade Roomba

Every parent knows the importance of investing in their child’s education because it will pay off in the long run. Now, I’m all for giving their child the best possible opportunities for success. But, what about today. Now thanks to Classroom Antics and LEGO Mindstorm NXT you don’t have to wait for the payoff. In …

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Robotics Merit Badge

Robotics Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America have announced a new merit badge, Robotics. Coincidentally, this announcement comes during National Robotics Week. Requirements for Robotics Merit Badge To earn the badge, scouts must accomplish a number of robot-related requirements (PDF). They mush design, build, program, and test a robot. Then, they demonstrate the robot and share their …

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