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Programming and Robotics STEM Academy

July 2-19 (no class July 4); 9:30-3:00pm | Ages 14-18 | $1,150

CU Boulder Main Campus

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Registration for this class closes on Sunday, June 24th at 11:59pm. If you wish to register for this class after that date, please call 303-492-7188.

In this Academy students will have a chance to play with many new robotics systems and see cutting edge robotics in action in research labs at CU-Boulder. Students will interact with Cublets, Sphero, Dot and Dash, and the RedBot. Each student in the class will be issued a SparkFun RedBot robot. The SparkFun RedBot is a great way to get your feet wet in the world of robotics. Students will go through nine different experiments, ranging from learning how to drive your RedBot to using an accelerometer to trigger your RedBot to move. Once you’ve mastered each experiment, you can take what you’ve learned and apply it to creating your own robot platform. The ‘brain’ of the robot is the RedBot Mainboard, an integrated microcontroller board. The Mainboard is essentially a standard Arduino Uno with an integrated motor driver and various headers and connections, making it easy to connect motors, servos, and sensors for the RedBot. (Materials Fee $150: This will cover the RedBot robot and accessories that you will take home.)


Age Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine age levels for all classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified age range for this class.

Summer Program Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the class will incur a $35 administrative fee. NO refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the class. In the event that a class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of the class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.