Adventures in LEGO Technics! Ages 9+ - LEGO Carousel with Hailfire Droid Gear

** This class will be at the Boy Scout Sea Base in Naples, near Belmont Shore. **

Adventures with LEGO & Kinetic Art!

This first session in the series will be based on the LEGO Hailfire Droid gear.

I've got me 5 of these lovely gears, and 4 more on the way!

Teams of kids will work on building to a design that I've made (very proud of this).

Then we'll brainstorm what else they can do with it!

Weeks 1-4: 1/10/14, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31

Making things move with LEGO bricks.  We've got our foundation and we're making things move.  Each class will have an open-challenge for the students to solve.  We will review how others have done it, then it's up to them to make it happen!  Topics covered: making things move up, down, and around.  Creating with things that move.  Includes key take-home elements to demonstrate gear ratio, movement and other simple machines for work at home.  Sorry, the Hailfire Droid Gears stay with me!

Adventures with LEGO Technics!

Ages 9+

Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm

$110/4 weeks, $90/sibling

Sky Mountain vendor: George A. Castro, gee!

Golden Valley vendor: Great Educational Experiences

Excel College Prep vendor: Great Educational Experiences

Instructor: Ms. Patricia Tsoiasue is a system engineer and extremely involved in the creative community of Long Beach.  She is working to bring a maker space to Long Beach and we are thrilled she is doing classes for our students.  Her projects include sewing projects with electronics, mechanical experiences, electronics with the Arduino - a robotics computing platform and LEGO bricks, a creative medium that she loves!

This is a drop-off class if parent and child are comfortable.  Parent may stay to help younger students and/or to observe.

To sign up one child, RSVP as yourself; to sign up two children, RSVP +1, etc.

This is a drop-off class if parent and student are comfortable.  As always, parents are welcome to stay and observe.

If you are not using charter schools funds, please feel free to pay online or bring payment to class.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

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  • Catherine B.

    Our schedule has become too strained and we need to do this another time. We were really looking forward to this. Hopefully it will be offered again.

    January 7, 2014

    • Patricia T.

      Very disappointed! But totally understand. I will try to do it again. Each time my classes come around, they are different (depending upon what topic I want to pursue the next time). I'm sure we'll do something good for your boys!

      January 7, 2014

  • Heidi E.

    Hello, wondering if the time is at 10:30 or 11:00? Looks like a discrepency? Thank you.

    January 6, 2014

    • Patricia T.

      Hello Heidi, Yikes!!!! Thanks for noticing! The class starts at 10:30, but the format is project based with LEGO... The kids will be welcome to arrive early and start working (10:00 am...) and to stay a little later if they're on a roll.

      January 7, 2014

  • Catherine B.

    This looks fascinating! I know my kids will really enjoy this.

    December 29, 2013

    • Patricia T.

      It's something that has been in my head for quite some time. Glad to have the kids

      December 29, 2013

    • Patricia T.

      It's something that has been in my head for quite some time. Glad to have the kids

      December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big Legos enthusiast here : )

    September 8, 2013

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