This will be our fifth Sphero Rangers meetup teaching kids how to program Sphero - this time in Parker! If you've been interested in Sphero Rangers, but hang out down South, here's your chance!
If you don't know much about Sphero - check out this video or visit our website.
This event is 3 hours long. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up, but adults and older kids without a strong programming background will still be challenged and learn a lot. This is just a guideline, we're happy to accommodate younger kids with more advanced skills and interest as well.
We will be learning to program Sphero using an app called MacroLab. It is a simple Android/iOS app that lets the kids write scripts to program Sphero to change colors and drive geometric patterns.
Skills learned / reinforced: angles, basic geometry, top down programming, understanding time vs. distance traveled, heading angles, loops, and problem solving. It is a great way for kids to apply lessons in school to a real world object. No previous experience or knowledge of Sphero is necessary.
Food will be provided. Instruction will happen for about an hour then kids will work on a series of challenges at their own pace but have instructors available to assist. Please try to arrive on time - if you'll be late don't worry, we can bring you up to speed but you might have to wait until the formal presentation is done.
BRING your own iOS or Android device if you have one - if not, one will be provided. We'll provide the Spheros.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS - just let us know how many are coming in your RSVP.
Thanks to Deep Space for becoming part of the Sphero Rangers family. This class will hopefully be the first in a series of events hosted by Deep Space.