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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Beacon After School Robot Building - Classes Held After School Monday And Thursday

The Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) reports:

RIYP Youth Program: Building a Robot in 3 minutes?

This team of three kids built a robot from parts in 3 minutes,

Image From Frank Farance

based upon Lego robots. The robotics class is part of the RIYP PS/IS 217 Beacon Program, Mondays 4-5 PM after school. There are about a dozen students in total, with robotics coach/mentor Frank Farance and science teacher Kelly Huang. Lessons and experiments based upon STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and supportive of Core Curriculum.

On Thursday night, 7-8 PM at RIYP Youth Center (506 Main Street, 2nd floor), we have robotics and electronics. We use Lego robotics, Little Bits electronics, and some advanced robots. In this video, the RIYP kids are using the robot for the first time

and will be experimenting with Lego construction for add-on pieces/tools for the robots' missions.
Frank Farance is the instructor in video.

Contact RIYP (212 527- 2505) if you know a child interested in learning robotics.