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Bring a robot to the library, host a demo at a university, or organize a robot convention. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your community. If you hosted an event in 2020, tell us about your event.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional website
Navy City Outreach
275 Riverside Street
The EXPO is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day. In addition to the EXPO itself, there are a series of events leading up to the big day, followed by several new, exciting events afterwards.
Wellesley STEM Expo website
Wellesley Education Foundation
50 Rice Street
Students (middle school and higher) are invited to come and be inspired! During National Robotics week, we are opening our doors for students to learn about robotics STEM related platforms. Demonstrations will be provided by robotics companies from our local robotics ecosystem.
MassRobotics Student Open House website
12 Channel Street
CRUSER's annual NPS TechCon provides NPS Faculty and technical members of the greater CRUSER Community of Interest an opportunity to explore selected concepts in support of our Innovation Thread - “Developing Autonomy to Strengthen Naval Power.”
CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017 website
1 University Circle
Come check out the University of Massachusetts Lowell's own robot testing facility, NERVE Center! We invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to see what the NERVE Center has to offer, while socializing with one another. See new testing apparatuses in development and get a look at our facility. There will be robot demos including our NASA Valkyrie robot! Registration is free: http://NRWnerve2017.eventbrite.com/
NERVE Center Open House website
1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
Mass Innovation Nights is a free monthly product launch and networking event. This event will focus on robotics companies
Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch website
25 Drydock Ave
The BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics) is hosting an Hour of Code on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Attendees will be exposed to the world of computer science through interactive and age-appropriate tutorials that are an hour long. These engaging tutorials are led by students on the high school robotics team. All necessary equipment including laptops will be provided. The event is open to students in grades K-12 and will be held within the BMHS School Library. For more information, see the attached flyer. If planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: We will also have our 2017 Robotics Competition robot on display!
Hour of Code website
BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics)
35 River Street
Design a simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.
Scratch in the Idea Hub website
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Have you ever driven an underwater robot? You can at the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo! Play catch with a robot or play mind games with your friends. Launch rockets, taste a fresh batch of liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a brain in your hands (really!), and chat with scientists. Come early and explore everything!!
Science Carnival & Robot Zoo website
Cambridge Science Festival
MITxMake is MIT’s student-led makerfest to celebrate maker culture. We connect, educate and entertain attendees with a showcase of innovation, creativity and technology from MIT students, regional makers and tech companies. We’re guided by five themes in making: Everyday Imagination, Turning Fiction into Reality, Playing with Elements, Being Kidults and Diversity in Making.
120 Vassar St
Create a unique moving art object engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub website
During our annual Spring into Making event we deliver robotics workshops for K-8 grade students. Our programs range from MakeBot to LEGO Mindstorms. Our kids learn to design, build and code their robots. Our Friday Battlebot competition will be in full swing again this year.
Maker Mill Robotics Week website
The Maker Mill
50 High St.
WeDo 2.0 is an all new Lego Education system which offers new motors and sensors as well as new robot designs and programming challenges. WeDo 2.0 pieces are a little smaller than the standard 1.0 and students will have more time to learn, build and grow on their own once the basic components have been constructed.
Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3) website
25 Adams Street
Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents.
Empow's Tech & Design Camp is the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, DJing, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive.
This camp is for students in grades 2-8.
April Vacation Tech Camp website
1776 Massachusetts Ave
Explore our robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator. Limited to 25 participants per tour. Tickets available at 10:00 a.m. for the first tour, and 10:30 a.m. for the second on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with children under age 12 only.
Robots and Beyond Mini Tours website
MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors, a gripper, and advanced sensors. In this class we'll use familiar Scratch programming to learn how to command MBot to move, change direction, avoid objects and more.
Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) website
Jr. FLL is an exploration of a theme, research and problem solving. Students will learn about the types of disasters around the world and then explore solutions using LEGO and LEGO Robotics, sensors and programming
Jr. FLL (G 1-3) website
During this two-hour hands-on workshop, participants will use block programming to build thier own smart device. Walk away with your own high tech accessories developed by MIT graduate student, Larissa Neitner. Come explore, build, and code! No experience is needed during this engineering meets wearable session. This program is intended for young women ages 12-15.
Girl-Powered Smart Devices website
Meet the robots from Norris Labs and learn how Steve Norris makes his robot friends. Steve returns with some old favorites like Huey the Color Changing Robot and Butlerbot (who made his big screen debut in the latest Transformers movie).
Steve has worked in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, transportation, chemical, telecommunications and retail software products. He has enjoyed his experience ranging from the design and construction of artificial intelligence systems, process knowledge management, web and graphical user interfaces to digital electronics and robotics.
Meet the Maker website
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections talks about MIT's many connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics.
Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.
Teens and adults only.
Undersea Robotics Tour website
Learn how to design in three dimensions and explore how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality.
3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub website
The two day "Celebration of Innovation" of the Marine robotic industry and academic innovation is designed to allow marine robotic engineers and innovators to demonstrate the application and efficacy of their designs and products in a real time environment such as the iconic Charlestown Navy Yard and Boston Harbo
The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day website
Eastern Marine Innovation
114 16th St
Wilmington Public Schools Event
Featuring hands-on STEM activities aligned to NGSS, as well as many community vendors sharing their knowledge and expertise in the STEM field.
STEM Fair Committee
22 Carter Lane
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.
By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
New England Botball Tournament website
220 Pawtucket St
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