We’re excited to be offering some great science and tech education programs for youth this summer. Two kicking off in August are Intro to Electronics, on August 8, and Intro to Robotics, starting August 13. Here’s a bit more about each class.

Introduction to Electronics – August 8

Recommended for ages 13 and up, this single session class costs $10 and will be held Thursday August 8th from 6pm to 8pm.  Instructor Larsha Johnson is an electrical engineering student at the University of South Florida and the founder and owner of Bits4Bots, LLC, working to source components for   hobby, maker, and engineering project needs, including providing PCB Design services.

Students in this class will learn how to use Arduino electronics, work with Tinkercad and use simple components like servo motors, lights and push buttons.  No prior experience is needed.



Introduction to Robotics – August 13-29

This six class series starts Tuesday August 13, and runs from 4:30pm to 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday through August 29.  The class is designed for those ages 7 to 14, and costs $60.  This class is taught by AMRoC Fab Lab intern, Marissa Schiereck, a University of South Florida student and FIRST youth robotics alum.   Students will be introduced to basic mechanical engineering and robot design principles, and will learn how to program a LEGO Mindstorms robot to travel a maze, change speed and direction and line follow.   No prior experience is necessary.

Register for either or both of these great classes at the link below.