LEGO® Building & Robotics After School Programs

Based on the LEGO® Education curriculum, we offer after school enrichment classes designed to stimulate creativity, problem-solving skills, and collaboration. Children will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while creating a variety of structures.

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2014-2015 Session Class Schedule

Classes for school year 2014-15 will begin Sept 24th, 2014 and continue until May 30th, 2015

No Classes during:

  • Thanksgiving week Nov 26th-29th, 2014
  • Winter Break December 24th, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015
  • Spring Break April 1st-4th, 2015

Wednesday

5:30-6:30 Stop Motion Animation Class Ages 6-13

Students will use innovative software to combine the power of PC and stop-motion animation to bring LEGO® figures and objects to life. Creating stop-motion animation not only encourages the development of story-telling, it also provides an opportunity for kids to use the PC as a movie production tool. Each child will create a film based on his/her own vision and imagination. Throughout the week they will work on their draft and the official film will be recorded on a DVD for them to keep and enjoy.

Lights, Camera, Action… Create Stop Motion Animation DVDs & Your Own Comic Books
Wait. Did they just say “Comic Book”? That’s AWESOME!
In this class, students will be given the opportunity to tell stories through the art of photography. Students will be able to build their own story, not only with pictures, but with real life Legos! Come create amazing stories, express your imagination, and gain a base for photographic storytelling!

Pricing

Option A: 8 – 1hr classes for $144

Option B: Individual classes for $25 each

We recommend children attend at least 6 classes in order to complete a short movie. Thousands of pictures are required to create a movie. We save pictures from class to class, but if your child misses 2 or more classes before completing their movie, we can’t guarantee their pictures will still be here.

Thursday

5:30pm-6:30pm LEGO® Machines and Robots Ages 6-13

STEM, hands on learning, while having fun.

In this class, students will work as scientists, engineers, and designers. Through the investigation of simple and motorized machines, the use of gears and sensors, and through programming the robots they build, they will learn the basics of physics and the concepts behind real machines.
They will build out of LEGO® bricks, test and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, study gearing mechanisms, alternative energy and more.
In the robotics part of the class children will be able to build the actual model out of LEGO® bricks and program their models featuring working motors, motion and tilt sensors and sounds by using software on our computers. Students will build a firm base of understanding from which to expand their robotics learning.

All models are for in class use only. Students can take pictures of the projects they completed.

Pricing

Option A: 8 – 1hr classes for $144

Option B: Individual classes for $25 each

Friday

5:30-7:00 LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics Ages 9-14

In this class we will use robotics to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life! This curriculum supports robotics students, with emphasis on programming. Each of the projects begins with a robotics research prototype in which students are guided step-by-step through the building and programming of a new robot behavior. They will be earning stripes for each completed challenge. Students from this class will have the opportunity to join our First LEGO® Team. This class is for students who completed our beginner class/camp or have knowledge of programming of basic sensors.

Pricing

Option A: 8 – 1 1/2hr classes for $296

Option B: Individual classes for $50 each

We recommend children attend at least 6 classes to learn basic sensor programming. Building our basic robot takes approx. 1-1/2 hr. Mindstorms Robotics students work on the same robots throughout the course, but if your child misses 2 or more classes in a row, it will be disassembled. Returning to class in a later time will mean they need to rebuild the basic robot to begin again.

Saturday

11:30am-12:10pm Young Scientists Building LEGO® Machines Ages 5-7

Students will build simple machines such as seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, and many more. In these models they experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles. They will test and evaluate their machines. Key learning targets: measuring, timing, counting, estimating, modeling in two and three dimensions, positions, directions and ways of movement, properties of materials, and energy.

Pricing

Option A: 8 – 40 minute classes for $96

Option B: Individual classes for $16 each

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Details

  • Classes are 40-90 minutes, once a week.
  • Minimum 6 children required for a class. Maximum class size is 12.
  • Children will work in groups of 2.
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in our waiting area and be present at the end of each class when children will present their completed projects. Free WiFi.
  • Younger siblings can play in our LEGO® Ville area for free while waiting.
  • Depending on number of participants, we may combine some of the classes.
  • Students can purchase C&A Robot Factory t-shirts for $15.00 each.
  • One discount or coupon per child.
  • Projects are for in-class use only and will not be sent home.

Discounts

10% discount if you purchase 2 sets of classes (16 classes)
15% discount for purchase 3 sets of classes (24 classes)
20% discount for purchase of 4 sets of classes (32 classes)

Attendance & Cancellation

All classes purchased for the 2014-2015 year must be used by May 30th, 2015.

Option A: Set of 8 classes
Once your child starts their first class they need to continue attendance for all 8 classes. If for any reason your child can’t make it to a class, a written notice via email is required no later than 10am on the day of the class. No shows will be considered present and class will be deducted from the total.
Every set of classes purchased has to be used within 90 days from the first class your child attends, after that unused classes will expire.
Once purchased classes are not refundable, but can be transferred to a different child, or your child can switch classes as long as it is done before the class expiration date.
Option B : Individual Classes
Must call no later than 11am on the day of class to confirm availability. We can’t guarantee there will be a spot available if you just show up.
Individual classes must be used within 30 days from purchase, unused classes will expire.
Once purchased classes are not refundable, but can be transfer to a different child, or your child can switch classes as long as it is done before the class expiration date.

LEGO® WeDo ROBOTICS

Children will be able to build and program LEGO® models featuring working motors, motion, and tilt sensors and sounds by using LEGO® WeDo Robotics software on our computers.

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MILITARY DISCOUNT

Military symbolsC&A Robot Factory is pleased to offer a 20% discount off any service offered when a valid military ID is presented. Not valid with other discounts or offers.
 

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Hours

Fall hours begin Sept. 1st:
M, T: CLOSED
W, TH, F: 10AM-7PM
Saturday: 9AM-1:30PM
Sunday: 11AM-5PM

Summer Hours begin June 9:
M-F 10AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-1:30PM
Sunday 11AM-5:00PM

BIRTHDAY PARTY HOURS

Private
Saturday: 2pm & 4pm
Semi-Private Parties
Sunday: 1pm & 3pm

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Location & Map

C&A Robot Factory
326 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-996-0123
info@carobotfactory.com

West of Milwaukee in
Brookside Strip Mall.
Same plaza as Division of Motor Vehicles.
Additional parking available in back.

 

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