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Chasing Critters: Planning Cities for Hexbugs using LittleBits and LEGOs (Grades K-3)

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

For students in grades K-3

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at MODA

Come join us for a morning of creative exploration and collaboration. Together in design teams, campers will plan unique cities for our robotic friends, the Hexbugs! 

campMODA-goers will investigate how Hexbugs interact together, in their varying environments, and the obstacles they come across. Design teams will learn to think like urban planners as they explore and determine what makes a city beautiful, functional, and sustainable. Campers will work together to design unique cities for their Hexbugs. LEGO bricks, littleBits modules and sensors, as well as other materials from the MODA design cart will be used to further explore user-centered design principles and the versatility of littleBits’ input-output combinations.

After our build session, we’ll test our designs with our Hexbug users, and iterate on our prototypes. And the fun doesn’t stop there! MODA’s also giving your camper their very own Hexbug to continue exploring user-centered design at home!

Campers will learn:

  • Basic circuitry with littleBits modules
  • Basic robotic engineering using Hexbugs and littleBits
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Collaboration
  • User-centered design
  • Design thinking: defining problems, building empathy, interviewing, active listening
  • Science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEAM) and design concepts

Enrolled in this camp before? No problem! We'll pick up where you left off so your camper can keep making and learning.

MODA Members: Members: $60/ Non-members: $70

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.