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Chasing Critters: Designing for Hexbugs using littleBits and LEGO Bricks (Grades K-3)

For students in grades K-3

Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at MODA

Join us for a morning of creative exploration and collaboration! We’ll use littleBits and LEGO’s to design unique habitats that meet the needs of our robotic friends, the Hexbugs. Together, in design teams, we’ll investigate how Hexbugs interact with each other, their environments, and the obstacles that they come across. Using what we learn, we’ll collaborate to craft a special story about each Hexbug and to design a new environment based on their needs. LEGO bricks, littleBits modules and sensors, as well as other materials from MODA’s 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 creations with our Hexbug users, and iterate on our prototypes.

But 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

Please note: Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Family Membership levels and above.

Please note:  Based on demand, all programs may not be available all weeks. Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session. Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator by calling 404.856.5962 or emailing campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! We do ask that you please call Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.