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Chasing Critters: Designing for Bristlebots using Littlebits & LEGOs (Grades K to 2nd)

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

Join us for a morning of creative innovation and exploration! We’ll design habitats for our friends, the Bristlebots. Young designers will investigate how Bristlebots function by building their own! Bristlebots are a type of walking robot, that move around with the help of motors and use their bristles to navigate the world around them.

Campers will work collaboratively to examine and explore how Bristlebots move on different surfaces and how their robots adapt to changing environments. Using this knowledge, they will then design, prototype and build LEGO habitats for them. Young designers will also find ways to enhance their habitats with lights using LittleBits, a tool that allows users to learn how to create simple circuits by snapping together magnetic pieces.

After their build sessions, campers will test their habitats out on their Bristlebots, finding out what works and what doesn’t, and then refining their designs to improve results. But the fun doesn’t stop there! MODA’s also giving your camper their very own Bristlebot to take home so the exploration can continue!

Campers will learn:

  • Basic circuitry with littleBits modules
  • Basic robotic engineering using Bristlebots 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: $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.