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Register Today for WeDo Robotics!

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 Registration has started for the first of our fall LEGO WeDo Robotics workshops!

 

Throughout the rest of this year, we’ll be offering LEGO WeDo Robotics workshops for children in grades 2-5. Workshops will run as series of three ninety-minute sessions, and will be offered for specific grade ranges. Kids will learn about simple machines and other STEM related topics, then use LEGOs and LEGO computer programming software to create machines and make them move!

 

Registration will begin three weeks before the first date of each session, and kids are encouraged to come to all three workshops in the session. First priority is given to Winchester residents. You can register online or speak with a librarian in-person or over the phone. You’ll want to register quickly because participation is limited and these programs tend to fill up quickly!

 

Grades 2-3

Wednesdays, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5, 3:30-5:00pm

 

Grades 4-5

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Lego WeDo Robotics is Back!

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Keep an eye out for some awesome LEGO workshops starting up in September! We’ll use LEGO WeDo equipment to build simple machines, and we’ll learn basic computer programming to make them move. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn some STEM skills in a really fun way.

Workshops will be presented in 3-week series based on kids’ grades, and registration will be required. We’ll hold multiple sessions throughout the fall, so lots of kids should get a chance to participate! Make sure you check our calendar to find out more, or stop in and talk to a librarian about it.

LEGO Science Workshop - December 2015

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We built Smart Spinners in LEGO Science Workshop today. We also watched a video of these same models being demonstrated on the International Space Station. Too bad we couldn't make our spinners float around the room too!

LEGOpalooza

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Today, we built models based on a Thankgiving theme. Our first two models are "Flat Turkey with Wheels" and "Turkey."

 

This one is called "Star Dinner":

Please join us for LEGOpalooza every third Saturday of the month at 10:30am-noon for kids 5-12. 

 

LEGO SumoBots Final 11/09

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In a show of overwhelming force, the Blazing Programmers won the first Winchester LEGO SumoBot Tournament. 

Congratulations also go to Airstead who came in second place.

And finally, congratulations also go to The A Team, who finished in third place.

Stay tuned for more robot competitions coming in January! For more information, please contact rcarter@minlib.net.

 

LEGO SumoBots Final 11.09

In a show of overwhelming force, the Blazing Programmers won the first Winchester LEGO SumoBot Tournament.

Congratulations also go to Airstead who came in second place.

And finally, congratulations also go to The A Team, who finished in third place.

Video can be found here.

Stay tuned for more robot competitions coming in January! For more information, please contact rcarter@minlib.net.