FREE Robotics Workshops
Baxter the Robot returns to the Science Factory
For the third year in a row, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and the Lancaster Science Factory are collaborating to feature summer “Robotics Workshops.” Workshops feature Baxter, a state-of-the-art, human-like educational robot, at the Science Café starting June 12 through August 4.
Baxter comes to the Science factory as part of Stevens’ STEM-in-GEAR program , which works to emphasize the importance of technical education and interest youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Baxter, one of two robots currently owned by the college, will be demonstrating processes similar to those used professionally in industry. Four workshops a day will allow up to 15 kids from grades K-8 to interact with the robot. . This initiative would not be possible without the support of The High Companies. Baxter the Robot is current on loan thanks to the generosity of Thaddeus Stevens College
Rich Nolt, a Manheim Township High School technology education and engineering teacher will be the camp robotics instructor.
We will be offering workshops at 10:30, 11:30, 1:00 & 2:00 during the following weeks:
- June 12-16
- June 19-23
- July 10-14
- July 17-21
- July 24-28
- July 31-Aug.4
Additionally, an Edison Robot activity space will allow participants to have a hands-on robotics experience. Edison educational robots are an innovation from Microbric, an Australian company based in South Australia. Microbric’s vision is to share electronics, robotics and programming with as many people as possible. Their technology is designed to provide users with an opportunity to experiment and have fun, while challenging their knowledge, innovativeness and imagination, without the need for expensive tools.