Robotics

SFSCA Robotics

The robots are coming! We offer a variety of different robotics clubs here at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium including Seaperch (New!) and First Lego League. Explore the different programs below for more information. For questions, please email Education@sfsciencecenter.org

 

Seaperch (NEW Program!)

Seaperch is an underwater robotics challenge that has students build a functional and practical robot. We will work throughout the year to build multiple ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) that will compete in challenges against other teams in our area with a chance to travel to regional and national competitions. For more information about this program, email cortiz@sfsciencecenter.org.

Our initial meeting will be an introduction and history of the Seaperch program as well as “meet the team” day for us to familiarize ourselves with one another and the complexities of the build and challenge goals for the year. In subsequent meetings we will plan and discuss our robots with a gradual build, test and eventual course practice. Stay tuned for the initial meeting date!

After initial meeting, students will then meet on a weekly basis on Tuesday or Wednesday from 4-6pm at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.

Who should apply?

YOU! We are looking for eight to twelve motivated 13-17 year old students with an interest in any of the STEAM fields. Building an ROV takes more than just engineering skills, students will have to employ critical thinking skills to make the most of their robots as they navigate multiple obstacles throughout an underwater course. Biomimicry, materials science, electrical engineering, mathematical calculations, programming, and creative design will all have to come together in this challenging team effort to perform successfully in competitions.

 

 

First Lego League

Apply today to join the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium's FIRST LEGO League. This popular program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.

The SFSCA has been fielding FLL teams for two years and is continuing to see growth in the program. Last year, the SFSCA had two teams that earned several awards in competition as they advanced all the way to the South Florida Regional Tournament

Teams are open to kids age 9-14 and meet Monday nights from 6pm-8pm from August - January.

Interested in joining a team? Please complete the application by August 4th, 2016 and email to cpait@sfsciencecenter.org. Space is limited- Click here to apply today!

*Please note that participation in the FLL is a commitment to a team. Your teammates will count on you to be present at weekly meetings and to actively participate and contribute as you work on different aspects of the FLL challenge. Keep in mind that FLL is more than just playing with LEGOs - it’s about working together to overcome challenges of many different kinds, being open to the ideas of others, and learning together as a team.

 

For more information on the FIRST LEGO League please visit:

http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll