Copy of Spring 2023 Virtual Programs
City of Ottawa Virtual Programs
Join us for one of our Spring 2023 virtual LEGO programs running through the City of Ottawa. Choose one-day workshops or two-class sessions. Note that the technical requirements vary for our courses; we now have some courses that only require a Chromebook or device.
Registration is ongoing on the City's new registration system. Note that there are no longer print or online recreation guides. Searching for LEGO is a good way to find our programs.
Best way to register: Use the barcode links with each description below to reach the course registration page directly. You can browse the new system without an account, but you'll need a new account with the City to register.
Visit ottawa.ca or contact (613) 580-2424 ext. 32047 for more information about virtual programs.
Don't forget to check out our in-person classes and workshops as well.
Robotics and Coding - Virtual
Learn to code, and simulate the movement of, a virtual robot using web-based software on your home computer or device. Work with a virtual robot that uses distance, rotation and colour sensors to navigate. Learn to program the robot starting with calculating distances and turns. Then learn to use various coding blocks including sensor blocks, loop blocks, wait blocks and move blocks as you work on successively more difficult coding challenges.
You will require a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom and other web-based applications. The web tool is LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 and NXT compatible, but you do not need any LEGO or robotics products for this course.
Sunday, May 14, 2023 12:30 - 2:30 pm #45063
LEGO® Minecraft® Engineer - Virtual Ages 7-14
Virtually build cool Minecraft LEGO® projects on your home computer. Learn the LEGO Studio 2.0 application through a succession of building activities. Then build virtual Minecraft LEGO projects and render them for display. After class, you can use your new skills to create your own virtual LEGO projects with the software. You will need a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom. You will need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration.
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:30 - 2:30 pm #45059
LEGO® Space Creations - Virtual Ages 7-14
Virtually build a variety of space-themed and Star Wars® mini projects on your home computer. Learn LEGO® Studio 2.0 and build micro-scale fighters, rockets and other spacecraft from instructions. Create scenes and render them as realistic images to display. After class, you can use your new skills to create your own virtual LEGO projects with the software. No LEGO is needed. You will require a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom. You will also need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration.
Sunday, April 30, 2023 12:30 - 2:30 pm #51652
Introduction to Robotics Simulation - Virtual
Learn about a selection of software designed to program virtual robots including Open Roberta and VEX®code VR. Learn how these programs work as you code an autonomous robot and operate a robot through remote control. You will require a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom and other web-based applications.
Sunday, May 7, 2023 12:30 - 2:30 pm #45056
We have been running virtual LEGO and STEM programs since Summer 2020. Our virtual courses now include:Introduction to Robotics Simulation – Virtual
Advanced LEGO® Robotics Simulation – Virtual
Robotics and Coding – Virtual
Electronics – Virtual
LEGO® Club – Virtual
LEGO® MinecraftTM Engineer – Virtual
LEGO® Engineering: Technic Building – Virtual
LEGO® EV3/NXT Robotics – Virtual
LEGO® Space Creations – Virtual
LEGO® Micro-Scale Building – Virtual
LEGO® Building: Home and Nature – Virtual
LEGO® Mosaics & 8-Bit Art – Virtual
Seasonal LEGO® Building – Virtual
For more information about our Virtual Programs contact:
Revised April 13, 2023