Registration for City of Ottawa Winter Programs begins November 16 at 9 pm

Virtual Programs Fall 2023/ Winter 2024

 

City of Ottawa Virtual Programs Fall 2023 and Winter 2024

Join us for one of our virtual LEGO programs running through the City of Ottawa. Note that the technical requirements vary for our courses; we have some courses that only require a Chromebook or device.  

Fall registration is ongoing. Winter registration begins November 16, 2023 at 9 pm.   

Note that there are no longer print or online recreation guides.  Searching for Orange STEM and Virtual is a good way to find our programs in the registration system.

Best way to register: Use the barcode links with each description 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 virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca for more information about virtual programs.  

  

LEGO® Minecraft® Engineer – Orange STEM Education – Virtual
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. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Sunday, November 19, 2023  12:30 - 2:30 pm    Ages 7-14           65078

Sunday, January 21, 2024   9:30 - 11:30 am   Ages 7-14               70208

 

Intro Robotics Simulation – Orange STEM Education – Virtual
Learn about a selection of software designed to program virtual LEGO® SPIKE Prime and EV3 robots, as well as VEX robots. Learn how these programs work, code an autonomous robot and make it move. Requires a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom® and other web-based applications. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Sunday, February 11, 2024  12:30 - 2:30 pm    Ages 8-14              70216

 

Advanced Robotics Sim – Orange STEM Education – 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. Work on successively more difficult coding challenges. Requires 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® SPIKE Prime, EV3 and NXT compatible. No LEGO® or robotics products are needed for this course. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

Sunday, February 25, 2024  12:30 - 2:30 pm    Ages 8-14              70221

 

LEGO® Club –  Orange STEM Education – Virtual
Virtually build LEGO® engineering, architecture and vehicle projects on your home computer. Learn the LEGO Studio 2.0 application through a succession of building activities. Then build a variety of LEGO projects from instructions. Render your projects for 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 need to download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided upon registration. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.  

Sunday, March 3, 2024   9:30 - 11:30 am    Ages 8-14                  70225

 

Other virtual programs include: 

LEGO® Build and Design – Orange STEM Education – Virtual          NEW
Learn to use Mecabricks, a cloud-based modelling tool, to design and build LEGO® creations. Learn how to move LEGO pieces around in a 3D virtual space as you build a selection of projects. Learn the features that make Mecabricks one of the most complete cloud-based LEGO building environments. Access web resources to find building instructions and LEGO elements. You will require a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop), or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom® and this web-based application. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 

LEGO® Minecraft® Engineer – Orange STEM Education – Virtual
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. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 

LEGO® Mosaics and Art – Orange STEM Education – Virtual
Virtually build LEGO® mosaics and art on a home computer. Learn the LEGO Studio 2.0 application through a succession of building activities with LEGO instructions and pre-set parts libraries. Learn how to use patterns as a basis for LEGO mosaics and pictures. Create three-dimensional works including flowers and trees while learning a variety of LEGO building techniques. Render projects for display. After class, use new skills to create virtual LEGO® projects with the software. No LEGO is needed. Requires a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom®. Download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided at registration. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

LEGO® Space Creations – Orange STEM Education – Virtual

Virtually build a variety of space-themed and Star Wars® mini projects on a 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, use the new skills to create virtual LEGO projects with the software. No LEGO is needed. Requires a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run Studio 2.0 and to connect to Zoom®. Download and install Studio 2.0 prior to the first class. More information provided at registration. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.

LEGO® Electronics – Orange STEM Education – Virtual
Learn about electronic circuits and use a web-based tool on a home computer or device. Learn about power sources, wiring and how to identify and use electrical components including resistors, capacitors, LEDs and switches. Learn bread boarding as you safely assemble and test virtual circuits with a variety of components in series and in parallel. Work on successively more difficult circuit building challenges. Requires a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) or a Chromebook, tablet or iPad, and internet access for Zoom® and other web-based applications. Apply skills learned to any electronics kit including Snap Circuits®, micro:bit or Arduino. In collaboration with 'the LEGO® guy,' Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education.
 

 

We have been running virtual LEGO and STEM programs since Summer 2020. As well as those listed above, our virtual courses have included:  

Robotics and Coding – Virtual   
LEGO® Engineering: Technic Building – Virtual   
LEGO® EV3/NXT Robotics – Virtual   

LEGO® Micro-Scale Building – Virtual   
LEGO® Building: Home and Nature – Virtual   
Seasonal LEGO® Building – Virtual   

 

For more information about our Virtual Programs contact:

ian@orangestem.ca

Revised November 15, 2023