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Winter Virtual Programs

 

Join us for one of our Winter virtual LEGO programs running through the City of Ottawa.  Registration is ongoing.

 

City of Ottawa Virtual Programs 

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.  

Best way to register: Use the barcode links with each description below to reach the course registration page directly. 

Or visit ottawa.ca or contact (613) 580-2424 ext. 32047 for more information.

See the Winter Virtual Recreation eGuide page 5 and 6. 

 

NEW   Introduction to Robotics Simulation Virtual      Ages 7 - 12

Learn about a selection of software designed to program virtual robots Open RobertaVEX®code VR and the Virtual Robotics Toolkit. Learn how these programs work as you code an autonomous robot and operate a robot through remote control.

In collaboration with ‘the LEGO® guy,’ Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. You will require a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run the software and to connect to Zoom.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022                                     12:30 - 2:30 pm             1604781



NEW   Advanced LEGO
® Robotics Simulation Virtual       Ages 7 - 12

Build a virtual LEGO robot in Studio 2.0 and import it into the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) simulator. Learn to program your virtual robot to function autonomously and learn to drive it with the remote control feature. Learn about several advanced features in VRT.

In collaboration with ‘the LEGO® guy,’ Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. You will require a PC or Mac, laptop or desktop computer (not a Chromebook) to run the software and to connect to Zoom.  

2 Sundays, Feb. 27 - March 6, 2022                12:30 - 2:30 pm            1604645

2 Wednesdays, March 2 - 9, 2022                    4 - 5:30 pm                   1604650

 

LEGO® Club - Virtual   Ages 7 - 12                    

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.

In collaboration with “the LEGO® guy,” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 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.  

2 Wednesdays, Jan. 19 - 26, 2022                       4 - 5:30 pm               1604779 

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022                                          12:30 - 2:30 pm        1604780

        

LEGO® Minecraft® Engineer - Virtual    Ages 7 - 12                    

Virtually build cool MinecraftTM 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.

In collaboration with “the LEGO® guy,” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 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, Jan. 23, 2022                                        12:45 - 2:45 pm          1604778

2 Wednesdays, Feb. 16 - 23, 2022                     4 - 5:30 pm                 1604777

 

Robotics and Coding - Virtual    Ages 7 - 12      

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.

In collaboration with “the LEGO® guy,” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 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, Jan. 30, 2022                                      12:30 - 2:30 pm            1604775

2 Wednesdays, Feb. 2 - 9, 2022                       4 - 5:30 pm                   1604774

 

Electronics - Virtual    Ages 7 - 12                                     

Learn about electronic circuits as you use a web-based tool on your 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.

In collaboration with “the LEGO® guy,” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 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. This course will help you learn to use any electronics kit including Snap Circuits®, micro:bit or Arduino, but you do not need one for the course.   

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022                                       12:30 - 2:30 pm            1604782         

 

LEGO® Space Creations - Virtual       Ages 7 - 12                                      

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.

In collaboration with “the LEGO® guy,” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. 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, March 13, 2022                                 12:30 - 2:30 pm              1604776

 

 

We have been running virtual LEGO and STEM programs since Summer 2020. Our 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:

ian@orangestem.ca

Revised December 21, 2021