Hello everyone! My name is Colin. Thanks to EZ-Robot and their excellent ARC software, a good friend of mine and I have recently teamed up to start a business and now has enabled us to help get students interested in robotics! We have started off with one of our local schools and currently have four students. We are having them each build a robot and then program them using EZ-Builder. The school also wants us to help in their robotics club, which is currently lacking interest. I'm sure the EZ-B and software will spark interest and get more students involved. Below are a couple pictures, more on our site opobotics.com under the Local Schools tab or click the link below.
Any comments or ideas to help get them more involved are welcomed!
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I wish we had a robotics club when i was at school.
At least I have my nephew interested which is something I guess
I agree, I didn't have an opportunity like this when I was in school, which is why now I'm glad to be able to create this opportunity.
I hate to hear that there was not much interest in robotics over there, it would be great if more could realize how much easier it has gotten to create your own robot compared to years ago. So much more can be done at this point in time.
Well, actually I'm hoping that when I've built a pretty robust, small(ish), robot that can work anywhere (i.e. has on board ARC) and get my nephew to play around with it with his friends that there is a small surge in interest
They took it to all school events (dances, assemblies, etc) as well as community events, and just had it wandering the halls whenever he had some free time.
The following year, he offered an after-school robotics class, and we filled all 20 slots and had 15 wait listed.
Just getting out there with a bot that can interact with students and show them what is possible will boost the interest. You just (and I don't mean to imply it is a small thing. Lots of time and effort) need to get out there and get a cool robot seen by enough students that their interest gets grabbed.
Thanks again for sharing!
That is a good idea, we will be going to the school's robot club this Friday, so we will be taking a robot with us to start things off. This way they can see a working robot in action and that will help generate interest.
Thank you for sharing this with everyone at EZ-Robot. The exsistence of EZ-Robot has enabled us to create this opportunity for children to get interested in and learn robotics.
Thank you everyone! This is a great forum to learn from and help out one another. We will be posting more as we progress!