Creative Robotics class begins Feb. 14 at the Dungeness River Nature Center

“Creative Robotics: Life in the Dungeness River Watershed,” a six-week robotics class that combines art, science and technology, is set for 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road, and will continue each Tuesday afternoon through March 21.

The class is limited to students 10-14 years of age. Cost for all six sessions is $100.

While learning about coding and robotics, students will also learn about the adaptations and environments of the wildlife that lives in and around the Dungeness River, class organizers said.

The class will introduce the students to the robotics kits they will use: micro:bit and the HummingbirdBit. They’ll explore the different components and how to code them using block-coding applications such as MakeCode or Birdblox.

Students will choose an animal they’ve learned about to make into a robot they animate with code, using materials such as cardboard, paint and paper. The robot will then be brought to life through the use of motors and/or lights.

The students’ robots will be part of an animated diorama of the Dungeness River Wildlife, which will be on display for the public to see for a few weeks after the final class.

No prior coding or building experience is necessary. To keep the costs of the class down, robotics kits will be provided for use during class time and will be returned to the instructor at the end of the public viewing period. Students can keep their creations without the electronics.

Students need to bring their own devices from home (laptop, Chromebook or a Bluetooth-enabled tablet). There will be a limited number of devices available to borrow, but must be requested during sign-up on a first-come-first-served basis.

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