We have some great classes that range from LEGO NXT and EV3 basics to building Dragsters, Dogs and more. The classes have been assigned a Level from 1 to 3 with Level 1 being the most basic. These levels are designed to encourage students to become increasingly independent learners so they can pursue self-directed learning to follow their passions outside of class settings. Ages 9 and up.
Click HERE to see the upcoming classes.
You can now sign up for classes online!
Please contact Liz.Rayment at action-works.org if you have any problems with this new system or if your company/school would like to host a class.
Thanks to the OtterCares Foundation these classes are part of our sustainable funding. Thanks to you when your child takes a class and helps us continue to get kids excited about STEM!
The Denver Mini MakerFaire May 3 and 4 2014 was a great success. We met a bunch of new students and potential coaches and we had several demonstrations and projects.
1) LEGO Mindstorms hands on programming course. Using a prior year FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (tm) challenge kids were be able to program and run a robot.
2) 3D printer with DELTA robot of our own design... designed and made by one of our volunteers.
3) ShopBot hands on project making a puzzle cube. The solution to the puzzle is linked here. Also we demonstrated carving a Aztec Sun Stone. If you did not get to the Booth and want to purchase a carved Aztec Sun Stone we will send you one for a donation of $50.
4) VEX and VEX IQ robots
Survey form to ask about interest in robotics class for students.
Pro League interest survey - We are looking for companies / adults to form a Pro League... want to show your stuff in robotics?
Interested in helping at events? Our Volunteer form is attached here.
A successful program running at the Denver Mini Maker Faire
Colorado Teams Once Again Show the World Our Students Are Competitive
Loveland, Colorado – April 26, 2014 – Ten Colorado teams were among 760 teams from 26 countries competing in Anaheim, California April 23-26. The 2014 VEX Robotics World Competition brought together 15,000 participants from 26 countries. Two teams from Kent Denver, a team of Berthoud High students, and a community team from Boulder brought home 7 trophies.
Nine Colorado Teams To Be Invited To VEX/VEX IQ Robotics Championship
Students Put STEM Skills to the Test at CSU Pueblo in VEX and VEX IQ Competitions
Forty-six robotics teams from around Colorado competed Saturday, February 22nd in the Colorado VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) and VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) State Championship. For the third year CSU Pueblo hosted the robotics competition in Massari Arena. The event was the tenth VEX robotics event of the season.
Action Works is a 501(c)(3) Educational non-profit. We are able to do what we do thanks to hundreds of great volunteers and donations. Our funding comes from individuals that designate their United Way donations to Action Works, direct donations, fees for events, and great companies such as Woodward Inc. and Western Digital. In addition to classes and robotics competitions we are hard at work on Youth Maker opportunities, interactive exhibits, maker spaces for adults and kids, and Maker Faires. Be a part of the fun through volunteering (www.action-works.org/volunteer) and/or tax-deductible financial support. We take donations at this weblink via PayPal.
Action Works is working to find funding for space and equipment to give students and adults a place and opportunity to work on electronics, programming, game design and more. The goal is to develop a repeatable model for school districts and communities. If you are interested in investing in this undertaking, please contact liz.rayment at action-works.org