Hidden Figures: Build-Your-Own-Robot Workshop
Venue: Torgersen Hall (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Tech Division of Information Technology
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Family Friendly, Class, STEM Events
Cost: Free
Virginia Tech's Division of Information Technology presents Hidden Figures: Build-Your-Own-Robot Workshop as part of their celebration of Women's Month on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Room 1100 Torgersen Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Have you ever programmed a robot? Or build a robot from scratch? This hands-on workshop will take you from the basics of moving a servo, to reading input from ultrasonic range sensors, and then constructing and programming a self navigating "Martian Laser Bot" that we affectionately refer to as the "trash bot” (because we make her out of scrap foam board, hot glue, milk jug caps, an arduino and a bit of code.

This is a great hands-on workshop for new and experienced makers alike, and is a ton of fun too!

Admission is free.

Capacity is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required.

To register online, visit:

Note: An adult must stay with children participating in the workshop.

The series of events "Hidden Figures: Into the Future" will include a free showing of the award-winning movie, with a keynote speaker and Q&A session, followed by a variety of tours of Virginia Tech science and technology facilities. We will also be sharing information related to college access and majors in the STEM and data science fields.

For more information, visit: https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures/event.html or https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures.html.
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