Robot Designers Friday Afterschool

We are so excited to offer this brand new afterschool option starting in January. This class is designed for kids who have taken at least one semester or one week of summer session with us and are full of robot ideas of their own!

You can think of it like an advanced robot building class for creative tinkers. We will not be offering specific projects; your child will get to build whatever they want out of the materials that we have. Our teachers will act as facilitators who help your child’s vision come to life.

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December Women in Tech Lecture

Join us for our December Women in Tech Lecture!

Roopa Vasudevan, Visual Artist and Adjunct Professor at ITP & Fordham College
6pm, Saturday, December 13th
Brooklyn Location- 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Roopa is going to introduce us to the wonderful world of data and data visualization. She will talk about how she makes beautiful and moving data visualizations that convey messages more clearly than the raw data itself.electrical transmission of power

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What’s Coming Up This Weekend?

Sunday 12/7 from 12:30-2:00 at Tribeca Location

Vibrating Robot (5-7 year olds)- a great intro robot for new builders. If you have never built a robot with us before, this is an excellent first one. It is fun, versatile and very easy to customize into whatever your heart desires!

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Drumming Robot (7-10 year olds)- why not create a little more noise and chaos in your life by building this awesome drumming robot! It is one of our new favorites and features adjustable cams so you can change up the rhythm with a quick twist!IMG_6360

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November Women in Tech Lecture

Join us for our November Women in Tech Lecture!

Tali Mejicovsky, Associate & Facade Engineer, Ove Arup & Partnera
6pm, Saturday, November 15th
Brooklyn Location- 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

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Tali will talk about her path toward becoming an engineer and show us a bit of the worlds of architecture, building engineering and construction. We will look in particular at her day to day work with the building envelope or facade (all of the cool outside stuff on the building- walls, roof, etc). Here is a picture of the Harvard Art Museum extension that Tali and her team worked on.

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Brooklyn Retail Hours are Back!

We have resumed our retail hours in Brooklyn with one minor change. We will be open Wed-Sat 12-7 but will not have retail hours on Sunday.

We are running events in the space (afterschool, parties, field trips, classes) seven days a week. But only have store hours (if you wanna buy toys, shirts, etc) as listed above.

We have decided to completely suspend our Tribeca retail hours.

Thanks,

Jenny

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Suspending Retail Store Hours

We are suspending our retail hours in both locations! Both Brooklyn & Tribeca will not have regular retail store hours for the time being.

We will still be running our regular weekend classes, afterschool programs, clubs and parties. It just means that if you want to buy some sort of robot gear (t-shirt, kit, etc), you will have to wait until the retail store opens again.

We have one staff member who is on tour with his band, Visager, and another staff member who is getting married! Such exciting times for both of them!!!! It just means for us that we are down a few key staff members until they return and decided the best way to handle this was to suspend the retail shifts.

Thanks!

Jenny

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Fall After School Is Posted!

Build Bots! Learn Lots!

Send your kids to us and we will teach them all sorts of cool, new engineering terms and tricks. They will build really cool projects and be encouraged to use their imaginations to make their creations incredible! The sessions are very unique, educational and tons of fun!

Manhattan:
Grades K-1 – Robot Crafting
Send your future engineers to us to learn all about engineering and building. This session will be a bit more craft and design focused for our smallest builders.
  • Tuesdays starting September 9th
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • Free pickup from PS89
  • 12 weeks
  • $675
Grades 2-4 – Robot Building
Each week we’ll create a new robot and learn a new engineering concept that relates to what we’ve built!
  • Wednesdays starting September 10th
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • 12 weeks
  • $675
Brooklyn:
Grades K-1 – Robot Crafting
Send your future engineers to us to learn all about engineering and building. This session will be a bit more craft and design focused for our smallest builders.
  • Mondays or Tuesdays starting September 8th/ 9th
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • 12 weeks
  • $575
Grades 2-4 – Robot Building
Each week we’ll create a new robot and learn a new engineering concept that relates to what we’ve built!
  • Wednesdays starting September 10th
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • 12 weeks
  • $575
Grades 5-7 – Robot Programming
This great introduction to programming combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors), and programming. No previous experience necessary.
  • Thursdays starting September 11th
  • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • 12 weeks
  • $575

 

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New Summer Retail Hours in Tribeca

We have new hours for the summer in Tribeca! We will be open Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. We will likely go back to our normal hours in the fall.

Thanks!

Jenny

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New Recruit Alert!!!

Hi, my name is Elissa Spencer and I’m the new Chief Education Officer at Brooklyn Robot Foundry. I’m super excited to have joined the family and eager to get started on a ton of projects that are swimming around in my head.

I spent the last six years as a public school teacher. If you have ties to PS321 you have probably seen me around! I was a 3rd grade special education teacher there. I am committed to continuing my work with children with special needs and am looking forward to collaborating with the foundry to create classes that are specifically geared toward that population.

My approach to education is child-centered and constructivist in nature. I believe in letting kids figure things out on their own, I believe in the power of a team and that children can problem-solve more creatively when working in a small group. I appreciate group work not only for the collaborative component but also for the emphasis on speaking and listening skills. I am committed to integrating the work we do here in science and mathematics with literacy components as well.

We want what we’re doing to reach as many kids as possible and with the current emphasis on STEM skills and common-core proficiency we feel that we have a lot to offer in that department. For that reason, I am currently working on a teacher-training seminar for the fall.  We want to get robotics into our classrooms and we are developing lessons that make it really easy for classroom teachers to implement the curriculum into their daily schedules.

We’ve been running common-core aligned field trips for a while and the feedback has been phenomenal! Kids are really excited and engaged and learning about circuits and electronics at the same time! It’s a dream scenario for a teacher. In addition to offering carefully crafted, grade-specific trips, we will also be offering field trips that are aligned with the content teachers are working on in their classrooms. We would love to provide a meaningful extension of classroom learning.

Feel free to reach out if you want to book a field trip, sign up for teacher training, or are interested in our workshops and sessions for children with special needs.

I’m so thrilled to be a part of this team!

Elissa

elissa@brooklynrobotfoundry.com

 

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Women in Tech Lecture Series Starts Tomorrow (May 10th)!

Mosa-Mack-LogoOur Women in Tech lecture series is finally starting and we are kicking it off with Lissa Johnson, creator of Mosa Mack: Science Detective. Lissa will talk to us about how she decided to pursue a career in science, how she got the idea of Mosa Mack and tell us all about the process of creating an animated series. We can’t wait!

 

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