Activism Event This Thursday, 2/9

You may have noticed a new tab on the BRF website: Activism. We are going to start hosting activism events in our spaces because we want to let this administration know that we will not idly sit back and watch.  We want to show our kids that we will fight for equality and fair treatment of all humans. Want to help us? It’s easy!

Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30-8:30pm:

  • Event will take place at our Gowanus location, 303 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.
  • We will provide all of the materials necessary to write to our senators: postcards, mailing addresses, stamps and etc.
  • Bring your kids! Our staff will provide free childcare and help kids write letters if they want, too. Please note that we will not be building robots at this event, but just babysitting.
  • We will have pizza! Please bring $5 to cover the costs of food. This event is BYOB.
  • Please RSVP so we know how many staff are necessary for childcare.
  • If you wish to donate money at this event, 100% will go to a TBD organization such as the ACLU.

Please click here to RSVP or add yourself to our Activism mailing list.

Wanna know when we offer classes this weekend?

Gowanus– Sat 2/11 @ 3:30 & Sun 2/12 @ 3:30

Tribeca– Sat 2/11 @1:00

UES– Sat 2/11 @ 1:00 & Sun 2/12 @ 10:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Activism Event This Thursday, 2/9

Take A Class With Us This Weekend!

Need a fun activity for your child this weekend? Our 90 minute, drop-off classes will teach them about electricity as they build and decorate an awesome robot. All classes are $65. Choose the robot which fits your child’s age level and interests.

Upper East Side ClassesAirplane Launcher

Saturday, 2/4 from 1-2:30pm

1:00-2:30 pm- We will be building two robots: The Projector (ages 6-8), which projects a drawing onto the wall with a super-bright LED, and an Airplane Launcher (ages 7-9), which uses two motors and two battery packs to launch paper airplanes into the air. Register here.

Gowanus:

Sunday, 2/5 at 3:30-5:00pm


We will be building two robots: The Munching Mouth (ages 6-8), a funny, life-like robot that uses a gearbox and hinge to open and close, and the Popcorn Maker (ages 5-6), a very ‘pop’ular project that uses a motor to make yellow pom poms jump around just like a real popcorn machine! Register here.

TriBeCa

Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 12.35.13 PMSunday, 2/5 from 10-11:30 am & 1:00-2:30 pm.

10:00-11:30 am- We will be building two robots: The Munching Mouth (ages 6-8), a funny, life-like robot that uses a gearbox and hinge to open and close, and the Popcorn Maker (ages 5-6), a very ‘pop’ular project that uses a motor to make yellow pom poms jump around just like a real popcorn machine! Register here.

1:00-2:30 pm- We will be building other two robots in the 2nd class: The Airplane Launcher (ages 7-9), the most awesome machine that actually flings paper airplanes across the room, and the Crocodile (ages 5-6), a charming little creature that has crazy light-up eyes! Register here.

 

Mid Winter Mini Sessions Are Available 2/20 – 2/24

When public schools are closed, we are open for fun, all day sessions of robot building! Each day runs from 9am-3pm, and you can sign up for one or multiple days. Kids will make two different robots every day, with breaks for snack and lunch at the park (weather permitting). Please click the link of your preferred Robot Foundry location to register:

Gowanus

Tribeca

Upper East Side

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Take A Class With Us This Weekend!

Coming up!

27447569345_42654224de_zHey robo-parents and robo-kids, we have some great weekend activities planned at The Foundry! Classes are 90 minutes long and are drop-off, making it the perfect opportunity for caregivers to grab a coffee or run an errand. Your child will come home with a robot they’ve built and decorated themselves!

Our Gowanus class is on Sunday, 1/29 at 1pm. We’ll be making a walking Android (ages 6-8) or a super fast Speed Racer car(ages 7-9). Register here!

In TriBeca, we will be making an awesome Arcade(ages 7-9) or a super fast Bumper Car(ages 6-8) on Sunday, 1/29 at 1pm. Register here!

Our Upper East Side class is on Saturday, 1/28 at 3:30pm. We will be making the creepy-crawly Brooklyn Bug(ages 5-6) or our only clairvoyant robot, the Fortune Teller(ages 6-8). Register here!

If you have a younger child who also wants to make a robot, check out our Tiny Builders sessions! We will read a robot related story, and then children and parents will make a project together. There are three weeks left in our TriBeCa and UES sessions, and the Gowanus session starts this Friday.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Coming up!

Quiet at the Foundry

Event+DetailsThis weekend many of us are heading to DC for the Women’s March on Washington so we canceled our one time classes.

We will be hosting a handful of parties but the rest of the time will be quiet!

Our retail store front in Brooklyn will be closed starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday. The retail store will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, January 25th.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Quiet at the Foundry

Need a fun activity for your kids on Monday for MLK, Jr. Day?

We have a few spots left in our Monday full day session. The session run from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and the kids build two awesome robots- a robotic butterfly and a robotic dump truck!

  • K-4th grades
  • Each child builds, decorates and takes home two robots!
  • Inventor spots available at each location
  • 9:00-3:00 pm

Upper East Side
Info & Registration

Tribeca
Info & Registration

Brooklyn
Info & Registration

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need a fun activity for your kids on Monday for MLK, Jr. Day?

Friday January 13th is the Last Day to Get 2016 Pricing!!

IMG_7534On January 13th, 2017, the Robot Foundry will be implementing our 2017 pricing schedule. To get ahead of the game, sign up for the following programs before January 13th to get the 2016 pricing!

For each of our day long programs, the children will be building and decorating two unique robots while learning about robotics and electrical engineering in a fun way!

Full Day Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • Next class is on Monday, January 16th, 2017
  • One of our most popular programs!

DragonMini Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • Great for Winter Break, Spring Break, and other times the Department of Education calls for a break
  • Can sign up for one or more days at a time

Summer Sessions (Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side)

  • June has flexible scheduling- you can pick to attend one, two, three, four, or five days
  • We are offering Girl’s Week in all three locations

Sign up to get 2016 pricing before January 13th, 2017!!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Friday January 13th is the Last Day to Get 2016 Pricing!!

Coming Up at the Foundry

This weekend in Tribeca!

ProjectorAirplane Launcher

  • Turn the lights off and make your own slide show!
  • 6-8 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Jan 7th, 3:30-5:00 pm

Airplane Launcher

  • One of our favorite robots! Build a paper-airplane launcher. Awesome!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Jan 7th, 3:30-5:00 pm

This weekend in UES!

tiny-tricycleTricycle

  • Three wheels make for a super stable, super fun moving machine! Great for little builders!
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Jan 8th, 10:00-11:30 am

Mini Golf

  • Make a special motor speed controlling circuit to create your own mini golf obstacle.
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Jan 8th, 10:00-11:30 am

Starting Next Week in All Locations!IMG_0135

Upper East Side- Family Club on Wednesdays starting 1/11- runs for 3 weeks.
Info & Registration
Tribeca- Family Club on Thursdays starting 1/12- runs for 3 weeks
Info & Registration
Brooklyn- Girls Club on Fridays starting 1/13- runs for 3 weeks
Info & Registration

January After School started Jan 3rd but it isn’t too late to join!!!UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_small

Upper East Side After School Sessions
Info & Registration
Tribeca After School Sessions
Info & Registration
Brooklyn After School Sessions
Info & Registration

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Coming Up at the Foundry

New Year, New After school!

ObstacleOur Spring Session of After School is starting and we would love to see you there! This semester long program meets once every week to explore the world of building, creating, and customizing robots! All robots have full electronic circuits that move, shake, light up, or do other fun actions.

During each class, children will learn all about electrical engineering and robotics in a hands-on environment. For our Robot Crafting Class, open to grades K-2, children learn fundamentals of building and are encouraged to be creative and use their imagination to customize each robot. For our Robot Building Class, open to grades 2-4, children receive hands-on instruction about engineering fundamentals with demonstrations of engineered objects in the real world. Builders will take home a robot every week.

For seasoned Robot Foundry Builders who are going into the 2nd grade or higher, we offer Inventors and Programmers Classes. For our Inventors Class, children can sketch, create, and carry out their own original robot ideas. To be an Inventor your child needs to have been at the Foundry for a full week of Summer Session or a full semester of After School. For our Programmers Class, children work in groups to program real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with Hummingbird robotics kits. These robots can interact with one another and the larger environment.

Screw ConnectFor many schools, the Foundry offers school pick-up where we send staff members to the school to travel with your children to our space. Here is our full list of schools where we pick-up at in Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side.

Our After School sessions are loved across Brooklyn and Manhattan, and help children learn, grow, and explore their wider world! Sign up for our Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side sessions today!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Year, New After school!

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 is posted! All new robots!

June Sessions– 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days per week- you choose!
July & August Sessions– week long sessions

  • 9:00-3:00
  • Extended Day available starting July 5th
  • Early Bird pricing available until Friday the 13th of January
  • K-4th

Upper East Side
Info & Registration
Tribeca
Info & Registration
Park Slope
Info & Registration

p.s. we have a handful of spots available in our full days sessions this Wed, Thurs & Fri!-UES, Tribeca & Park Slope

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Summer 2017

What To Do During Winter Break: Our Full Day Sessions!

Next week on December 28th, 29th, and 30th, the Brooklyn Robot Foundry will be having 3 days of robot making fun! Our Full Day Sessions at our Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side locations, are perfect for K-4th graders who are looking to make great robots and even greater friends!

colorful-robots-on-table-300x199

Each day includes hands-on instructions to create and decorate 2 unique robots, plenty of choice time to explore concepts of building through legos and other toys, and tons of opportunities to learn and make friends!

Here’s our schedule for our Winter Break Full Day Sessions:

December 28th: Snowglobe & Drag Racer

December 29th: Pulsar & Projector

December 30th: Pom Pom Flyer & Party Glasses

IMG_7534If your child is a seasoned builder who wants to further explore the world of robotics, they can join our Inventors Program! Our Inventors work with a skilled Robot Foundry Master Builder to create their own robot using their own ideas and skills they’ve learned in previous Robot Foundry classes. You can register for this program just like you would register for a typical Full Day Session.

Register at our Gowanus, TriBeCa, or Upper East Side locations today!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do During Winter Break: Our Full Day Sessions!