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.
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Tribeca- Family Club on Thursdays starting 1/12- runs for 3 weeks
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Brooklyn- Girls Club on Fridays starting 1/13- runs for 3 weeks
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January After School started Jan 3rd but it isn’t too late to join!!!UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_small

Upper East Side After School Sessions
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Tribeca After School Sessions
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Brooklyn After School Sessions
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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!

 

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

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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!

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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!

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More Robots= More Fun!

This weekend we have two awesome One Time Classes at our Gowanus and Upper East Side locations.

On Saturday, December 17th, from 10:00AM-11:30AM, in our Upper East Side location children can build a car (5-6yr olds) or a crane (7-9 yr olds).

Tiny Car

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  • This super fast car is a great intro robot for our builders and is super customizable!
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 17th, 10:00-11:30 am

Crane

  • craneThrough the use of a gearbox the kids will build a working crane complete with magnetic tip to lift and move all sorts of metallic goodies!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 17th, 10:00-11:30 am

 

 

 

On Sunday, December 18th, from 10:00AM-11:30AM, in our Gowanus location, we will be building an LED Sabre (5-6 yr olds) and a Dragon (7-9 yr olds).

LED Sabre

  • This great intro to circuits will introduce kids to LEDs, momentary switches and more! Each child will make their very own light sabre!
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 18th, 10:00-11:30 am

Dragon

  • DragonWe will be learning about gearboxes and building flapping robotic dragon.  It moves forward as it flaps its beautiful wings. Though it can’t actually fly it is still totally delightful!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 18th, 10:00-11:30 am

 

You can register here for our Gowanus and Upper East Side One Time Classes. To see all of this weekend’s events, click on our calendar link!

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What’s new at the Foundry?

Join us at our One Time Class as we build a Helicopter or a Glowpet this Saturday in Gowanus from 1:00-2:30 pm and this Sunday from 10:00-11:30 AM in our TriBeCa location.

Gowanus, Saturday, December 10th

Matteo’s Dancer

  • This little jumper/dancer was designed by one of our awesome robot building students, Matteo! It wiggles and jiggles and bounces on its springy legs!
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 10th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Magic Circle

  • This rotating rink provides hours of entertainment. Kids can create animals, objects or people that skate around a self-made habitat.
  • 6-8 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 10th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Tribeca, Sunday, December 11th

Tiny Helicopter

  • tinycopterThough it doesn’t actually fly, this adorable robot flies away with everyone’s heart. Kids get to build their own simple circuit and use a screwdriver to attach a ton of parts. Fun!
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 11th, 10:00-11:30 am

 

Glow Pet

  • Glow PetWe will be learning about switches and building a completely adorable glow pet.  This adorable creature is an awesome introduction to parallel circuits, tilt switches and LEDs and makes a really engaging, lovable toy!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 11th, 10:00-11:30 am

 

 

 

If you are looking for some winter break fun, check out our Full Day Sessions on December 28th, 29th, and 30th at our Gowanus, TriBeCa, and Upper East Side locations. During our fun and inventive programs, each child will build and customize two unique robots to take home with them.

Sign up today!

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Coming up at the Foundry!

Brooklyn Girl’s Club will be starting this Friday, December 2nd! This Build-Together program encourages girls in grades K-5th to explore robotics and electrical engineering with their caregivers. Girl’s Club is a great way to involve and encourage girls to pursue STEM interests, and to bond with your children!

For this weekend, we have One Time Classes in both our Upper East Side and TriBeCa locations.

In TriBeCa, on Saturday December 3rd, from 1:00-2:30 PM, children can build either a Drawing Bot (K-2nd grade) or an Airplane Launcher (2-4th grade).

Drawing Bot

  • drawingbotA robot with markers that scoots around to make a cool drawing
  • 6-8 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 3rd, 1:00-2:30 pm

Airplane Launcher

  • Airplane LauncherThis complicated but incredible robot uses two motors to launch paper airplanes into the air. Amazing!
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Dec 3rd, 1:00-2:30 pm

In Upper East Side, on Sunday December 4th, from 1:00-2:30 PM, children can build either a LED Sabre or a Dragon.

LED Sabre

  • This robot uses momentary switches to make a light up LED sabre
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 4th, 3:30-5:00 pm

Dragon

  • DragonThis robot uses linkages and a gearbox to spread its wings. Though it does not actually fly, it does walk very well
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Dec 4th, 3:30-5:00 pm

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This Weekend!

This weekend is our last class till December because of the Thanksgiving holiday!

This Weekend’s One Time Classes in Tribeca

LED Sabre

  • This great intro to circuits will introduce kids to LEDs, momentary switches and more! Each child will make their very own light sabre!
  • Tribeca Location
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.Dragon
  • Sat, Nov 19th, 3:30-5:00 pm

Dragon

  • We will be learning about gearboxes and building flapping robotic dragon.  It moves forward as it flaps its beautiful wings. Though it can’t actually fly it is still totally delightful!
  • Tribeca Location
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Nov 19th, 3:30-5:00 pm

This Weekend’s One Time Classes in UES

Tiny Helicopter

  • tinycopterThough it doesn’t actually fly, this adorable robot flies away with everyone’s heart. Kids get to build their own simple circuit and use a screwdriver to attach a ton of parts. Fun!
  • UES Location
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Nov 19th, 1:00-2:30 pm

Glow Pet

  • Glow PetWe will be learning about switches and building a completely adorable glow pet.  This adorable creature is an awesome introduction to parallel circuits, tilt switches and LEDs and makes a really engaging, lovable toy!
  • UES Location
  • 7-9 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sat, Nov 19th, 1:00-2:30 pm

 

Tiny Boat

  • tinyboatThis class lets your little one use a screwdriver to create a working propeller boat. Circuits, screws, motors and more!
  • UES Location
  • 5-6 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Nov 20th, 10:00-11:30 am

 

Submarine

  • SubIt is indeed a real submarine! It can go under the water and is propelled with a motor. This was one of the kids’ favorites projects!
  • UES Location
  • 6-8 year olds
  • This is a drop-off, kids only class.
  • Sun, Nov 20th, 10:00-11:30 am
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Veteran’s Day and Weekend Classes!

Friday, Nov 11th is Veteran’s Daylinkage_boat

We are offering a full day session at each location.

Tribeca– one spot, Brooklyn– sold out, UES– 2 spots left

  • Friday, 11/11
  • 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Each child builds and takes home two robot creations!

This Weekend’s One Time Classes in Brooklyn

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  • Saturday, 11/12
  • 3:30-5:00 pm
  • $65
  • Tiny Boat– 5-6 year olds
  • Submarine– 6-8 year olds
  • Limited spots available in each class

Women in Tech Lecturedevinaetsy

  • Come learn hear Devina talk about cyber security
  • Fun, interactive code cracking activity!
  • 6:00 pm- 45 minute lecture and Q&A
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This Weekend!

One Time Classes!

Come check out our one-time classes at our Upper East Side and Gowanus locations.

Saturday at 3:30-5:00 pm in the Upper East Sidedrawingbot

  • Matteo’s Dancer for 5-6 year olds
  • Magic Circle for 6-8 year olds

Sunday at 10:00-11:30 am in Gowanus

  • Drawing Robot for 6-8 year olds
  • Airplane Launcher for 7-9 year olds

 

Women in Tech Lecture

modus_game_jam_68-1Also we have an amazing lecture on the calendar for Saturday at 6:00 in Gowanus.
In partnership with Park Slope Parents, we are so excited to present this lecture on software engineering! Kristina Vogel-An will leads us through a hands-on Halloween-themed activity. Using Scratch, an easy to master programming language, lecture attendees will create an interactive Halloween card. Kristina will also speak about how important teamwork is for software creation. You will receive a handout that directs you to free online resources to try projects like this at home!

To register for this lecture, click here.

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