BadgerBOTS Afterschool STEM Classes

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BadgerBOTS Robotics

Afterschool Classes - Fall-Winter Classes for 2021

BadgerBOTS Classes are a great way for students to learn about Computer Science and Robotics in a fun, creative, and project-focused environment. Classes are for beginners as well as students who want to continue building their coding skills. There are also Level II classes for students from previous Minecraft and Handheld Arcade classes!

All afterschool classes are currently planned for in-person learning.

Masks are required for all students, staff, and visitors to BadgerBOTS.

Class Topics

micro:bit Robotics – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Remote controlled robot toys can be fun, but what if you could code your own instructions for a robot? Try the micro:bit Robotics class, and get started with Microsoft MakeCode, micro:bit and the Maqueen, a small but mighty robot.

Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

micro:bit Maker – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

The micro:bit is a teeny, tiny computer which is easy to program and connect to sensors, motors, and other electronic components. Learn to use the micro:bit to make DIY Makerspace projects like wearable tech, digital pets, up-cycled electric guitars, and custom game controllers.

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 pm Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm Nov 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Coding Artificial Intelligence – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Class Prerequisite: Participation in a coding class before (of any type)

We find artificial intelligence in almost every aspect of modern technology, from voice commands to facial recognition to recommendations for the next video to watch or an item to purchase online. Learn to program a machine learning system and add it to your coding projects and games. Create programs to recognize images, answer voice commands, and have a conversation with you.

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm Nov 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Scratch Online Games – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Begin learning to make your own online games using the Scratch coding language. A racing game, a maze of obstacles, a platform-jumper, and a RPG-style adventure are just a few of the games we will create in this class.

Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

Handheld Arcade I – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Class Prerequisite: Participation in a coding class before (of any type).

Learn to code your own arcade-style games! In the Handheld Arcade Coding class, students will code and design games using a combination of block-based coding and JavaScript. Projects are easily tested in the online simulator, or downloaded to the pocket-sided GameGo controller to play in your hands.

Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1
Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm Nov 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

Handheld Arcade II – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Class Prerequisite: Handheld Arcade I class or Handheld Arcade Summer Camp

Build your game design skills in Handheld Arcade II. Add levels to your games, create more complex code using functions, and improve your game look with animations. Create a Runner-style game (like the No Internet Dinosaur of Google Chrome), learn to launch projectiles and attack enemies, and how to plan out the steps to make a game of your own.

Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Nov 9, 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

Minecraft I – $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Ever wanted to tweak your inventory, create games like you’ve played in servers, or customize your Minecraft experience? Learn to code modifications to Minecraft with an online modding program and Java coding elements. Build your programming skills and dip your toes into game design as we create and test mini-games in our Minecraft I class.

Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4
Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15

Minecraft II- $115/5 weeks – In-Person Instruction

Class Prerequisite: Completed either Minecraft I Class or Minecraft Modding summer camp.

Excited for more Minecraft Modding? Register for Minecraft II to continue learning Java coding for Minecraft,  and learn to create more advanced games. Learners will build on earlier skills, creating more complex Minecraft games and developing code for more interesting game play.

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm Nov 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

Questions? Email or call Johanna Taylor, Lead Educator at (608) 831-6479

The cost is $115 per student.
Register online: Our online registration system is called Regpack. If you have registered for a BadgerBOTS program in the past, log into your family account with your email and password. If you are new to BadgerBOTS programs, you will select your session and then make a family account.