Genius Robotics Lab: Dream It! Build It! Make It!

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Genius Robotics Lab: Dream It! Build It! Make It!

Genius Robotics Lab: Dream It! Build It! Make It!

08/13/2018 - 08/17/2018

Class meets at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, 10100 Hopkins Drive
from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

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Course Description

Imagine it, engineer it, and make it go! Explore the exciting world of automation, robotics, and engineering using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and VEX® Robotics. The versatility of the LEGO® and VEX® building systems are combined with the intuitive drag-and-drop NXT Programming, C-Based Programming Language, and motors and sensors. This adventure encourages teamwork, friendship, creativity, and problem solving all while having fun.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots. Today’s tools will be used to shape the minds of tomorrow’s problem solvers.

Learning Objectives

  •    Operate effectively as a member of a team.
  •    Describe the relationship between science, technology, engineering, and math.
  •    Describe the purpose and use of automation and robotics and its effect on society.
  •    Provide examples of STEM careers and the need for these professionals in our society.
  •    Apply knowledge of mechanisms to solve a unique problem for speed, torque, force, or type of motion.
  •    Describe the purpose of pseudocode and comments within a computer program.
  •    Design, build, wire, and program both open- and closed-loop systems.
  •    Use motors and sensors appropriately to solve robotic problems.
  •    Troubleshoot a malfunctioning system using a methodical approach.
  •    Explain the roles and responsibilities of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineers who solve robotic problems.

Spaces remaining: 14


If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at

UCSD Zero Tolerance Behavior and Web Responsibility Rules of Conduct


  • Profanity and vulgar language on the part of the student is prohibited.
  • Students may not exhibit aggressive behavior towards another student.
  • Students may not place his/her hands on another student.
  • Student conduct, either individually or in a group, that is intentionally disruptive to or designed to be disruptive to the program may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Disrespect towards UCSD staff and classroom teaching assistants will not be tolerated.


  • Digital or photographic artwork must represent the original work of the student and must not include plagiarism or copyright violations.
  • Digital and photographic artwork may not contain profanity, vulgar language, or statements that promote hatred towards an individual, race, or community.
  • UCSD staff reserves the right to determine what is deemed inappropriate.
  • Viewing or accessing material that may be deemed inappropriate by StudentTECH staff will be cause for parental notification and possible dismissal without refund.
  • Viewing or accessing video games or social networking sites during class instruction will be cause for parental notification and possible dismissal without refund.
  • The student is solely responsible for the content of his/her project creation.

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