HiveBugs: Easy to Build Robots


Event Details


Dates: February 11, 2014
Meets: Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Hillside Junior High
Instructor: David Gapen
Fee: $46.50

20130420_131003Our in-house robotics enthusiast has dreamed up some pretty cool 3D printed robots that have some fun and intriguing features. Hivebugs are simple to build and hack, but can respond to each other and communicate with light. These robots resemble a firefly that flickers different colors of light when it sees others of its kind doing the same, and can attract or repel other Hivebugs with its magnetic antennae. They can even combine to make swarms and shapes together.

At the Hivebugs workshop, you will have the opportunity to make your own custom made version of these incredible creatures! Using low cost pieces, and a colorful part printed on a Reprap 3D printer, these little ‘bots’ make for a fun time, and lots of interesting experiments.

2 for 1! 1 registers, 2 attend (shared materials).

We are proud to be working with Boise Schools Community Ed in order to provide this workshop. To register, please visit this course listing:  https://www.boiselearns.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=14W-LEI-017

 

Course Description

Our in-house robotics enthusiast has dreamed up some pretty cool 3D printed robots that have some fun and intriguing features. Hivebugs are simple to build and hack, but can respond to each other and communicate with light. These robots resemble a firefly that flickers different colors of light when it sees others of its kind doing the same, and can attract or repel other Hivebugs with its magnetic antennae. They can even combine to make swarms and shapes together.

At the Hivebugs workshop, you will have the opportunity to make your own custom made version of these incredible creatures!  Using low cost pieces, and a colorful part printed on a Reprap 3D printer, these little ‘bots’ make for a fun time, and lots of interesting experiments.

2 for 1!  1 registers, 2 attend (shared materials).

Ages 8+ with adult.

We are proud to be working with