Better, faster, stronger: In robotics, students learn the building blocks of engineering

Nudging the joystick forward on the video game controller in his hands, Aidan Flaherty watched as the foot-high robot in front of him sprang to life. In a whirr of electric motors, the metal bot dug its four rubber wheels into foam pads arranged on the floor and zipped across the makeshift pen inside Ridgefield High School’s robotics classroom. The … read more

Ethan Allen Preparatory, St. Mary’s host middle school robotics teams

Eighteen middle school robotics teams from across Connecticut gathered at St. Mary’s School in Ridgefield to compete in the G.O.T. G.O.A.T. FIRST Lego League (FLL) official robotics qualifier on Nov. 17. The competition was hosted by Ethan Allen Preparatory new robotics team, Disruptive Technologies (Team #: 7462), and provided an opportunity for six of the top teams to move on … read more

Disruptive Technologies to host robotics competition Saturday, Nov. 17

Youngsters six to nine years old will create motorized LEGO robots and tools at the Discovery Museum on March 15.

The new rookie robotics team out of Ethan Allen Preparatory, Disruptive Technologies, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 7462, founded by EAP student G. Edward Bell, will host an official First Lego League (FLL) qualifying event as part of the New England FIRST Region of FLL. The robotics tournament, which the team has named “G.O.T. G.O.A.T.” (The Gathering of the Greatest … read more

Gender studies, ‘coaching’ among new classes planned at high school

What do robots and coaches have in common? They’re both going to be taught at Ridgefield High School during the 2019-20 school year. The Board of Education approved five new classes at RHS — Gender Studies, Fundamental Skills and Principles of Coaching, Robotics II, History through Film, and Multivariable Calculus. The gender studies proposal drew the most discussion from the … read more

Learning from Legos: Robotics facility planned at 28 Prospect Street

Youngsters six to nine years old will create motorized LEGO robots and tools at the Discovery Museum on March 15.

The library may soon have some new colorful and robotic neighbors. Semia USA, a Lego and robotics education company, filed an application with the town’s Planning and Zoning Department last week to open an educational facility at 28 Prospect Street — the current campaign headquarters of the Democratic party, next to Eddie’s Pizza. “This is sort of a Lego-based learning … read more

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