Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: Robotics



Get engineering with VEX Robotics! Working in teams, kids ages 8-13 plan, record, and solve practical problems using robots. **Please read long description for full details.**

Robotics uses VEX IQ robot kits to learn the basics of robot design and (time permitting) coding. Participants will be divided into teams and work together to design and build a VEX IQ robot to complete a given challenge (using either various VEX IQ challenge sets or a challenge of the participants own devising). Participants will be expected to keep “engineering” notebooks detailing progress they make in both design and construction of their robot with each member of the team taking turns acting as the “recorder” for the notebook.

Participants should plan to remain in the course for the entire period from September through April (with no classes during December). The registration wait list will only be utilized in the event of cancellations or registrants that no-show in September. Beginning in October, there will be no additions into the course. The projected schedule includes: learning about the challenge and designing options into October; building/re-designing the robot into March; practicing/skirmishing using the R/C controller into late April; last session is a “competition” with the robots open to parents to attend.

AGE GROUP: | Tweens |

EVENT TYPE: | STEM Programs | Makerspace |

TAGS: | VEX | tweens | stem | robotics | build |

Maricopa Library and Cultural Center

Phone: (520) 568-2926

Mon, Jan 30 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jan 31 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Feb 01 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 Closed

About the branch

The Maricopa Library and Cultural Center was first conceived back in 1955, when local citizens discovered Library Extension had books to loan. Volunteer-led for nearly 5 decades, MLCC matured along with the city of Maricopa, opening a state of the art building in 2021. Offerings include material check outs, computer usage, print/copy services, notarization, reference services, and programs galore led by a hardworking team of dedicated library professionals. Fulfilling a critical need for gathering spaces within the city, nearly half of the MLCC is carved out for meeting rooms for community groups, clubs, and quiet study. There is something for every member of the family at the Maricopa Library and Cultural Center!

Upcoming Events