21 Feb 2018

NRP Robotics Team going to Europe & April Registrations

FLL Team Going to Europe!

Our Norma Rose Point School Robotics Team “Forces of Atlantis” won 1st place Champions Award at the FIRST LEGO League BC Lower Mainland Tournament in December 2017. They also won the Gracious Professionalism award at the Championships in February 2018. Because of this achievement they were invited to represent Canada among 100 teams from all around the world at the FIRST LEGO League Open International in Tallinn, Estonia this June 2018. The team is raising money to cover flights, registration and lodging for the trip and blogging about the experience. Please consider helping them out by donating to their GoFundMe Campaign.

April Registrations now open!

We’ve opened up registration for our April programs. Here is a list:

Spring Camps and Summer Camps

March Break camps are back! New themes and robot games!

July-August Summer Camps: 

Registration starts February 23rd, register at http://robocamps.ca. We now have two locations:

  • UBC University Chapel: July 3 to 6 (4 days), July 9 to 13 (5 days), August 27 – 31 – (5 days)
  • Broadway and Main: St Michaels: July 16 – 20 (5 days), July 23 – 27 (5 days) , August 7 to 10 (4 days), August 20 – 24 (5 days)
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14 Jan 2018

Early Bird Discount – Spring Break Camps with LEGO Robotics

We’ve opened registration for Spring Break Robotics Camp at University Chapel, UBC. Here is all the info:

Week 1 – March 19-23, 2018

Week 2 – March 26-29, 2018

We will have some fun new themes for each of the camps, including new Balloon Battle games and new building challenges and missions! Our students who have entered to compete in the GearBots Coding Challenge will have a chance to build their competition game skills.

Early bird discount ends January 31st, 2018. Limit of 24 students per camp.

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11 Dec 2017

Our team wins 1st Place Champions Award at Robotics Tournament in Surrey, BC

FLL Robotics Tournament Featured in the News

Our FLL teams had an amazing time joining a total of 19 teams at the FIRST LEGO League Lower Mainland Tournament last Sunday, December 3rd at North Surrey Secondary. News media came to film the event, so watch the CBC News feature as well the Global News feature to get a glimpse of the excitement! Also read the CBC article on the event.

Our teams all put in a lot of brain power, planning and hard work to prepare for the judging sessions in the categories of project (teams chose a research topic to solve a problem related to Hydrodynamics), core values and robot design, as well as the fun part: the robot games. Congratulations to them all!

 

Teamwork, dedication, focus pay off

At the awards ceremony, our Norma Rose Point team Forces of Atlantis won 1st Place Champions Award for excelling in all categories they were judged on. The judges had this to say about the team:

“Emerging from the depth of the sea, they rise to conquer and shine through powerfully. They are strong together, gathering their (brain) forces, and have come to ace in all areas of knowledge. This team has shown strong friendships, great design ideas and focused minds in various tasks.”

For the official awards list for all the teams at the Tournament, please see the FIRST BC website. For more photos from the event, please see our Facebook Page.

Championship in Victoria

Teams still have to prepare for the Championship Tournament that will be held in Victoria BC on February 3rd, 2018, hosted by St. Margaret’s, involving teams from all over BC. Winners of the Championship move on to the World Festival in April. We wish them all the best of luck!

“Mr. Noodles Improved” hard at work

Team BubbleJets running robot missions

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02 Dec 2017

Our 3 Teams are going at the FLL Lower Mainland Robotics Tournament!

Our teams from University Hill Elementary (Bubble Jets), Norma Rose Pont (Forces of Atlantis) and Lord Kitchener / EJQ (Mr Noodles Improved) are super excited to be participating in the FIRST LEGO League Lower Mainland Tournament tomorrow,  December 3rd at North Surrey Secondary!

See the tournament schedule here it you would like to come watch! –FLL Tournament Handout

Opening Ceremonies are at 9am, closing ceremonies at 4pm, final Robot game at 2:45pm.

We’re hoping to stream the Robot Run’s at 1:15 and 2:45  LIVE on YouTube so stay tuned to our YouTube channel to watch.

Also check out the Project Rap that our Norma Rose Point team put together for their research project on Hydrodynamics:

FLL Forces of Atlantis Problems and Solutiions Rap (Hamilton Parody)

 

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11 Nov 2017

Registrations now open for January 2018 Robotics after school programs

Hi everyone,

We’ve opened up registrations for all Winter 2018 after school robotics programs starting in January. You can register at the links below:

We are still confirming Queen Elizabeth Elementary. Let us know if there’s a school you’d like to see in this list!

Also stay tuned for an announcement about the Robotics Competition, FLL Lower Mainland Tournament, coming up on December 3rd for our 3 FIRST LEGO League Teams!

And finally, our Winter Camp on January 2-5 has more spots available, register here!

Best,

Ana Golland

Program Director

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02 Oct 2017

Winter Robotics Camp coming Jan 2-5, 2018

Registration open but limited to 24 students

Our Winter Robotics Camp is back for the 2nd year in a row, and we’re now open for registrations! Kids build all kinds of Winter themed robotics creations while learning coding, computer science, design engineering, teamwork and more!

Here are details for the camp:

Dates: January 2nd (Tuesday) to January 5th (Friday)

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: University Chapel, UBC

Registration Link: Winter Robotics Camp – January 2-5, 2018

Limit: 24 students

New to our Robotics Camps?

Check out our YouTube channel here for tons of videos from previous camps:

Daedalos Enrichment Programs YouTube Channel

 

 

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11 Jul 2017

Fall 2017 Robotics Program Registration Now Open

September 2017 After School Robotics Program Registration Now Open

We’ve opened up early registration for our Fall 2017 After School Robotics programs and you are the first to know! Here are direct links for each school:

Don’t see your school?

Let us know if you’re interested in having us host a program at your school and we’ll contact your principal.

Summer Camp Videos

Kids are having lots of fun at our Robotics Summer Camps! Check out the videos here from Week 1: Robotics Camp YouTube Playlist.

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09 Jun 2017

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this weekend at PNE + Summer Camps

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this Weekend, June 10-11, at PNE Forum

The Maker Faire is back for the 7th year in a row, and Daedalos will be there showcasing some new robotics platforms and hands-on robotics games. It’s on this weekend, June 10th – 11th from 10am to 6pm. There will be some amazing Maker exhibits and lots of creative, hands on activities for the kids. Look for us at the GearBots MakerSpace table.  Go to the Maker Faire website for advanced tickets: http://makerfaire.ca

Robotics Summer Camps at Daedalos

Due to high demand, we’ve added a few more spots in the half-day category for our Robotics Summer camps with LEGO Education Mindstorms and WeDo. We’ve also added a 4 day camp for July 4th to 7th. Check here for more information: 2017 Robotics Summer Camps with LEGO Education

Stay Tuned for Fall After School Program Registration

We will be launching Fall 2017 After School Programs in early July. You will be the first to know, so check your email for an update from us. If your school currently doesn’t have a Robotics program, contact us to see if we can start a program at your school.

Hope you and your family have a safe, fun summer!

Best regards,

Ana

Daedalos Enrichment Programs Founder & Program Director

 

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03 May 2017

Play with LEGO & Learn Coding at LEGO Robotics Summer Camps – Extra Week Added

One Extra Week of Robotics Camps  – July 17-21st

By popular demand, we’ve added one more week of our LEGO® Robotics Camps from July 17th to 21st, so we now have a total of 5 weeks to chose from this summer. Register here or find out more: LEGO Robotics Summer Camps Info & Registrations. Registration is filling up but there are still some spots available, so register soon!

Kids Learn Vital 21st Century Skills while having fun playing and coding with LEGO®!

Coding with Robotics is a great way for kids to make an early start on the jobs of the future. That’s what this article and many others are saying. There are great resources for learning to code online, but there is nothing like hands-on Robotics to help apply coding in a very tangible and enjoyable way, which is why we love LEGO Education so much. And while we’re serious about teaching computational thinking, coding, problem solving and teamwork skills, kids have lots of fun in doing all sorts of Robotics games and competitions at our camps. Just check out our previous Summer Camp videos on YouTube.

Prep for Provincial and World Robotics Competitions

Over the summer we spend some of our time with the older kids (Grades 4 and up) using FIRST LEGO League field sets and GearBots BCIT Coding Challenge mats to challenge kids to work in teams to solve robotic challenges in a fun, engaging way. During the school year we take select teams of students to FLL Provincial championships as well as the BCIT Coding Challenge in the spring. We took 2 teams this year to FLL and 3 teams to GearBots, with great success and learning experience all around.

Want to see more robotics at your school?

We provide both after school and In-Class Science curriculum aligned programming for schools in 8 week formats, so if you are interested in bringing that to your school, check out our flyers here: In Class Enrichment Programs, Sample After School Flyer. Or contact us on the website.

 

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23 Feb 2017

LEGO Robotics Spring Term Program & Camp Registration Now Open + FLL News

Spring After School Program Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for our after school programs from April – June 2017. Please check out website for details on specific schools or click here to register directly: UHill, VTT, EJQ, NRP, QME, Trafalgar, LKE, GGE.  We are always doing new building and programming activities for returning students, and Mindstorms students get to practice their FLL skills with new challenges for the upcoming competition season.

Spring and Summer Camps Registration Now Open with Early Bird Discount (Summer)

We’re offering two weeks of Spring Camps in March and 4 weeks of Summer Camps in July and August. More info and to register, click here: March Spring Camps | July & August Summer Camps. Summer Camps are 10% off for early bird registration until mid March. As always, each camp is one of a kind – we always plan new activities for all grade levels every time based on the mix of returning and new students.

FIRST LEGO League BC Regional Championship Tournament News – Both our Teams in the top 10!

We took two teams, the Ballistic Parrots from University Hill Elementary and Mr. Noodles from Lord Kitchener Elementary and Ecole Jules Quesnel,  to the FIRST LEGO League BC Regional Championship Tournament in Victoria, BC, on February 4th, 2017. Both teams did incredibly well and we all had an amazing time at the tournament. 29 teams in total representing schools from across the province were there. The teams presented research projects on solutions for animals in danger from human intervention, and participated in tournament robot races. Mr. Noodles came in 4th place and Ballistic Parrots in 9th, so both in the top 10! Our coach, Barish Golland, won the Coach/Mentor award for outstanding work coaching the UHill LEGO Robotics Club team and several other schools. We’re super proud of both teams and thank all the parent volunteers who helped make this memorable event happen. For photos check out our Facebook Album!

 

 

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