Lego lovers wanted for robo comp

DO you have a Lego lover in your house? Have you ever stepped on a Lego block in the middle of the night or have a bench devoted to the iconic block creations? 

ROBOAPOCALYPSE: Bomaderry resident Angelina Cusack tests her robot creation at the last Lego Mindstorms workshop held at the Shoalhaven Campus of the University of Wollongong.

ROBOAPOCALYPSE: Bomaderry resident Angelina Cusack tests her robot creation at the last Lego Mindstorms workshop held at the Shoalhaven Campus of the University of Wollongong.

If the answer is yes, your master builder will definitely be interested in the upcoming Lego Mindstorms workshop on July 7 and 8. 

The workshop will be held at the Shoalhaven Campus at the University of Wollongong from 10am until 4pm and will use the computerised Mindstorms Lego system to teach basic robotics.

There will be two workshops over the weekend. The first, Introduction to Mindstorms, will introduce students to basic concepts and skills. The second workshop, Retro Robots, will give a robotics twist to a number of old-style board games. 

The courses are designed for children aged seven and up but adults have been known to take a keen interest as well. 

The classes will be presented by Project Bucephalus, a Wollongong First Lego League (FLL) team, fresh from representing Australia at the FLL International Open Championships in Canada. 

One of aims of the workshops will be to encourage Shoalhaven students to participate in the FLL which is an international science and robotics competition for children. 

The FLL tournament season begins on August 26 and is expected to involve over 23,000 teams around the world. 

Places for the workshops are limited and registration is essential. 

Anyone interested in finding out more about the workshops or the FLL should visit www.projectb.net.au or contact Andrew Clark via email on coach@projectb.net.au or phone 0403 390 547.

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