STEM - Robotics

ponce de leon middle school
5801 Augusto St, Coral Gables, FL 33146

wednesday & thursday 4:00-5:00pm

We will continue working with a group of 16 children from Ponce de Leon Middle School, including those enrolled in the 5000 Role Models that have previously participated in this program, while also offering this opportunity to students proficient in Robotics & Coding STEM Activities. This new format will be encouraging to those existing students with less access and experience with these concepts while providing new members with an opportunity to serve as a mentor and teammate.   

During the Spring 2019 school year we introduced the students to Lego Mindstorms, a software platform produced by Lego for the development of programmable robots based on Lego Building Blocks. Each version of the system includes an intelligent ‘brick’ computer that controls the system, a set of modular sensors and motors, and Lego parts from the Technic line to create the mechanical systems.

These students learned the following concepts, which enabled them to build and program their own robots with the ability to receive commands directed by the students using tablets, computers and smart phone:

  • State Logic

  • Momentum

  • Friction

  • Tolerances

  • Material torsion 


This semester, we will continue to expand on the concepts taught this past semester to include the following:

  • Digital Logic

    • Flow Logic

    • State Logic

    • Parallel Processing

    • Failover contingencies

    • Crash Mitigation

    • Crash Recovery

  • Physics

    • Electrical energy

    • Torque

    • Momentum

    • Gravitation

    • Friction

    • Force

    • Pressure

  • Material Sciences

    • Tolerances

    • Material Torsion

    • Load distribution among materials of different densities

  • Critical thinking


Are you interested in learning more about additional programs offered at Ponce de Leon Middle School?

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