Northumberland Junior Robotics Club

Supporting Youth STE(A)M in Northumberland, Ontario

Beginner Robots:  Dash & Dot

Dash & Dot robots are great beginner robots - nothing to build and the kids start coding immediately.  

The Wonder challenges are progressive - each challenge builds on the one before and they get progressively difficult.  Some can be finished in a single meeting, some need multiple meetings to complete.

Dash & Dot also have an International Competition in which kids all over the world compete each week.  Our robotics teams will compete in the 2017/2018 session.

Dash & Dot is perfect for ages 7 to 12

Intermediate Robots:  MakeBlock

After some thought, we settled on the MakeBlock program as our second generation robot. We will introduce Makeblock robots to children aged 11 to 13. 

We have purchased the Makeblock Ultimate kit which provides all of the pieces required to build 10 different robots.  To meet these challenges, the teams must first build their robots from component parts and then program it to go forth and conquer.

The build process alone will take multiple meetings, and children will be challenged, frustrated and thrilled as each build progresses.