The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is celebrating the exciting field of robotics during National Robotics Week. On April 8, 9, 14 and 15 at MSI, guests can interact with cutting-edge robots during a variety of activities and competitions. Guests can interact with a number of robots including PARO®, the furry baby seal therapy robot, and Sphero, the speedy robotic ball guests can control with an app. Demonstrations from university, after-school and hobbyist robotics teams will also take place in the Museum on these select dates during National Robotics Week. Robots designed by Chicago-area student and amateur teams will be on display, and guests can watch a live robotics competition. All activities are included in Museum Entry. For a full schedule, visit msichicago.org/roboweek. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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