Barobo's Afterschool Programs provide our afterschool program partners with the necessary resources to integrate coding, making, and robotics projects into their informal learning offerings for students during the summer and academic year. The programs emphasize logical and computational thinking with fun, hands-on activities for exploring real-world applications of computer science and math. Students learn problem solving, effective communication, and teamwork skills. These afterschool programs using Barobo Linkbot, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi are organized by our partners at their sites. The informal project-based learning complements the UC Davis C-STEM formal curriculum for classroom teaching. The formal and informal programs therefore reinforce each other, providing students with engaging year-long learning opportunities with hands-on computing and robotics. User-friendly RoboBlockly software allows absolute beginners to quickly get started with Linkbots and Arduino for hands-on learning.
See below for descriptions of twelve different innovative enrichment programs that may be offered for students from grades 3 through 12 using Barobo Linkbot, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. These camps are suitable for many types of informal education programs in addition to afterschool programs, such as summer programs, youth camps, clubs, libraries, and museums. Barobo also offers the possibility of "Girls in Robotic Leadership" (GIRL) camps.