Winter Break Create N Code: Mars Mission – Rover

GR. 7 - 8
Once a week / 10 weeks
2hr per class

About this Course

The Mars Habitat is complete! Life systems all go. It's time to start exploring Mars with your remote-controlled rover. Students will build a motorized drivable rover that can sense its environment and report back what it discovers.

Course Fee

$349 plus tax (includes a $50 material fee)

Course Outcomes

Building on the coding concepts students acquired in Create ‘N’ Code: Mars Mission Parts I & II, this course will teach students about the applications of electronics to drive motors and create communication systems. Students will learn about the engineering concepts behind space exploration and wireless communication by building their own Mars Rover, and controlling it remotely by coding their own transmitters and receivers with two Micro:bits.

Dates Available

Dec 27 - Dec 31
Monday - Friday
9:30 - 11:30 am ET

Key Information

  • Session Length: Monday to Friday / 1 week
  • Technology Access: Our virtual programs require a computer with access to an internet connection. All software and tools needed will be provided to students.

Prerequisites

Completion of "Create N Code: Mars Mission Part I - Habitat" is required

Virtual Course Needs

  • Any PC or Mac computer that can run Google Meets (with webcam, mic, and USB port)
  • iPads are not compatible. Chromebooks may experience technical difficulties
  • Link to software used: https://makecode.microbit.org/
  • Google Chrome is the recommended browser for this course. Some browsers (eg. Safari) are not compatible with the Micro:bit
  • PLEASE NOTE: For registrations after December 12, 2021 - project kits will be available by pick-up ONLY at our Makerspace

Help

Still have questions? Contact us at (289) 819-0178 or office@thesteamproject.ca for more assistance.

How It Works

Step 1: Register
Select a date and timeslot that works best for you
Step 2: Kits shipped to your door
Our project kits are shipped out Canada-wide with free shipping! We ship kits out 5 business days prior to the first day of class.
Step 3: Join the Google Classroom
You'll receive a link to the Google Classroom during the week before class starts. That's where the Meet link will be too.
Step 4: Build!
Join the Google Meet during your class time and get ready to build!