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Pequot Lakes Community Education offers technology camps

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Pequot Lakes Community Education offers two upcoming S.T.E.M Technology Camps, presented by Computer Explorers.

Fee for each class is $90, which includes all supplies. A minimum of eight students is needed to register for each class by June 30.

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Contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 to register or for more information.

• Robotics Builders for grades 1-5, 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday, July 7-9, in the Eagle View Elementary School Science Room #154.

With the LEGO WeDo Robotics System, young children can build and program their own robotic creations. Designed by the experts at MIT, this unique system teaches children about simple machines, engineering, programming and more.

The LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Builder allows students to explore different robotic themes. Possible models may include: Dancing Birds, Hungry Alligator Robot, Goal Kicker Robot, Rescue Plane, and a Smart Spinner Robot.

Teams of students will work with simple machines, program models they design and create, measure time and distance, write and more. Students will build LEGO models featuring working motors, tilt sensors, motion detectors and Lego USB Robotics Hub.

• Engineering: Crazy Action Contraptions for grades 2-6, 1-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 7-9, in the Eagle View Elementary School Science Room #154.

Students will unleash their imaginations as they journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building. Working in pairs, students will build models and discuss the engineering science behind each.

This fun, hands-on class shows students how engineering can be fun and silly, yet still educational. Students will then be challenged to improve the model and customize their creations.

Possible models include Never Look Back Machine, Skittletops, Do-Nothing Machine, Coat Hanger Daredevil, Trapdoor Cable Car Parachute Machine, Rubber Band Racer, Balloon Powered Car and other Crazy Action Contraptions.

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