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April Vacation Training: Robotics and C Programming

TechBoston and Machine Science are teaming up again during the April Vacation Break to offer Boston middle and high school students a chance to engage in hands-on engineering activities.

This 3-day course will give students the chance to build and program their own electronic devices and robots including the chance to learn and explore the concepts behind how the following components work: button switches, light emitting diodes (LEDs), liquid crystal displays (LCDs), electronic speakers, digital timers, infrared remote controls, and infrared sensors.

Students will write computer programs to control these devices, using the C programming language. A variety of programming concepts will be taught, including loop structures, conditional statements, and variables. If time allows, projects may also involve GPS, MP3, and robotics technology.

The training will be held Tuesday through Thursday, April 20th to 22nd, from 8:30 AM to 3PM on the fourth floor of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury.

There is no cost for a student to participate, but students must pre-register online at and return a completed parent permission form either via email to eesteves AT or upon arrival on April 20th.

Visit the BPS Technology blog to read about all the fun students had during the December Vacation Break.

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