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Discovery Foundation Robot Week 2020

Discovery Foundation Robot Week 2020

Learn how to build, design and program robots using computer science, coding and robotics kits!

In 2020, KAST Youth offered our most popular event 100% virtually: Discovery Foundation Robot Week! (Thanks Discovery Foundation for being our event sponsor!)

KAST Youth provides opportunities to help Kootenay youth ages 5-19 find inspiration about their post-secondary education in a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) disciplines.

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Discovery Foundation Robot Week 2020 Videos

Listen to Robotics Experts!


  • Brad Pommen – SMRT1
  • Justin Rahardjo – Self Driving Car
  • Dylan and Owen – Selkirk Technology Access Centre

Watch the Robot Games Winners!

Meet the winners of Robot Games in Special Tricks and Obstacle Course categories.

Watch their video entries, commented by TanyaMalcom, GLOWS Program Manager.

Learn about Robotics

Whether you’d like to participate in our next Robot Games, or if you simply want to learn more about robotics, we’re here to help you!

Below you will find many resources to help you navigate through the world of robotics. For this tutorial we used the mBot robot but there are tons of robots out there, simply choose the one you prefer!

Learn how to program your mBot!

Watch this video to learn the basics of block coding and how to make your own controller with two apps. You will then be ready to create obstacle courses and special tricks!

More resources:

Makeblock app: Makeblock App provides a comprehensive robot control experience from building instruction to the pre-set controls to programme robot movements. Children can also define their own robot controller with the app, and even further program the controller functions using block-based coding.

MBlock Blocky: A game-based programmable robot app.
Learn programming at home in just 10 minutes per day. Courses designed as game levels designed by education professionals makes learning to program with robots incredibly fun and easy!

Tutorials, mBot documents, FAQ and more

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