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Robotics camp teaches science with Legos

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Excitement was in the air Tuesday as kids used Legos to build smart spinners complete with motors and gears to learn about coding and physical science.

Megan Oteri, founder of Brick Scholars and a certified Lego Education Academy trainer, teaches kids about robotics and coding using Lego Education, which is not affiliated with Brick Scholars.

Oteri set up the Brick Scholars Lego robotics and coding camp at the Imagination Station Science and History Museum, and the camp will continue throughout the week.

Parents registered online through the Imagination Station website.

Kids built Lego constructions, such as spinning tops or miniature cars, and would use beginner coding skills to make the objects move.

“What I like about the camp is that there are no limits and no rights and wrongs. And if you get it wrong, it’s very fun to take it apart and put it back together,” said Jakob Byrne, a participant of the camp.

The Brick Scholars Programs are mobile STEAM labs that travel to schools and organizations throughout North Carolina.

“I bring the bricks and then we build the brains,” said Oteri.

Oteri said participants focus on having fun and may not even realize how much they’re learning about coding, science and machines.

“It’s fun that changes the future,” said Oteri.

For more information and upcoming Brick Scholars classes, visit www.brickscholars.com.

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