Intro to Robotics Jan 23 for kids grades 4-9

What can’t robots do? Kids in grades 4-9 are invited to find out in “Blast Off: Intro to Robotics” at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 23. The program is free. Space is limited. Registration is required at, click Calendar.

Using robots provided during the session, each participant will get hands-on experience making a robot move, use sensors and succeed at tasks, earning points for each challenge completed. Attendees should have basic computer skills, such as mouse and keyboarding.

The program is headed up by John Papenheim, owner of Papenheim’s Signcrafters, founder of and Fondy Heat youth robotics. A longtime amateur inventor/maker (or “mad scientist” if you saw his basement), Papenheim also has been an instructor at numerous youth robotics camps and workshops.

In the photo: Attendees at the Jan 23 Intro to Robotics class will program robots similiar to this truck-like machine.


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