Bring a day of art and excitement to elementary students by having middle school students help them build autonomous painter bots.
Science, Technology, and Art
Charlotte Prep implements a one-of-a-kind mentoring program, called the BUD-E Program (Be Understanding, Dedicated and Energetic). Every student in grades K – 8th grade is paired with a buddy on another grade level, with whom s/he meets two-three times each month for community service, character education and teamwork exercises. Younger and older students take turns leading the exercises. This project will benefit 52 kindergarten students and sixth grade students.
With this kickstarter project I would like to have the older students work with the younger students in the construction of their very own robot. The robot is a simple bot that although is easy to build can travel very quickly and is customizable to travel in multiple directions. The base of the robot is a brush that will be dipped in paint and then allowed to roam free on a sheet of paper creating beautiful robot art.
This project will generate interest in science and art for both the mentors and the little buddies. The students will also see how their interest in science or art can be used to influence the other. Specific science topics covered will be electricity, circuit design, forces, and motion.
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pledged of $300 goal
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Mar 17, 2012 - Mar 31, 2012 (14 days)
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Access to a video of our students working on the robots and art with a thank you message just for you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Robot Art Postcard Mailed to You The postcard will be printed with the actual art created by our robotsEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A one of a kind photo post card with a picture form the event, a robot art print, and a hand written thank you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A one of a kind post card and your very own Painterbot kit to build at home. With .pdf instructions.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A one of a kind post card and your very own Painterbot kit to build at home. With video instructions from a six year old.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A one of a kind post card, a functional Painterbot, and a special video of your Painterbot being constructed.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012