Learn to Code with Java

Learn to Code with Java

Welcome to Robotics And Beyond’s Java Coding blog! Java is a widely used language for many server and web applications and is also the basis for Advanced Placement (AP) programming and computer science classes in high school and many college classes. It is the most popular programming language for running the operations of businesses, schools and other organizations and is used on more than one billion devices worldwide. Java is

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Registration is open for our 2020 Virtual Summer Camp

Registration is open for our 2020 Virtual Summer Camp

We’re back for our 17th summer season! No virus can stop us. We’re taking our great topics ONLINE! WHERE  Everywhere WHO Ages 5-18 WHEN Week-long topics from June 22 through August 14, scheduled between 9am and 4pm, including some self directed topics. WHAT Ages 5-7 receive a kit of supplies and a written guide to a weeks-worth of great activities that will inspire imaginations and teach important concepts and promote hand-eye

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Announcing: The Toolkit, a STEM Newsletter!

Announcing: The Toolkit, a STEM Newsletter!

We’re excited to announce our new project. Robotics And Beyond is launching The Toolkit, a weekly STEM education email newsletter. Every Monday, we’ll deliver a list of activities in areas like science, technology, engineering, math, and design, curated for students of various ages. We’re working with an established journalist named Caroline Delbert, who has written for publications like Popular Mechanics, to translate Robotics And Beyond’s expertise into digital content. We want to

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May 5 Summer Camp Update

May 5 Summer Camp Update

We are all waiting until May 20 to hear Governor Lamont’s guidelines on re-opening the state. However, even then it may be unclear whether we will be able to hold our traditional summer camp in July at New Milford High School and our Academy in other locations in town. We wanted to let you know that we remain hopeful but we are also exploring other options. We may need to

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Thank You Give Local 2020 Supporters!

Thank You Give Local 2020 Supporters!

In this time of crisis we saw a 50% increase in both total donations and number of donors compared with the last 2 years. Robotics And Beyond donations: $4,140 plus estimated $300 in matching funds, a 55% increase over the average received over the last 4 years in this event! A record 43 individual donors, 16 more than the prior record of 27, and 8 donors who contributed twice. Totals

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How our donors and volunteers are helping to provide PPE

How our donors and volunteers are helping to provide PPE

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TIME AND DONATIONS Many hospitals and other health care facilities and emergency response units in CT, NY and NJ are still desperate for face masks, face shields and other protective equipment. Robotics And Beyond is supporting the network of PPE production and distribution (CT-PPE) created and coordinated by Danbury Hackerspace. This effort has produced well over 1000 face shields. We are coordinating and enlisting contributors

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Best Science & STEM Online Resources

Best Science & STEM Online Resources

BEST RESOURCES FOR AT-HOME LEARNING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND DESIGN There are so many resources for STEM and design available on the internet that it is hard to know which are the best. The staff at Robotics And Beyond have curated this list of some of the newest (and we think, the best) resources available to-date. Varied Topics Prodigy: Math platform for grades 1-8 Superhero Comic Book Maker:

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Coding with Python

Coding with Python

Get started or add to your Python skills by using this blog! Share the link with your friends! Use the "Comment" box to let us know how you like this introduction, to tell us about your Python projects, to share links to your projects, to ask questions, or to suggest new challenges. Please enter your name (first and last initials only or first name and last initial only) but DO

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LEGO Master Builder Challenges

LEGO Master Builder Challenges

Show your talent, imagination and creativity! See what you can create to meet the challenge of each week that school is out. During each week we will post the photos we receive for all projects for the challenge of that week. Make as many projects as you want and send photos of them all! Send a photo of your creation to virusbashers@roboticsandbeyond.org. NOW, START BUILDING! We’ve been busy with our

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Tech problem answer desk (FREE!)

Tech problem answer desk (FREE!)

Internet, computer and device problems are especially frustrating at this time. Questions can be emailed to this address and will be answered as quickly and correctly as possible: peterfolchi.rab@gmail.com. Repair of laptops, computers or devices may be possible but the cost will depend on the severity of the problem and time required for the repair. Estimates will be given before any work is done. Submit a Repair/Help Desk Ticket.