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James City County 4-H LEGO Robotics Members Visit General Assembly

 

February 18, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeremy Johnson, Extension Agent, 4-H

Phone: (757) 564-2170
Email: jejohns1@vt.edu

 

James City County 4-H LEGO Robotics members visited the Virginia General Assembly to showcase project work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Justin Abbott, son of Kari and Frank Abbott, and Quinton Blanchard, son of Suzi Blanchard, presented robot designs and programs to Virginia legislators.  Justin Abbott created a robotic scanner using light sensor technology that detected the difference in reflected light of various LEGO pieces.  Quinton Blanchard created a ball launcher that was activated using an ultra-sonic sensor that detects motion.  Justin and Quinton have participated in James City County 4-H LEGO robotics program for the past four years.  4-H’ers learn how to program their robot to complete tasks and challenges using ultra-sonic, light, sound, and touch sensors.  The youth learn basic computer programming skills such as loops and switches.  To learn more about 4-H LEGO robotics or other 4-H programs contact Jeremy Johnson, Extension Agent for -4-H Youth Development at jejohns1@vt.edu or 757-564-2170.  More information can also be found on the  Virginia Cooperative Extension – James City County website at offices.ext.vt.edu/james-city.

 

 

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