Artbotics for Lego Mindstorms

Artbotics is currently being adapted to be used with the Lego Mindstorms NXT, with the support of the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance. Our first workshop to present these materials was at this year's Computer Science Teacher's Association (CSTA) Conference, as part of ECEP-CSTA Day on Sunday, July 14th, 2013.

On August 17, 2013 an Artbotics for Lego Mindstorms workshop was held as part of the STARS 2013 Celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. During the workshop participants programmed the Lego Mindstorms car to drawing spirograph-like patterns and built an interactive, kinetic 2.5D project.

Click here to access our Lego Mindstorms NXT materials.

Artbotics Fall 2012 College Course

Upcoming Artbotics Exhibit: 5,000

91.117 (Computer Science) and 70.100 (Art)

Classes meet 9:30am - 10:45am on Tuesday and Thursdays in Olsen 403, with labs from 11:00am - 12:15 pm on Tuesday or Thursday in Olsen 302.

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Artbotics Replications

The Replications page has been updated with many new Artbotics adaptations. Check them out:

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Since our first educator workshop in 2008 Artbotics has been adapted to many curricula outside of our core program. Over 200 Artbotics kits have been distributed to middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
If you have used or plan to use the Artbotics materials in some form to run a workshop, class, or camp please contact us!

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Artbotics News

  • This semester's Artbotics college course will be exhibiting their final projects at 119 Gallery on December 7, 2012. The show is entitled 5,000; see you there!
  • The Fall 2012 Artbotics college course starts on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at UMass Lowell!
  • On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Holly Yanco and Adam Norton will be traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to give a pre-conference workshop on Artbotics as part of KIPR's Global Conference on Educational Robotics!
  • The Replications page has been updated! Many new adaptations of the Artbotics materials have been added. Also watch new videos of their work on our YouTube channel!
  • STREAM 2012 was a success! Presentation materials and handouts have been posted. Download them here!
  • Artbotics super students Nick Ven and Jomar Bey have been awarded honorable mention scholarships from Cognizant's Making the Future program! Congratulations, Nick and Jomar!
  • Photos are up from the Spring 2012 after school class's exhibit, Exo-Apparati!
  • Instructors Diana Coluntino and Adam Norton, along with star-student Evangelia Voraphonh, presented at the New Media Consortium 2012 summer conference. Check out photos here!
  • This year's STREAM workshop will feature two Artbotics workshops: "Attracting Students to STEM" and "Best Practices." See the STREAM 2012 website for more info!
  • The Spring 2012 Artbotics class at the Revolving Museum will begin in March. This semester we will be producing Steampunk body wear. More details soon...
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