Robotic SPIKE™ LEGO® (animation only)

Technology…and profaqua at your service!

Your institution has Lego® SPIKE™ robots, but you’re not comfortable about introducing your youths to robotics? We have the perfect project for you. In this advanced version of Lego®, we offer an exciting range of activities, such as sumo wrestling, recycling chain, moving through a maze and elephant dance…See how your young programmers can live up to the challenge!

On the menu:

  • From 3 workshops of 90 minutes in school
  •  60-minute workshops possibly as an extracurricular activity

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Understand the mechanism of the parts of a robot (brick, motors, sensors and structure).
  • Understand a programming sequence using the SPIKE™
  • Recognize the rotation and translation movements in the actions of robots.
  • Identify mechanical parts and their effects (gears, cams and lever).
  • Explain the use of fractions in robotics (gear ratio and rotation of wheels)
  • Recognize and identify the execution challenges (frictional force, direction and speed).
  • Recognize the influence and impact of robots on today’s society.

Objectives at the secondary level:

  • Describe the functions of the components of a transmission system for movement (e.g. sprockets of bikes and chain).
  • Describe speed variation or the reversibility of a transmission system for movement (e.g. gear ratio (1: 3 or 3: 1) and the effects on assembly.
  • Identify transmission systems for movement in a robot (friction wheels, pulleys and belt, gear, sprockets and chain, wheel and worm screw).
  • Explain the choice of a transmission mechanism for movement in a technical object (e.g. use of a gear instead of friction wheels for more motor torque and to prevent sliding).
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages related to adhesion and friction between parts and on the ground.

Our needs

  • Basic robots must be assembled before the science animator arrives.
  • The teacher is responsible for ensuring that laptops and robot bricks are charged and working properly before the science animator arrives.
  • Access to electrical outlets is required.
  • Access to a TBI / TNI is required in the room where the workshops will take place.
  • Clear space is needed for the demonstrations at the end of the class.
  • Six teams must be created before the science animator arrives.

Important information

  • This workshop is only offered to schools with SPIKE™ kits.
  • Profaqua is in charge of supplying the activity rugs necessary for carrying out the activity.

Additional charges

  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 90-minute workshops, if there are more than 4 groups on the schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



Date (Please provide at least 2 dates, and if you have any restrictions for certain days of the week.)

Schedule (Please provide the full schedule of your school classes and if you prefer morning or afternoon. Note that a minimum of 5 minutes is required between workshops.)*

Is this reservation part of a MEES measure? *

If the previous answer is yes, please indicate what measure.

Special requests

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