December 2, 2023
December 2, 2023

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Frisch Debuts New Afterschool Robotics Club

Frisch welcomed a brand new robotics club this week to its roster of after school activities.

The club was founded by Mrs. Rifkie Silverman, who was just honored at Frisch’s annual dinner on Saturday night with the Rav Shlomo Kahn Memorial Educator’s Award. The club is greatly benefiting from the guidance of Mr. Steven Paley, a Frisch parent and an inventor, entrepreneur and teacher with over 25 years of experience in business and technology.

Over the next few months, students will learn the fundamentals of robotics, microcontrollers, programming, sensors and actuators. They will build robots with sensor attachments and write computer programs to implement problem-solving algorithms. The course will conclude with a sumobot competition—a sumo wrestling robot competition. Students will use LEGO Mindstorms as the Robotics platform and ROBOTC as the programming language. ROBOTC is a product of Carnegie Mellon University and is C-based programming language adapted specifically to educational robotics.

“Robotics is an exciting multi-disciplinary field that combines engineering, computer science, design, creativity and problem-solving,” said Steve. “I look forward to engaging the students at Frisch in a stimulating, challenging, and fun semester.”

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