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Innovation
Learning Center

 

Innovation Learning Center (ILC) is a state-of-the-art computer laboratory that will be accessible to youth of Rainier Valley and beyond who are interested in robotics and STEAM programs.

ILC Classes

Class information such as start date and time, instructor, any fees, and other details are included in the descriptions below.

Some of our more advanced classes will be prioritizing students who have completed previous courses. For example, students who have completed drone class 1 will be prioritized when they sign up for drone class 2 while students who have not taken drone class 1 will be put on a waitlist if class registration is full. Future class start dates marked "unknown" will be determined by end of the first few classes listed. If you would like to take these classes, please indicate it on the Registration Form and we will contact you once class start date and time have been determined!

 

Lastly, these first classes are based on a first come first serve basis, so please complete your registration form as soon as possible.

Participants must pay class and materials fee for the ILC or be a participant in the Youth Program at FCS

Autonomous Robot Worker

Robotics

  • First class will be Intro to Worker-bots and Block Coding

 

Students will build and use the Driving Base as a modular platform for learning the basics of building and programming autonomous robots. Each lesson introduces a new extension to be built onto the Driving Base. These extensions enable it to detect obstacles, move objects, follow lines, and turn by precise angles. The unit ends with a factory-themed challenge that will put your students’ robotics skills to the test! In these activities students will also learn the basics of block coding.

  • Weekly on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays 

    • Start Date: February 9, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

    • Registration Deadline: February 8, 2022

  • 5 Lessons

  • Instructors: Kris Larsen and Michelle Blanchart from Equity in Education

Engineering Robot Car

Robotic Hand

Robotics

This activity integrates life science with robotics, while incorporating crucial 21st century technical skills like data science, software, mechanical and electrical engineering, for an authentic learning experience. Emphasis is placed on the importance of combining science and technology to reflect the mechanics of the human body.Students will build a robotic glove to control a prosthetic hand that they will print from a 3D printer in the lab.

  • Start Date: TBD

  • Instructor: Kris Larsen and Michelle Blanchart from Equity in Education

Technology Class

FPV Drones

Drone Making

Radio controlled drones are extremely popular and you can get them in all shapes and sizes. In recent years, one specific type of drone has seen a sudden rise in popularity: micro quadcopters. They fit in your palm but can be powered by high-RPM brushless motors and a two-cell Li-Po battery, so they have, potentially, tons of power. Combine it with first-person video transmission (FPV) and you have one amazing flying machine. Students will print the major body components of the drone utilizing on site 3D printers.

  • Multiple classes for final course

    • Start Date: TBD

  • 5 Lessons

  • Instructor: Kris Larsen and Michelle Blanchart from Equity in Education

FPV Drone Making Classes offered at the Filipino Community in Seattle Innovation Learning

Cricut Design

Art

 

The Cricut cutter is a printer like machine that can cut through various materials such as vinyl, paper, cardstock, leather, wood, etc. Students will be able to learn how to utilize the Cricut design space to design their own creation of stickers, cards, 3d figures, shirts, hats, mugs, and practically anything! Creativity and imagination from students will be what drives this class and students can showcase their final project in the end.

  • Start Date: TBD

  • Instructor: Jane Randolph

Innovation Learning Center Cricut Design Class at the Filipino Community of Seattle_edited
Questions?

Email youth@filcommsea.org if you have any questions about any of FCS’s Youth Development programs.