Return of the 'bots


The Ozobots will be making a comeback at the Becker County Museum later this month.


No, that's not the latest techno music group on the scene; rather, Ozobots are tiny robots that can be programmed to perform everything from the most basic tasks to much more complicated feats of technology.

The little 'bots were a huge hit at the museum's first-ever Robotics Camp, held this past August. In fact, all slots for both morning and afternoon sessions at the camp were filled, so the museum's staff decided to host some additional mini-camps for kids aged 7-14 during the week of Dec. 26-28, when most local students will be home from school.

"The mini-camp will run from Dec. 26-28, with sessions for kids between ages 7-10 from 9 to 11 a.m., and kids between ages 11-14 from 1 to 3 p.m.," says Becky Mitchell, the museum's executive director. "It's open to kids who came to our summer camp, or have other prior robotics experience, and to first-timers as well. We will be able to accommodate both.

"Then on Saturday, Dec. 29, we'll have another 'Mini-Me Robotics Camp' for kids ages 4-6 and their parents, from 10 a.m. to noon," she added. 

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