Millburn Splash

Millburn Splash is a robotics program for elementary and middle school students created by members of the world-champion Millburn VEX Program. In our minds, robotics provides the best and most engaging introduction to STEM topics, while also providing an unparalleled opportunity for learning and growth.



Welcome to Millburn Splash

Millburn Splash is a weekly robotics class taught by members of the Millburn High School Robotics Team, including members of our VEX World Champion team, helping to spread the joy and learning of robotics. We have a unique philosophy: we help out students discover their talents and technique through problem-solving, a necessary skill for higher-level robotics competitions and any projects that our students may eventually undertake.

At Millburn Splash, we use the VEX IQ building system, but in a unique way: we create a cooperative competition that forces our students to innovate, learn, and grow together, while also providing a meaningful goal that our students will work towards. Additionally, our small class sizes ensure that everyone has an opportunity to build, program, and drive their creations.

What is VEX IQ?

VEX IQ is a robotics platform tailored for elementary and middle school students that encourages STEM skills, such as hands-on building and programming abilities. VEX IQ is learned in a cooperative environment that fosters healthy competition in order to keep students engaged and eager to learn. In addition to the technical skills, students will learn about the engineering process and how to properly document their. VEX IQ will help students develop out of the box thinking and foster creativity through the design process of their robots.

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50+

Combined Instructors' Years of Robotics Competition Experience

8

Instructors' World Championships Qualifications

Registration

VEX IQ Classes

$305 / session

  • Support from World-Class Instructors

  • 1 Hour Per Week

  • 8 Classes Per Session

Our Classes

All of our classes are held at Millburn High School in the MILL (the makerspace).
Tentative Dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, and June 5

Build I — Grades 3-7 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — In this class, students will be introduced to some additional build techniques and mechanisms. Throughout this class, we will focus on problem solving, using innovative challenges to display usages for their newfound knowledge.

Build II — Grades 6-8 — 9:30AM - 10:30AM — Throughout these weeks, we will focus on building linkages and holonomic drives, while also learning the programming necessary to control these designs. We will also teach different types of manipulators and intake, along with more complex gearing and movement mechanisms.

Code I — Grades 5-8 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — This class is a student's introduction to sensor usage to control their robot. Throughout the class, students will gain experience with the gyroscope, distance sensor, and line following. Although this class is mostly taught in a graphical environment, the knowledge students gain is easily transferable to any other programming language.

Code II — Grades 7-8 — 9:30AM - 10:30AM — In this programming class, we encourage analytical thinking for our students. We use a text-based programming enviornment for this class to provide additional control over the robots for the students. Instead of teaching algorithms, students will learn how to imagine and design their own control algorithms for their robots. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to code any competition-ready robot's autonomous routines.

Python — Grades 7-8 — 9:30AM - 10:30AM — In this course, kids become familiar with one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages and the various tools associated with it allowing them to collect, analyze and present data as well learning about automation and interacting with real-world services. An introduction to all of these concepts builds the foundations necessary for a student to create their own projects in the future.

Web Development — Grades 4-7 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — Learn to code your own personal website portfolio over an eight-week course using HTML and CSS. The program will explain the basics of HTML, advance to CSS by the 4rd week, and finish up with basic JavaScript in the 6th and 7th week. By the end of the 8th week, each student will have a personal website created with images, buttons, and animations.

Machine Learning — Grades 6-8 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — In this programming class, students will learn the foundations of creating machine learning models as well as learn the fundamental math behind how it works. We will explore state of the art models in fields such as Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Time-Series prediction along with the necessary data preparatory steps. By the end of the course, students should be able to create and implement models from scratch.

All of our classes are held at Millburn High School in the MILL (the makerspace).
Tentative Dates: 11/21, 12/05, 12/12, 12/19, 01/02, 01/09, 01/16, 01/23, 01/30, 02/06

Build I — Grades 3-7 — 9:30AM - 10:30AM — In this class, students will be introduced to some additional build techniques and mechanisms. Throughout this class, we will focus on problem solving, using innovative challenges to display usages for their newfound knowledge.

Build II — Grades 6-8 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — Throughout these weeks, we will focus on building linkages and holonomic drives, while also learning the programming necessary to control these designs. We will also teach different types of manipulators and intake, along with more complex gearing and movement mechanisms.

Code I — Grades 5-8 — 9:30AM - 10:30AM — This class is a student's introduction to sensor usage to control their robot. Throughout the class, students will gain experience with the gyroscope, distance sensor, and line following. Although this class is mostly taught in a graphical environment, the knowledge students gain is easily transferable to any other programming language.

Code II — Grades 7-8 — 11:00AM - 12:00PM — In this programming class, we encourage analytical thinking for our students. We use a text-based programming enviornment for this class to provide additional control over the robots for the students. Instead of teaching algorithms, students will learn how to imagine and design their own control algorithms for their robots. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to code any competition-ready robot's autonomous routines.

All of our classes are held at Millburn High School in the MILL (the makerspace).
Dates: 3/1, 3/8, 3/14, 3/22, 4/19, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 6/7, 6/14

First Time Experience — Grades 3-6 — 9AM - 11AM and 11AM-1PM — This class is perfect for those just starting out with STEM activities; we make sure to start with the basics, but still provide a well-balanced foundation for their later activities. During this class, students will start by building and programming a drivetrain, and then work with their teammates and classmates to create, build, and program a solution for our internal challenge.

Build I — Grades 4-7 — 11:15AM - 1:15PM — In this class, students will be introduced to some additional build techniques and mechanisms. Throughout this class, we will focus on problem solving, using innovative challenges to display usages for their newfound knowledge.

Build II — Grades 6-8 — 9AM - 11AM — Throughout these weeks, we will focus on building linkages and holonomic drives, while also learning the programming necessary to control these designs. We will also teach different types of manipulators and intake, along with more complex gearing and movement mechanisms.

Code I — Grades 4-7 — 9AM - 11AM — This class is a student's introduction to sensor usage to control their robot. Throughout the class, students will gain experience with the gyroscope, distance sensor, and line following. Although this class is mostly taught in a graphical environment, the knowledge students gain is easily transferable to any other programming language.

Code II — Grades 6-8 — 11:15AM - 1:15PM — In this programming class, we encourage analytical thinking for our students. We use a text-based programming enviornment for this class to provide additional control over the robots for the students. Instead of teaching algorithms, students will learn how to imagine and design their own control algorithms for their robots. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to code any competition-ready robot's autonomous routines.

All of our classes are held at Millburn High School in the MILL (the makerspace).
Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/8

First Time Experience — Grades 3-7 — 9AM - 11AM and 11AM-1PM
This class is perfect for those just starting out with STEM activities; we make sure to start with the basics, but still provide a well-balanced foundation for their later activities. During this class, students will start by building and programming a drivetrain, and then work with their teammates and classmates to create, build, and program a solution for our internal challenge.

Compete & Innovate — Grades 4-8 — 9AM-11AM
This is Splash's intermediate level class, meant for students with some STEM or robotics experience. This class will help students further develop their problem-solving skills, while working on a competitive challenge. Cooperating with a teammate, students will learn essential techniques and skills that are necessary for higher level robotics competitions.

Advanced Design and Code — Grades 6-8 — 11AM-1PM
This class is perfect for students with competitive experience, ready to upgrade their skills to the next level! Our program, taught by some of the best builders and programmers in the VEX world, will prepare your student for high-school competitive robotics. Students who excel in this class will be provided with the opportunity to compete in the official VEX IQ competition that may qualify them for state or world level competitions. Throughout these weeks, we will focus on building linkages and holonomic drives, while also learning the programming necessary to control these designs. Additionally, we will cover important programming concepts, and give students their first taste of text-based programming.

Get in touch

Phone

908-858-0369

Email

splash@hackmhs.com

Address

Millburn High School
462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041