Animatronics: Where Engineering & Art Collide

Animatronics is the use of engineering and art to develop animated electronic creatures. In this course, you'll work in teams to animate toys by designing movement, customizing appearance and making your creatures interactive. We’ll also explore simple mechatronics — the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering that’s behind robotic and other systems. 

Who It's For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 


Andy Peterson combines his extensive background in the studies of engineering, electronics and art to create multidisciplinary workshops for middle school students that rely on creativity and problem solving. He is the founder of Seattle Robotic Arts!, an after-school program for adolescents in South Seattle. In addition to teaching youth in private and public school settings, he has taught visual art at Washington State University and Seattle Pacific University.

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