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Robotics Club

  • Tuesdays, January 10-Feb 28, 6-7pm
  • Learn the basics of robot coding & building a robot using Legos.
  • Cost for members $30; non-members $45
  • Ages 7-12
  • Minimum participants needed: 7
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Bridges Club

  • Mondays, February 6-February 27, 6-7pm
  • Four weeks to test your engineering ability to design a bridge that can hold the most weight.
  • Cost for members: $30; non-members $45
  • Ages 7-12
  • Minimum participants needed: 9
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Glider Club

  • Tuesdays, April 4-April 25, 6-7:30pm
  • Learn about aerodynamics and design your own balsawood glider that you can take home with you.
  • The group will also create a large glider.
  • Cost for members $30; non-members $45
  • Ages 7-12
  • Minimum participants needed: 8
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Rockets Club

  • Saturdays, April 1-29, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Learn about science behind rocket propulsion and how to design and flyer your own rocket. Includes the rocket and engine.
  • Cost for members $30; non-members $45
  • Ages 7-12
  • Minimum participants needed: 7
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Ada Lovelace Society – Girl’s Robotics Club

The Peoria YMCA is proud to present the Ada Lovelace Society! This group is for home-schooled girls, aged 9-14. It combines technology, learning and fun. Working together, they will solve challenges, learn about new technology and apply it to the world around them. The Ada Lovelace Society members will also participate in the FIRST LEGO League.  

  • When: Mondays, Dec. 12th-March 27th
  • Time: 1:30-2:30pm
  • Who: Girls ages 9014
  • Cost: Members-$25, Non-members-$35
  • Register: Online registration is available, click here.  Or call our Membership Desk on 309 692 7631.

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Who is Ada Lovelace

The name of the Girl’s Robotics Group was chosen for a specific reason.

Ada Lovelace, according to Wikipedia, was an English mathematician in the late 1800s.  Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer. The Peoria Y’s Girl’s Robotics Club thought she was a fitting role model for the group!

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