Bridge Academy

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Robotics: Level B  

Teacher: Ashley Knickerbocker  (

Description:  Ready to take your 6th - 8th grade students' electronics and programming skills to the next level? Level B is the second level in the Introduction to Robotics series. This course is designed to build on the electronics and programming skills learned in Introduction to Robotics: Level A. Students will expand their knowledge of coding to control electrical components, including projects involving integrated circuits, switches, and sensors. This class follows Introduction to Robotics: Level A, and it is a great way to prepare students for high school STEM and Technology classes.

*Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotics: Level A

  •  Work administratively with files, folders, and directories.
  •  Continue to expand coding knowledge to include functions, advanced liscommands, logical operators, while 
  •  true loops, advanced string techniques, try/except/finally, and multithreaded operations.
  •  Understand pulse width modulation.
  •  Learn to work with new types of switches, a matrix-style keypad, potentiometers, phototransistors,
     infrared sensors, RFID readers, temperature sensors, an I2C display, and ultrasonic range sensors.
  •  Learn to use Github and adjust for various versions of Python.
  • Work with an analog-to-digital converter integrated circuit.
  •  Continue to improve troubleshooting skills for both electrical circuits and computer programs.
  •  Continue to gain the skills to independently tackle projects found online.

Supplies Needed:      will need Level B kit AND Level A kit 
  •  Toolbox/Carrier for component parts
  •  2 AA Batteries
  •  Some additional parts/supplies may be needed over the course of the class (such as batteries)

Copy/Supply fee: $20.00 (check written to Ashley Knickerbocker due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)

Annual tuition: $360.00 ($36.00/month for 10 months, August- May or $40.00/month if prorated)

revised 3/3/2020

Ashley Knickerbocker
B.S. in History

Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County, and now enjoys life with her husband, David and their three boys, Nathan (13), Justis (11) and Joshua (5). She homeschools her children, who attend Bridge Academy. She has a history degree from VCU and a certification in personal training. Her teaching experience began at ICCS Preschool during college and she has continued teaching both at home and in classroom settings since then. She taught art and PE as an enrichment course for Classical Conversations for 6 years and served as a CC lead teacher for 2 years before coming to Bridge Academy. She worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for eleven years at Chester Fitness. Both she and her boys love Bridge Academy and look forward to being a part of this coop for years to come!