Workshops


Workshop registration will open per emails that you will receive if you are a paid registrant for the convention. That will be your only notification for sign up in an attendance limited session. Information on this page is subject to change without notice

Building Sumo Robots with Mindstorms
Led by: Peter Guenther
This is a free form workshop where you can construct a sumo robot for the sumo competition at Brickworld. There will be several Mindstorms & sumo robot experts on hand to assist you in building and programming your robot. There is no limit to participation if you bring your own Mindstorms kit. There will be several kits provided for use (8 NXT kits and 4 EV3 kits) and signup is to work with these kits. Participants should be at least 8 years old. You can work as teams.

(pre-registration required to borrow one of the available Mindstorms kits. No limit to participation and no sign up required if you bring your own Mindstorms kit and parts)
(only one person should sign up if you plan to work as a team with one of the available kits)

Great Ball Contraption Workshop
Led by: Brian Alano & Rafe Donahue
This workshop will introduce you to the construction of a module for the Great Ball Contraption. After completing the build of this module, yours will be added to the GBC for the weekend. Instructions will be provided along with discussion of the important features of a GBC module.

(to actively participate you will need pre-register for kit of parts (limit of 30 kits [max]*)(cost $35) or bring your own kit of parts (list is TBD - do not pre-register if you are bringing your own parts)
(only one person per team should sign up if it will be a team activity building with a purchased kit of parts)

Introduction to Animation
Led by: David Pickett
Building for display is not quite the same as building for cinema… A brick filming primer, this workshop offers a look at the more animated side of the LEGO hobby. Come see a variety of innovative films; learn techniques for set up, construction, and animation with LEGO; and take part in a hands-on demonstration where you can try your hand at bringing minifigs to life.

(no limitations or requirements - no sign up required)

Making "LEGO-like" Capes
Led by: Reed Yaeger
Are you interested how to make capes? Reed has made 100. He will provide the brushes, Matte Acrylic and the instruction.

Participants should bring a Large LEGO bag for your work area for applying the Matte Acrylic. Participants should also visit their local hobby or fabric store and pick up some Broadcloth in the color and amount they feel will fit their need. Participants should also bring the shape of cape they want to make. Reed will bring with me the cape shape he is using for his castle army.

(to actively participate you will need pre-register and bring the materials described above. Signup is limited to 50 people)
 
* - GBC workshop might not have 30 kits available

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Brickworld Chicago 2015
June 17 - 21, 2015
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, Illinois

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