The Burdekin Library will become the robotics hub of the Shire after securing FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics 2016 grant from the State Library of Queensland.
Burdekin Library Manager John Scott said Council would receive LEGO® Mindstorms equipment, one-year FIRST® LEGO® League registration and kit, and a full-day training session.
“The State Library of Queensland has also awarded us with $1500 to offset staff costs and provide resources for robotics workshops,” he said.
“This is really exciting for us and the Burdekin community, especially our local youth as they will be the major benefactors.
“The FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics workshops will provide students with the knowledge and skills to build and program a robot.”
Mr Scott said Council would also apply to the State Library for a coding and robotic grant to complement the work being done with FIRST® LEGO®.
“These sorts of workshops are really what Ideas@108 is all about – giving the community the chance to innovate and learn relevant technology,” he said.
“We are giving our youth the opportunity to learn about robotics, something that is usually only available in large regional centre or cities.
“Details of the workshops will follow once we have more information about the package.”