LYSC Summer Schools: Mars rover (age 13–15)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Friday 23 August

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has already taken place

  • Building a Mars rover from scratch

    Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 13–15


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

This workshop, developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency and the UCLan and Ri YSC in Preston, is a great introduction to programming.

After learning to program a Lego Mindstorms Mars rover, students are challenged to direct their rover across a Martian landscape and recognise a specific site using a colour sensor.

In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to try out different sensors to complete challenges

This workshop will cover the basics of Lego Mindstorms and so is not recommended for students with an intermediate or advanced knowledge on this platform or similar.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year olds only. Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. Please bring your own lunch and drink.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

Ri Young Members receive 15% off workshops

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