Reflections on Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy (Part 1)

Cortez Deacetis

This week I am attending a 4 1/2 day robotics workshop at Carnegie Mellon University, learning how to teach middle school robotics with the “Lego Spike Prime” robot platform. This is based on the Scratch programming language from MIT, which I love and have been using for over 10 years. In this podcast reflection (from my “Class with Dr. Fryer” channel on Anchor) I share some of the things I have learned from the first two days of the workshop, as well as some of the amazing DARPA robotic projects, prototypes, and other robotics projects housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center, at CMU, where this workshop is being held. Check out the shownotes (below) for links to my Google Doc of notes and other related resources!


  1. CMU Lego Spike Prime Robotics Notes – June 2022 by @wfryer
  2. CMU Robotics Curriculum Homepage
  3. Lego Spike Prime Robot Kit
  4. Voices of DARPA Podcast
  5. My Flickr Album of photos: Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy
  6. My “Class with Dr. Fryer” channel on Anchor

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

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