Robots do the jobs that humans can't, such as exploring the surface of other planets and accidentally vacuuming the backyard. Construct your own fearless friend with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a two-hour Lego robotics workshop at RoboHullaBaloo in Senoia (a $50 value). The workshop will be held Saturdays, May 28, June 11, and June 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the red barn at the Veranda Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn.
RoboHullaBaloo whets the engineering appetites of scienteers ages 9 through 14 during Lego workshops that consist of robot constructing and programming. Maria Beaty helms the cyborg-crafting sessions, scooping from a vast brain barrel of expertise collected over 14 years of fine-arts teaching and coaching of the First Lego League. During the first hour, students carpenter a robotic buddy out of Legos and Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, taking inspiration from the Greek myth about the goddess who built a servant out of interlocking plastic parts. Beaty then covers basic programming in order to help students control their newly formed vessels. The workshops foster close interaction between student and tutor, as RoboHullaBaloo limits class sizes to only 20 android-animating students.