Students will learn various aspects of programming, software, and hardware application and engineering in our robotics camps. The camp is split into four distinct modules.
All Modules will be offered each week during Sessions 1-2-3-4-5. Module 4 will not be offered during Session 3. Module 4 is a 5-day long class.
On the first day of each camp, students will be asked to pick any one module per week. Each module is one week in duration and students can only complete one module per week. However, students can sign up for multiple weeks to complete any combination of the four modules.
Module 1: Video Game Production (Scratch)
Students will use the MIT Scratch interface to design and create their own video games. The elementary concepts of programming will be learned using drag-and-drop coding blocks. Students will then learn the analogous real world code that performs the same functions and methods executed by the Scratch programming blocks.
Module 2: Robotics I (Sphero/BB-8)
Students will use various iOS apps to program and control Sphero robots. Participants will face various design challenges and obstacle courses they must solve and navigate through with their robots. Students will also learn the analogous real work code that performs the same functons as the programming blocks used to control the Sphero robots.
Module 3: Robotics II (Lego MindStorms)
Students will use the Lego MindStorm Commander app to program and control MindStorms robots. The week will culminate with a "robot olympics" and a "battle royale" where the robots the students build will compete with one another in a student-designed arena. Students will also learn the analogous real world code that performs the same functions as the programming blocks used to control the MindStorms robots.
Module 4: Computer-Aided Design (CAD) & 3D Printing (Cannot be offered during Session 3, This module is 5 days long)
Students will use various CAD programs to design and create their own 3D objects. Students will work in small teams to lean and understand the process of design. The week will culminate with students 3D printing their designs and a discussion of the real-world applications of CAD, 3D printing, and the larger scope of design in a society.
To Robotics Registrants:
- What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move well.
- What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to camp everyday.
- Where to go on the first day of camp? Library
Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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