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Robotics Summer Camp

Dates:
Week 1: June 15-19, Computer Aided Design
Week 2: June 22-26, Lego Robotics/Programming
Week 3: July 6-10, Design process
Week 4: July 13-17, LED Light Base Electronics Project

Fridays are show and tell day. Parents can arrive at 3:15pm to see their camper show off their work.

Grades: 
6th-8th grades, co-ed

Time: 1:00-4:00pm 

Cost: $225 per session (includes material cost)
$425 for 2 sessions
$625 for 3 sessions
$825 for 4 sessions

*Closed toe shoes required

camp descriptions

Week 1: Computer Aided Design (CAD):
CAD is an essential STEM skill used by engineers to design realistic models of cars and planes and video game designers use it to create life-like worlds and characters. Students will learn Computer-Aided Design using an online CAD application and gain fluency through project-based activities and design challenges. Each student will learn how to design for 3D Printing and will be able to print something they designed using CAD to take home. We will also explore alternative energy sources such as solar, hydrogen, wind, etc. The students will test these concepts using an alternative energy vehicle to demonstrate pros and cons. We are focusing on providing an activity where the students will build something they can take home.

Week 2: LEGO Robotics/Programming:
Robotics will introduce students to both mechanical engineering and computer programming. They will design and build robots using LEGO Mindstorms and use the visual programming interface to learn basic programming. Students will learn to design and incorporate motors, sensors, and the LEGO brick to build and design robots. Students will then program their robot to complete multiple challenges and tasks. Each student will learn how to design for 3D Printing and will be able to print something they can take home. We will also explore alternative energy sources such as solar, hydrogen, wind, etc. The students will test these concepts using an alternative energy vehicle to demonstrate pros and cons. We are focusing on providing an activity where the students will build something they can take home.

Week 3: Design Process:
Students will learn how to utilize the design process to build a design project they can take home.  They will utilize prototyping to test concepts before selecting a concept to pursue.  Using the results and additional concepts presented by camp staff, they will select a design that will satisfy a set of requirements.  The students will then utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) to design elements of their project.  Camp Staff will teach the students how to design parts that can be 3D Printed.  Students will then fabricate parts using a 3D Printer and assemble their project.  The last step will be to test the project to validate it will meet the requirements.  Each student will be able to take their project home after showing it off to their parents on Friday.  We will also explore alternative energy sources such as solar, hydrogen, wind, etc. The students will test these concepts using an alternative energy vehicle to demonstrate pros and cons. 

Week 4: LED Light Base Electronics Project:
Students will learn about electronics and how electrical circuits operate. They will learn how to assemble circuit board components on their very own LED light base project. Each student will learn how to design for 3D Printing and will be able to print something they can take home. We will also explore alternative energy sources such as solar, hydrogen, wind, etc. The students will test these concepts using an alternative energy vehicle to demonstrate pros and cons. We are focusing on providing an activity where the students will build something they can take home.