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Robotics Summer Camp

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Grades: 6th-8th, Co-Ed
Dates:
Week 1: June 17-21, Lego Robotics/Programming
Week 2: June 24-28, Computer Aided Design
Week 3: July 8-12, Robot Build
Week 4: July 15-19, Electronics Project

All weeks will include 3D Printing & Alternative Energy

Time: 8:30am-11:30am

Cost: $175 per week (includes material cost)

*Closed toe shoes required

camp descriptions

Week 1: 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 aspects of 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 2: 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 SketchUp or Autodesk Inventor (based on skill level) and gain fluency through project-based activities and design challenges. Each student will learn aspects of 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 3: Robot Build:
Using a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering skills, students will to learn how to design, assemble and program their very own robot. By using the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve), students will break down a problem, design a solution, and ultimately build a small robot. Each student will learn aspects of 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 4: Electronics Project:
Students will learn about electronics and how electrical circuits operate. They will learn to program using an engineering prototyping platform such as an Arduino. Each student will learn aspects of 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.