This 3-day robotics camp runs 4 hours per day and costs $75. We are limited to 6 campers since each participant will build and program their own robot to maximize hands-on work with the Vex parts. This is a weakness of other more expensive robotics camps where participants are placed in large groups and may get little actual hands-on. This camp emphasizes the engineering design and planning process - and there will be enough equipment for each person to experience every aspect of the process hands-on.
Lecture: Robot Concepts and Development/Build Process
Lecture and demo: Center of Gravity
Lecture and demo: Motors and Gears
Activity: Beginning the Build process: “Square Bot”
Lecture and Demo: Controlling the Robot – Sensors, programming and driving
Activity: Continue the Build process with yout ”Square Bot”
Lecture and demo: Customizing the robot with personalized subsystems
Lecture and demo: Competition and Game Strategy
Activity: Practice for mini-competition
Family and Guest Activity: attend and enjoy the mini-competition*
* Competition of square bots - certificates and prizes to the final winner and runner ups.
Family and siblings are invited to attend.
Note: Green Orientation is not a pre-requisite for Robotics camp. Kids will be using hand tools (screwdriver/wrench/pliers), and any machine work will be done by adult members.