Entering Grades 3 - 6
Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! In this full week of half-days camp learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing, line-tracking, solar powered and programmable robots! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use their components to explore and react to what is around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you!
Each camper will build and take home their own Robot and Snap Circuits (pictured above) at the end of the week!
The Kingii Dragon Robot, (chalamydosaurus kingii, or frilled lizard), is a smart super lizard with artificial intelligence. When the robot feels threatened, it gapes its mouth, flashes its eyes, and dramatically spreads and flaps its frill (pleated material that encircles its head) in a threatening manner! If that doesn't scare you away, it turns around, and its front and back legs erratically move as if it were scampering away from danger. Fun to build, the Kingii Dragon Robot by OWI has an infrared sensor that is programmed to react to different types of movement based on which setting it's on. It might act shocked, try to bluff its attacker, or even approach you like a pet lizard when it doesn't sense danger!
fundamentals of robotics will be reviewed, analyzing robot anatomy and
discovering how each of their components works. Introduce Engineers and
their importance in our everyday lives. Study Simple Machines and their
use in mechanics. Children will begin to construct their very own robot
to take home at the end of the week
Reverse Engineering - Day 2
Electrical Engineering - Day 3
Illumination Engineers - Day 4
Robot Engineers - Day 5