Take your innovation and engineering skills to a whole new level with this multidisciplinary camp combining 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) with electrical and mechanical engineering and object oriented programming.
You start with an industry standard 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tool to draft, design, model and visualize your project (an interactive object). Then you use Arduino, "an open-source electronics prototyping platform," to power your robot with sensors to react to its environment and actuators to act upon it.
You explore the foundations of object-oriented C/C++ and Java™ through the Arduino development environment and Arduino programming language and write the rules that make all the decisions for your robot. Once you are done with all of the above, you will sense the power of code, not just inside the computer screen, but in the real world around you.
At the end of the camp, you will make a video presentation of your project for the world to see. You are also automatically entered into the Think Expo with the chance to personally showcase your project. You also have the option to buy back your Arduino Robot to carry home so you can use it again and again to build new things.
• This camp is most suitable for age 13+ innovators and wizards interested in science & technology, machines & engineering, construction and presentation.
• No prior robotics experience is necessary, construction experience is helpful.
• Apart from the core program, the camp day plan is well rounded and includes several warm up activities, energizers, team building opportunities and creativity contests to make friends and win cool prizes.
• 6 to 12 participants per camp.