Week 1 of 2: First Robotics (Grades 4-7)
Week 2: July 10-14, 2017
Have you ever dreamed of designing, building, and programming your own robot? Have you ever imagined all of the things a robot could do for you – like chores, homework, or walking the dog? At the Summer Robotics Program, campers in 4th through 8th grades will explore the world of robotics from a variety of lenses, ranging from mechanical design to computer programming to real-world applications. We will utilize the LEGO Mindstorms platform used by FIRST Robotics' FIRST LEGO League (FLL) program. FLL allows campers to get excited about science and technology and learn valuable employment and life skills.
Our Summer Robotics Program focuses on a project about the creation and modification of robots to perform specific related tasks and obstacles in a competitive game setting. In our time together campers will also begin to learn 3D design software, such as TinkerCAD and Autodesk Inventor Professional, using consumer grade 3D printers to bring their designs to life. Our campers will learn from the best and brightest members of the Wyvern Robotics Program while building confidence, understanding, and independence in science and technology.
Open to students entering grades 4–7. Minimum class size 8; maximum class size 14.
Program runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Cost: $990; Early Bird Discount $890 until March 15
Instructor: Jeff Carpenter returns to Camp KO Robotics for his fourth season. He is a technology and engineering education teacher and a head coach for middle school FLL robotics. Over the years he has worked with students in a variety of technology-based programs, and he will draw upon his experience working with various robotics platforms including LEGO Mindstorms and VEX among others to help campers achieve and build a passion for technology and learning. Whether serving as coach or a technical and presentation judge in state and regional level FLL competitions, he encourages students to think unconventionally and be open to finding creative and different approaches to problem solving.
While completing a Technology & Engineering Education degree at CCSU, he used his skills in CAD design, machining, 3D printing,electronics, and programming to design and build several human-powered and super-mileage (gas-powered) competition vehicles.
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