Robotic Zoo
robots summer camp;robotics projects

Duration:

One Week Workshop.

Track:

Open-ended Theme-based Projects — Grade 4 to 6

Description

Create a mega–fun robotic zoo! You will have hours of fun with these animal-like models that walk and crawl! How about incorporating sensors that give these creatures the intelligence to sense the environment?

Students learn about the importance of modularization in programming. All instructions focus on building the students' 3D spatial skills and analysis within the functions of each module. They will learn how to create strong yet elegant mechanisms with the Technic system. Instructions are not doled out in spoon-feeding style, but in a way that stimulates understanding, thinking outside the box, and creating your own structure.

They learn the importance of understanding the functionalities of a "module," then they will have the opportunity to be creative with constructive disciplines. Various levels of Mathematics will be involved, depending on each individual project.

Prerequisites:

  • Must enjoy challenging the mind and being creative.
  • Must enjoy mathematics.
  • Must enjoy analyzing intricate problems.
  • Must be willing and able to work with others.

Learning Tools:

  • Hardware — LEGO® Mindstorms™
  • Software - Graphical RobotC©

Take Home:

Student's own Engineering Journal Log Book.