Target Audience:Students entering the 7th - 12th grade (2011-2012 school year) who would like to learn how to use mobile robots
Justification: This will give attendees exposure to problem solving techniques necessary for programming; introduces attendees to the introductory programming concepts; and will provide attendees the opportunity to apply the principles to specific problems in such disciplines as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Date: Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. all four days
Cost: $225 per person; includes lunch each day
This day camp will introduce participants to the construction and operation of mobile robotic platforms. Participants will learn to construct and control robots in a specified setting using sensors and actuators to interact with environmental objects. Mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles will be investigated with current technology to explore various applications using a team-based learning approach. Participants will design and construct their own solutions for a variety of situations using sound, touch, light, and specialized sensors to control motors and other actuators. Various planning, design, and implementation strategies will be introduced and explored. Teams may present their solutions in a demonstration or competition venue.
Those successfully completing the course will be able to: