If we have a returning camper don’t worry they can go to advanced topics with their own second level instructor
This camp is intended for 10 year olds with some exception for really attentive 9 year olds and up.
Drop off is at 8 am, pick up no later than 5 pm.
Lunch will not be provided
The class will start on Monday with a fun printing task to design and build something small from scratch using Fusion360. We will discuss how a 3D printer works and show the parts of a 3D printer.
Next, we will design a 3D car build that is big enough to fit our R/C cars.
We will talk about safety and rules for the next days, safety updates will be made throughout the day periodically while we do any of the lab sessions and during orientation
We will end the day looking at various robot videos and applications for automation.
The theme is basic circuits, we will talk about volts, amps and power, resistance and capacitance. We will build different breadboard circuits building up on base concepts onto advanced circuits.
We will end the day with a challenge and watch some videos throughout the day about electronics history and future electronics.
Advanced circuits and electronics will take us through micro-controllers, microchips and miniature motherboards.
We will build the car and start on the coding aspects of making the car move so we will be talking about robotics and automation.
We will program the car to go around the yard at a reasonable speed.
We will watch car automation videos and have a little homework to design a robot on paper that can handle a task and talk about what it will need to be able to do and how you would build it.
Demonstrate your designed robot concept.
We will write a program to control the cars using a mobile phone, either iOS or Android depending on computers available.
We will start by writing a program to connect to the car through Bluetooth and do basic forward, backward, left and right button actions. I will review each car code and add a little preventive code to it to ensure there are no mishaps.
Safety and Instructions
Electricity and Electronics
Swift and Python
Monday to Friday 8-5pm
Bring your own lunch
Ideal for 12-18 year olds
Advanced topics for returning campers