Coding Robotics (intermediate) (June 22– 26)$499
About this course
Coding with VEX Robotics
Campers will learn intermediate coding skills with robotics. They will perform the advance task and gain new badges by utilizing robot sensors and learn engineering skills. This camp will help to transition to text-based coding to written coding.
VEX Robotics Curriculum has been created by Carnie Mellon Robotics Academy to teach STEM. We are specifically using Virtual Robotics plus project-based VEX IQ hardware which is the VEX IQ Robotics starter kit for elementary students during our project time.
Hours: 9:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Late pick-up purchase is available)
Location: Nixon Elementary School, Palo Alto, CA
Materials: All materials provided including robots and PC.
Ages: 8-11 years of old.
8:50-9am - Greeting
9-9:30 am - Team Building/Leadership Activities
9:40-10:50 am - Course Time
10:50-11:00 am - Snack Time
11:00-12:10 pm - Course Time
12:10-1:30 pm - Lunch / Outdoor Play
1:30-2:15 pm - Arts&Crafts Time
2:30-3:00 pm - Fun with Math/CS
For extended Care (Require Seperate Registration)
3:00-4:15 pm - Snack Time/Outdoor Play
4:15-5 pm - Math/CS Board Game Time
5-5:30 pm - Pick Up
Here are some highlights of our robotics program:
Advance coding skills: We teach RobotC programing language which is graphical programming with the capability of transitioning to text-based coding. We will primarily be using virtual robotics to implement our code.
Skill Building: We teach STEM, leadership, collaboration, innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
Transitions to competition level robotics: As students progress with follow up courses, they may join and participate in nationwide competitions.
Future potential to acquire certification from Carnegie Mellon University: As enthusiastic students progress with follow up courses they may accomplish a higher level to be able to apply for a certificate from Carnegie Mellon with a $50 fee.
Students will be able to build a college portfolio as they earn badges through VEX curriculum that continues through high school.
Projects in the summer camp:
Students will learn how robots work. Students will learn to control virtual and physical robots with codes. Students will perform simple projects where they will perform multiple independent tasks involving controlling sensors (color sensor, touch LED sensor, gyro sensor, distance sensor, bumper switch and motor encoders). Students will become confident and competent in robotics.