In this introductory robotics camp, students age ten or above use the Scratch block-based visual programming language to program Makeblock mBot robots. This camp also uses the paired programming method in which students work collaboratively in teams of two. In each session of this 14-hour camp, students are presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and receive lessons including an introduction to mBot, using mBot with Scratch, remote controlling a robot, sensory feedback and information processing. Students will have fun playing mBot soccer, balloon pop and completing other robot challenges. Students will also take part in digital citizenship discussions as well as physical activities and snacks between projects.
Your $95 registration includes use of computers and accessories, all materials, daily snacks, drinks and camp souvenirs. Registration for this camp is through Valley Community Center's online camp system. Register
- Youth ages 10 and above
- Introduction to Scratch Class/Camp or equivalent Scratch experience
- Completed online registration form
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Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu
Makeblock is a trademark of Shenzhen Makerworks Co., Ltd. and covers robots and structural parts for personal, educational and hobby use