In this one day, 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.
Campers will be presented computer science principles, complete unplugged activities and receive lessons including an introduction to robotics, using mBot with Scratch, the RGB color model, remote controlling a robot and sensory feedback. Students will have fun completing several robot challenges including a team game of mBot soccer at the end of camp.
Your $45 registration includes all instruction, use of computers and accessories, use of robots, materials, snacks and camp souvenirs. Lunch is NOT provided so please plan accordingly by sending a sack lunch with your camper. The Eastview Community Center has a refrigerator for keeping food and drinks cold.
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.