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Introduction to Robotics Camp: Makeblock mBot

  • 10/20/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Eastview Community Center, 4101 East 42 Street, Des Moines Iowa
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Registration

  • Register one student for this YouthCode camp

Registration is closed

mBot icon 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.

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Prerequisites

  • Youth ages 10 and above
  • Experience with keyboard and mouse
  • Introduction to Scratch class/camp or equivalent Scratch experience
  • Completed online registration with $45 fee

Policies

  • Entire registration fee refunded if cancelled 7 days before camp
  • Camp will be cancelled if less than six students are registered
  • Program Policy and Release including discipline policy

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.

YouthCode is a program of Impacting The Next Generation Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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