At YouthCode robotics classes and camps, students learn basic computer science and robotics concepts while programming computers. All of our instructor-led robotics classes and camps use robots designed specifically for education. All classes and camps include instruction, unplugged activities and hands-on project time for students to apply their new knowledge and skills.
NOTE: Registration for all Valley Community Center summer camps are through MyOnlineCamp.
In this introductory robotics camp, students use Scratch to program Makeblock mBot robots. Students will have fun playing mBot soccer, balloon pop and completing other robot challenges. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required; Age 10+]
LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3
Make LEGOs come to life using the EV3 LEGO® brick controller, motors, sensors and LabVIEW software while completing missions on an official FIRST® LEGO League competition table. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required; Age 10+]
As an introduction to robotics, students use Scratch and a Finch robot to learn basic concepts such as control, sensory feedback and information processing. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required.]
There are currently no scheduled classes or camps.
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.
LEGO and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not endorse or sponsor the YouthCode program.
FIRST LEGO League is a registered trademark of FIRST (firstinspires.org) which is not overseeing, involved with, or responsible for this activity.
The LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS is a trademark of National Instruments.
The Finch is manufactured by BirdBrain Technologies LLC under license from Carnegie Mellon University.