In this week’s Robotics Camp, campers in grades 1st to 3rd embarked on an exciting journey into the world of robotics, programming, and engineering. Throughout the camp, these budding engineers explored the fascinating realm of robots, gaining invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience. They not only learned about various types of robots but also had the opportunity to create their own unique designs inspired by nature through the concept of biomimicry.
Equipped with iPads and coding apps, the students delved into the fundamentals of programming robots. Through engaging coding exercises, they acquired a wealth of knowledge and practical skills. Learning an array of vocabulary words specific to robotics, the campers expanded their technical lexicon, empowering them to articulate and understand the nuances of this exciting field.
Moreover, the campers had the opportunity to interact with many distinct robots, each presenting its own set of challenges. Navigating these robots through intricate mazes, the students honed their problem-solving skills and improved their spatial awareness. They even gained proficiency in controlling robots equipped with grippers, successfully manipulating objects like bottles with precision and finesse.
The campers’ learning experience extended beyond the digital realm as they delved into the realm of hands-on robotics. They crafted their own robot hands. With these hands-on projects, the students gained a deeper understanding of the mechanics behind robotic appendages.
To cap off their incredible journey, the campers embarked on a creative endeavor. They constructed, decorated, and set loose their very own doodle bots, robots designed to create unique art pieces. Witnessing their creations come to life, the students experienced the joy of combining art and technology in a playful and imaginative manner.
The Robotics Camp proved to be an invaluable experience for the young campers, igniting their curiosity and passion for robotics, programming, and engineering. They not only learned the fundamental concepts but also applied their knowledge through practical projects, empowering them to become the innovators of the future. With newfound skills, a deeper understanding, and a creative spark, these young minds are well on their way to shaping the world through the marvels of robotics.