LEGO® fans will build remote-control LEGO projects, as well as learn coding with Botley - one of the coolest new robots around.
Exciting Remote-Control Builds
Campers build, play with and engineer these projects:
Snowmobile with treads
Hopping rabbit with cams
Mars Rover, with 6 wheels, moves in all directions
Combine harvester that ”cuts” crops
Ranger jeep that treks up and down ramps
Great Intro to Coding!
Campers team-up to program Botley to get through mazes, push objects, follow lines, and even play soccer and bowling.
Students code movement by pressing buttons on a hand-held device, learning about logic, loops and conditional (if/then) actions.
What Parents Are Saying –
“My son would come home each day beyond excited to share what he learned or made. I was so impressed with the level of building for their age. He loved it!” – Parent of a Burlingame camper
“The teachers were friendly and organized. My son got to know how an energy source can be used to drive a motor. The concept of energy conversion is abstract and remote to a child. When they learned through play and work with physical LEGO blocks, it became clearer and easier for them.” – Parent of a Milpitas camper
“TechKnowHow camp has been a great experience! It is a great place for creative, constructive and fun learning. We liked the instruction sheets, teacher guidance, use of videos and the classroom setting.” – Jineet, Parent of a 1st grader
“I think the camp definitely enhanced my son's creative play with LEGOs and independence. The day seemed well structured and he had a lot of fun.” – Parent of a Campbell camper
Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
12:30-12:45 Project overview, discussion and team-building
12:45-2:10 Build and test projects
2:10-2:30 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
2:30-3:15 Build, customize, test, and play with creations
3:15-3:30 Clean-up & review
If desiring a full day camp (9-3:30) this class can be taken with the Time Travelers class, which includes a supervised lunch recess.(campers bring lunch)
Activities and Take Homes
Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Creative engineering techniques, Incorporating IR (infrared) receivers into projects to allow for remote-control operation, Coding, Logical thinking and Problem-solving skills while solving missions with a programmable robot and digital apps.
Students take home a mini LEGO® building kit and camp t-shirt. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class.