Winter and Summer Childrens Tech Camps

HOW COOL IS THAT! A Venus Flytrap Robot!
Students create a Venus Flytrap with LEGO® components, and then add a motion sensor and motor. The motion sensor is an active infrared (IR) sensor - one of the sensor's "eyes" emits a light signal that bounces off an object and is detected by the other eye. Students program the trap to close when an object is within close range of the sensor.


Pokémon & Cool Creatures Robotics and Game Coding
Ages 7-9


All New Projects for 2018!

9am - 3:30pm

Campers gain hands-on skills in building, coding and robotics through projects with a Pokémon and animal theme.

Build Motorized and Robotic Creatures: Students will build creatures that move, and learn how to control motors, activate sensors and program instructions with code blocks using LEGO® WeDo software. Projects include a walking robot dog and motion-sensing Venus fly trap! Campers also build motorized projects such as Bunnelby, the hopping rabbit, Toothless the dragon, and the Bulbasaur Pokémon.

Create Games by Coding: Design three fun Pokemon or animal-themed computer games while learning coding fundamentals. You'll learn about loops, if/else statements, logical operators, and variables using Scratch®'s code blocks, the perfect introduction to the world of computer science. You'll even make a soccer game with animal characters controlled by mouse movement! And, the best thing is that you can take home your games to play with friends and family on any Windows or Mac computer.

Team Activities: Broaden robotics skills with a team project experience - programming the Sphero robotic ball to move through a maze to catch a Pokémon! The ball, with its gyroscope and lights, matches a pokeball and the students work as a team to code in some creative actions and personality for it.

Crazy Animations: We'll end the week by making talking computer characters, from a dog to a character such as Pikachu or a Minecraft chicken. It's called facial animation and leads to some cool and funny videos.



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Robotics ages 5 - 7

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule

  • 9:00-9:15 Project overview, key concepts and team-building
  • 9:15-10:20 Build robotic and motorized creatures
  • 10:20-10:40 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 10:40-12:00 Program, customize, test, and play with creations
  • 12:00-12:30 Supervised lunch break (campers bring lunch)
  • 12:30-2:10 Create a Pokémon® or animal themed game using Scratch® software
  • 2:10-2:30 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 2:30-3:15 Continue game design + morning project (time permitting)
  • 3:15-3:30 Clean-up & review
Robotics ages 5 - 7

Activities and Take Homes

Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Robotics, Robotics Programming with WeDo® and Scratch® Software, Engineering ‑ Using Motors, Gears and Sensors, Intro to Computer Science with Scratch®, Game Design, Facial Animation, Problem-solving and Creative thinking

Take Homes
Students take home their games on a USB drive, and camp t-shirt. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class.

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Pokémon & Other Cool Creatures Camps located in San Francisco

City

Location

Date

Availablility

San Francisco

Holy Trinity

July 2 - 6(No Camp on Wed.)
August 6 - 10


Full

San Francisco

Marin Prep

July 16-20
July 23 - 27

Almost Full
Full