Minecrafter’s Lab: LEGO® Robotics and Minecraft® Creative Building Ages 7-9
9 am-3:30 pm

This is a 2017 summer camp.
2018 summer camps will be updated in January 2018.

Learn about robotics as you create projects from Minecraft® using LEGO® components. You’ll make a shelter with controllable gadgets, a mine with a working pulley system, a launcher to ward off creepers, a cave with a motorized elevator, and other Minecrafty designs! Operate them all with programs that you create with WeDo® and Scratch® software.

Then, in the afternoon, explore Minecraft® in Creative Mode, building projects which teach how to design and power machines, use physics to make working gadgets, make interactive entertainment such as games and dance floors, build traps, construct architecture, create sustainable farms and more. You’ll get some new building and strategy knowledge, and do plenty of creative design and engineering!



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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 vehicles and machines
  • 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 Minecraft®-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

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®, Problem-solving and Creative thinking

Take Homes
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.

Camp Schedule                           

Minecrafter's Lab Camps located in San Francisco

City

Location

Date

Availablility

San Francisco

Holy Trinity

San Francisco

Marin Prep

San Francisco

Shepherd of the Hills