Jedi Robotics and Game Design Academy Ages 8 - 11
9 am - 3:30 pm

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

In a galaxy not so far away, students design motorized and robotic creatures and vehicles from the Star Wars® movies using LEGO® components. We'll use motors along with WeDo® 2.0 motion and tilt sensors to bring our creations to life! Design an AT-AT walker with laser sounds. Build an X-wing and Y-wing craft that you can cotrol with a remote. Create an AT-ST and learn how to make walking LEGO® creations. We'll even create a pilot training center where you can simulate X-wing and Tie fighter pursuits. Plus, build your own Star Wars®-themed creations.

In the afternoon, students design two Star Wars-themed computer games while learning coding fundamentals with Scratch® software. You'll learn the keys of computer science, from loops to if/else statements, logical operators, and variables using Scratch®'s code blocks.

Students will take home their games to play at home with Scratch®, free software by the MIT Media Lab. Games are compatible on PC and Mac computers.

What Parents Are Saying –

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 Star Wars® projects
  • 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 Star Wars®-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®, Problem-solving and Creative thinking

Take Homes
Students take home a mini LEGO® building kit, 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.

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