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Robotics - Gr 6-8

In this major, students will explore the emerging science of robot mechanics as they build and program their robot from scratch, remotely control it, experiment with light and pressure sensors, create drive trains for varying terrains, and play robotic sports.

Students will use the VEX robotics platform, the world’s premier classroom robotics platform.   We will begin by building a chassis - our robot needs a stable structure to provide physical support and like a skeleton, it holds everything in place and is the building block from which other systems can be added.   Next, we will mount motors to the chassis and add wheels and gears to complete the drive system so our robot can move as we learn about speed and torque.

As we build and program our robots, we will explore electrical circuits and built power (batteries) as well as communications systems (radio controller) for our robots.  As we employ design thinking we will learn about the engineering process to brainstorm, design, construct, test, and redesign as we used our robots to solve problems.   Finally, we will enhance our robots with sensors, robotic arms, and programming as we test their capabilities in several early challenges, including terrain challenge and a transportation challenge!  Our week will culminate in a finale presentation challenge of designing a robotics sport competition! 


Robotics - Gr 6-8 - Staff Profiles

Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2018 staff.

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.



Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jul 1st - Jul 7th 6th - 8th Stanford University $1,775.00 – $2,485.00
Jul 8th - Jul 13th 6th - 8th UC Berkeley $1,685.00 – $2,385.00
Jul 22nd - Jul 27th 6th - 8th UCLA $1,685.00 – $2,385.00