About mBot Robotics
Your children will build their own mBot – a fun but powerful robot with motors, sensors, and the ability to be programmed using the Scratch programming language from MIT (the same language we use in our Video Game Programming courses). Campers will bring their robot home at the end of the camp. Your children will learn by completing a series of fun challenges that will allow them to teach their ‘bot to do surprisingly complex things.
This camp is for children aged 7 to 14 and the camps are segregated by ages 7 to 10 and 11 to 14.
A Few Details
Building: Your kids will use screwdrivers, wrenches, bolts, nuts, screws, gears, motors, and more to build their own mBot robot.
Activities: Your children will learn to program their robots to move and to react to its surroundings using light and distance sensors.
Purposeful: By using hands-on robotics, students will gain a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications, AND your children take home their robot at the end of the course!
- Computer coding
- Critical thinking
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Basic building concepts
Why mBot, why Programming?
Computer programmers continue to top the list of top earners in the professional fields. Schools today are not equipped to teach high level coding skills and this has created a huge demand for programmers that isn't likely to be filled anytime soon. Children who learn programming now will be in a position to land high paying jobs in the future.
mBot is a prefect step-up tool to advanced coding for our soon to be app builders, web designers, robotic programmers! Your children will take home their robot where they can continue to develop programs and expand its capabilities.
Although it is not required, we do suggest your children, prior to this course, take our Video Game Programming, or similar course. The programming aspect of mBot is based on the MIT software known as Scratch.
After taking our mBot course we try to point our 11 to 14 year old children in the direction of learning more complex computer coding though our Minecraft Modding course, Web Building, Drone Camp, or our series of course in Rasperry Pi offered through our sister company Young Makers Lab.
2017 Camp Offerings
June 19-24 - Ages 7-10
July 24-28 - Ages 11-14
July 10-14 - Ages 11-14
July 17-21 - Ages 7-10