VexIQ Robotics

About VEXIQ Robotics

Campers with engage in a series of fun and challenging projects and competitions using the VEX IQ robotics system to build and code their own robotic creations. Using the same building systems and programming language (ROBOTC) our competitive teams use in the fall, campers will learn mechanical and drive systems needed to create robots that move, grab, and lift objects guided by remote control or autonomous code.

The robots abilities will be extended through the use of sensors which can be coded to measure angle, distance, color, and sense touch to extend the robot’s abilities and complete more complex tasks.

The Competitive Robotics camp is a great starting place for kids who wish to join competitive VEX Robotics competitions on their school teams or on teams we sponsor through Young Makers Lab.

This camp is for children ages 9 to 11 & 12-14

A Few Details

What will kids learn?

Your campers will learn & practice note-taking, planning, building, testing, replanning, rebuilding and retesting their robots to complete a complex challenge in a given amount of time.  It will take teamwork, communication, documenting plans and results, and the ability to adapt to changes or unexpected results.

Skills Taught/Practiced

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Sharing of ideas and resources
  • Adapting to new challenges

Why Programming?

Programming is a highly technical endeavor but it doesn't have to be boring. Our instructors make learning object-oriented programming easy, fun, and intuitive. Since campers are bringing home their own computer, the motivation to learn and code in Python is imbedded and strong.

Prerequisites

Campers should have had some experience in coding - Scratch, Code.org, & Hour of Code are great starting blocks.

What's Next?

After taking our Intro to Vex Robotics it seems natural to enroll in more complex and challenging courses including our Competitive Vex Robotics. The Competitive version is intended to prepare teams for our fall season of robotics teams at YML.

2018 Camp Offerings

Boca Raton

Intro to VexIQ
June 25-29 - Intro to VexIQ - Ages 12-14
July 2-6 - Intro to VexIQ - Ages 9-11

Competitive VexIQ
August 6-10 - Ages 9-14
August 13-17 - Ages 9-14