Robotics Camp

Age 7-14

30 Hours Course

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Winter Camp Info:

Location: 26 Haslucks Green Rd, B90 2EL

Duration: 5 Days | 1st January – 5th January

Price: £150

Robotics Camp where creativity, learning and fun await.

Camp Schedule

All Camps: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm

Day 1

Understand how voltage is stored in a battery and how it flows in a circuit paying attention to its properties with a motor.

 

Discover the concept of electrical polarity with LEDs and control them with button and switches via the aid of a breadboard.

Day 2

Utilise a sensor to control circuits and distinguish between inputs and outputs.

 

Discover the effect of high voltage and learn how to control it with resistors.

Day 3

Control a motor with a light sensor to develop an understanding of electrical properties balance in circuits. Introduce the importance of transistors.

 

Use a motherboard to control motors by finding the relationship between its inputs and outputs.

Day 4

Experiment the differences of a series and parallel connections of components.

 

Recap session to prepare them to their final project.

Day 5

Design and plan their electronic car and start assembling it.

 

Complete the mechanical and electronic aspect of their car and make it react after detecting an obstacle. Prepare for a final competition amongst students.

Our Students in Action!

Hands-On Learning

Your child will get to build and program real robots, igniting their passion for STEM.

Creative Exploration

Your child will get to build and program real robots, igniting their passion for STEM.

Safe and Fun

Your child will get to build and program real robots, igniting their passion for STEM.

FAQs

How long are your summer camps?

Our Summer Camps are 1 week intensive courses where participants will learn how to design, programme, build and take home their very own robot. 

As a parent, do I have to do anything?

Other than booking your child’s place, all we ask is that you come on time each day. We’ll take care of the rest.

Do I need to bring any equipment?

We supply all the equipment and take care of all the extra component costs. Including the price of the Robot you will take home!

Where do the summer tech camps take place?

The summer camps all take place at our centre in Shirley, Solihull. Click here for directions.

Still Not Sure? Try a Free Workshop

We offer a complementary & interactive workshop session. It's the perfect opportunity for your child to dip their toes in the exciting world of robotics.

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ROBLOX

Course Overview

Roblox has been the most popular gaming platform to children in the last 5 years, and things don’t seem to be changing. Many of these games are scripted in Lua, a very easy language to use compared to other programming languages. This brings us an opportunity to reimagine a lot of things about scripting games, and apply it in our course. Children will learn how to build machines using software, and make them do the tasks they ask them to do, all the while strengthening their logical thinking skills. If this isn’t enough, they will learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming languages too, since Lua is one of them itself.

Course Breakdown

1 → 3

Initially, we must understand the importance of tracking key phrases when designing apps. – know how a visual coding IDE is typically laid out, what these IDEs produce [w/ some practical works], and master the correct usage for programming use. These are the kinds of questions which will become simplified: what is hierarchy? what counts as an object? what functions can we copy?

4 → 6

Knowledge at this stage is enough that we can get learn calculations in programming to interact with objects and choose the favoured appearance.
Through this, the learners will get to know the most fundamental things in reserved syntax. make a simple digital timer.

7 → 9

Next, we understand variation and functions. – the ‘do’ keyword – using it to manipulate a variable unlocks a lot of possibility. Simulating a windmill that produces flour with a simple button switch.

10 → 12

Lastly, we design. Usefulness is there in machine simulation, but it’s nothing without design. Simulating a hamster wheel with a speed up selection, and engaging learners in a competition to do this will add skill to their arsenal, at the very least in communicating with others in a proper manner, and with at least a level of confidence higher than before. We will finish by explaining the link between the 11 lessons prior and programming as an industry.

Robotics

Course Overview

Robots have motherboards that we have a lot of control over, in fact, pure control. This course will give young people a handy and fun way to see hundreds of ways in which we can use these robots and the things they’re made from.
For years, we’ve closely monitored the British Curriculum on Computing, we’ve crafted a course to genuinely engage young people in the UK in using the biggest robotics ecosystem in the world, generally making them smarter and teaching them key skills. Hundreds of modules can be attached to robots. A ‘project’ can be designed after picking a couple of these modules that work together, even something simple like a temperature measuring roof, for example. Using just the Arduino Uno board and our resources, all of this is made easy, and the learners will leave the course able to craft many robotic systems.

Course Breakdown – A Digital Mind

This course will be heavily based on our solid robo-box. The robo-box features the Arduino board, wires, and all relevant components to the course. It also contains a guide (for home-learning) with extra on-demand help. The same box is used for in-centre learning too, which is a slightly different course but only in delivery (the course breakdown is similar). The box features compartments for the different components, and more compartments for the cables and the motherboard, all labelled. This will allow the box to be re-usable, forming a zero-waste product.

1 → 3

Introductory lessons will introduce the learner to champion powering on an electronic circuit with multiple methods, and connecting components to a power source. We will then get to know answers to many fundamental questions.
▪How can a battery be used to select the property of the circuit?
Which methods, and which sensors, can we use to switch on power, and control components?

4 → 6

Now, a focus on outputs is encouraged in robotics. We choose to have our output power boosted quite often in the course, and this cannot be done without increasing voltage. So as this section comes with potential hazards, we learn how to use resistance checks to control these hazards.

Now, there are methods to control power in the circuit automatically that affects our outputs. Our learners will discover these methods and they will get to know how to easily adjust their output to their needs.

7 → 9

Naturally, the next station is to use the knowledge gathered to produce a full working system. Our intended system will emulate a real car with many accessories!
Questions like the following will be answered:
▪ How can we add an automatic dipping beam like modern cars have when they drive through tunnels?
How can the car set preventative measures towards hitting a lamp-post without the driver having to be aware at all of their approach to it?

10 → 12

We end on a high point where the learners will finalise their car designs of their choice. More importantly, they will have robots with full autonomy that they will
hopefully treasure for years to come.
For the cars to be upgraded, we will repeatedly ask ourselves, is every motion autonomous and automatic?
▪ Does our robot copy human behaviour, for example like the i-Vac does?
▪ How does applying a programming language like Arduino allow us more flexibility?