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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics Camps

 

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics Camps empower middle school aged campers to build, program, and test their solutions based on real life robotics technology. Campers experience the most up to date technology using the EV3 Software - a powerful, easy to learn, easy to use software - for programming and data logging based on the industry-leading graphical system design software used by scientists and engineers worldwide.  

Campers will build machines, control motors, and collect feedback, providing them with programming data. Campers are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop their ideas through a process of selecting, building, testing and evaluating. Campers will gain multiple hands on experiences with an array of sensors, motors and intelligent units. Campers will build simple programs, and then easily and intuitively build on their skills.

Intelligent Character

Throughout the Intelligent Characters camp, campers will build a variety of intelligent characters to program and test results based on real-life LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics technology. This camp will use a powerful computer brick that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback. Campers will program, data log, and brainstorm using LEGO® Education Software in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating. This is also an excellent way of cooperating with others as well as getting hands-on experience with sensors, motors, and intelligent units.

Entering Grades: 6th - 8th
Camp Fee:
$189
Course Number:
CYC-1108

CAMP #1
Dates: June 22-25, 2015
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

CAMP #2
Dates: July 27-30, 2015
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Discuss LEGO Experiences and Challenges
  • Discussion of Behavior, Expectations, Respect for other campers
  • Review Proper use of Computers and discuss any Housekeeping items
  • Icebreaker Game
  • Introduction to Building and Programming
  • Build and Program Gyro Boy

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Build and Program Puppy
  • Test and Evaluate Puppy
  • Build Model Robotic Arm (if time allows)

Day Three

  • Build and Program Color Sorter
  • Test and Evaluate Color Sorter
  • Build and Program Stair Climber (if time allows)

Day Four

  • Build your own Robot
  • Test and Evaluate your Robot
  • Student/Parent Showcase: 3-4pm

Middle School Scientific Engineering

Campers will be challenged to design, build, and program a LEGO® MINDSTORM® EV3 robot that moves using a motor with rotation sensors throughout the Middle School Scientific Engineering camp. They will create a robot that measures distance and speed, moves without using wheels, maximizes power to move up an incline, and moves and turns to create shapes. They will also add a sensor to their robot to control behavior and to measure, graph, and analyze sensor data. This will measure surrounding area and reflected light, distinguish specific colors, and measure distance from objects. Throughout the week, campers will be challenged to design, build, and program robotics systems built from subsystems. Campers will develop systems that move a ball, pick up and place objects, simulate manufacturing, sort colors, and communicate the robot’s location.

Entering Grades: 6th - 8th
Camp Fee:
$189
Course Number: CYC-1109

CAMP #1
Dates: July 20-23, 2015
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

CAMP #2
Dates: August 3-6, 2015
Days: Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Discuss LEGO Experiences and Challenges
  • Discussion of Behavior, Expectations, Respect for other campers
  • Review Proper use of Computers and discuss any Housekeeping items
  • Icebreaker Game
  • Introduction to Building and Programming
  • Build and Program a Robot that measures distance

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Build and Program a Robot that measures speed
  • Test and Evaluate Robot’s performance
  • Build and Program a Robot that moves without using wheels (if time allows)

Day Three

  • Build and Program a Robot to maximize speed to go up an incline
  • Test and Evaluate Robot’s speed
  • Build and Program a Robot that will move and turn to create shapes (if time allows)

Day Four

  • Build your own Robot
  • Test and Evaluate your Robot
  • Student/Parent Showcase: 3-4pm

Space Exploration Camp!

Campers will build a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot, program it, and visualize traveling to and living on Mars in the Space Explorer Challenge camp. They will work as young scientists and engineers, immersing themselves in motivating STEM activities that promote creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. The Space Explorers Challenge camp will take campers on challenge missions, and research based projects providing campers opportunities to explore and create innovative solutions to current space exploration topics. The Research Projects are based on three key problems that researchers from around the world are trying to solve: how to ensure human survival in space, how to create energy in space, and how robots can help human space exploration. Friends and family members will be invited to the last day of camp to explore their camper’s creative solutions!

Entering Grades: 6th - 8th
Camp Fee:
$189
Course Number: CYC-1110

Dates: July 13-16, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Discuss LEGO Experiences and Challenges
  • Discussion of Behavior, Expectations, Respect for other campers
  • Review Proper use of Computers and discuss any Housekeeping items
  • Icebreaker Game
  • Introduction to Building and Programming
  • Learn the basics of gears applying knowledge of physical science and mathematical principles

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Continuation of learning the basics of gears
  • Discussions and projects designed to familiarize students with the planning and development of space exploration

Day Three

  • Seven individual missions where students apply and creatively adapt programming and problem-solving skills to construct robots that solve actual space exploration challenges.
  • Continue Missions

Day Four

  • Continue Missions
  • Test and Evaluate Robots
  • Student/Parent Showcase: 3-4pm

Master Build Challenge

This LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Master Build Challenge camp has been designed for campers to take their experience of robotics to the next level. There are plenty of special elements here such as different gears, a large turntable, robot personalization parts, and unique structural elements. These are joined by many extra standard elements such as beams, axles, and connectors. Campers will build larger and more complex models while at the same time utilizing the data-logging feature as a powerful science tool to carry out multiple experiments. Campers will collect, view, analyze and manipulate data from sensors and see the data in interactive graphs. This camp unique feature, graph programming, makes experiments come alive as campers can set threshold values for sensors, such as making a sound when a certain temperature is detected by the sensor.

Entering Grades: 6th - 8th
Camp Fee:
$189
Course Number: CYC-1115

Dates: August 10-13, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Introductions
  • Discuss LEGO Experiences and Challenges
  • Discussion of Behavior, Expectations, Respect for other campers
  • Review Proper use of Computers and discuss any Housekeeping items
  • Icebreaker Game
  • Introduction to Building and Programming
  • Beams, axels and connectors

 

Day Two

  • Review of Day One
  • Turntable
  • Data-logging tools
  • Collect, view, analyze and manipulate data from sensors
  • Graph programming
  • Experiment with making sounds

 

Day Three

  • LEGO MOVIE
  • Begin Building and Programming
  • Test and Evaluate Robots
  • Experiments come to life

 

Day Four

  • Continue Building and Programming
  • Test and Evaluate Robots
  • Student/Parent Showcase: 3-4pm

 

Please note, campers will not bring home the robot projects they create. The programs conducted by Delta College are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO® Education or the LEGO® Group. LEGO®, the LEGO® logo, the Brick, DUPLO®, and MINDSTORMS® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group. ©2012 The LEGO® Group.

 

 


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