SYRACUSE — Wawasee Robotics will be offering several different robotics camps for students going into grades one through eight. These camps offer students the opportunity to work hands-on designing, programming and implementing their thoughts and ideas into a creation of their own.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts are taught plus programming, communications and problem solving through the use of Lego robotics. Camps will be held at Wawasee Middle School, 9850 N. SR 13, south of Syracuse. All camps are one week in length, cost $100 and are offered each week in June beginning with the week of June 3.
Students from other area schools are welcome to attend.
Students in grades one and two (8 to 10:30 a.m.) will work with the WeDo Lego set to make different creations. They will do some basic programming that will allow their creations to come to life. Students will build communication skills, social skills and mathematical skills as they work on the construction of different projects.
Students work on building animals, a soccer game, a Ferris wheel and a merry-go-round.
Those in grades three and four (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) will work on building and exploring simple machines, mechanisms, wind energy and gearing. They will learn about pulleys, gear ratios, levers, pneumatics, and much more. Students will build a crane, dragster and robotic arm.
Grades four to eight (8 to 10 a.m.) will work to build an EV3 robot and learn to program it. Students will have to plan, design, engineer, program and problem solve their way through tons of different tasks for their robot. Students will start with learning the basic programming language for their robot followed by more advanced programming based on their skill level.
Students will learn to use different sensors to maneuver the robot around the obstacle course. They will also be learning how to make different attachments for their robot to perform different tasks. This camp will help students in grades four to eight interested in being a part of robotics teams that participate in a FLL season. Many students see great success throughout their robotics careers from taking this camp including all members of the high school team that achieved a rank of No. 1 in the world.
Also for grades four to eight (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) students will work with a partner to create a robot that will battle against other robots in different competitions throughout the week. The first two days are spent designing weapons and armor for your robot. The last three days are for battle competitions.
Teams compete in an obstacle course, a Robo Soccer Cup, Tug-a-Bot and eventually meet each other in the ultimate Battle Bot Tournament of Champions.
For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Ryan Edgar at [email protected] or call (260) 710-7214.