This two-week, 60-hour summer camp is an academic course that builds on the knowledge of electronics, computer programming, and interaction design taught in Electronics for Young Inventors Level 2.
Students will incorporate additional circuit boards, power multiple motors, solder connections, and troubleshoot complex projects using the Arduino microcontroller, C programming language, and electronic components to build a motorized robot.
Building a robot is not an independent, isolated activity. Students will work collaboratively in groups that are social, engaging and provide opportunities for developing verbal communication skills required while learning in a team environment.
The Arduino microcontroller and other materials are covered in the course fees.
Restricted to students entering grades 7 - 10; students must be turning age 13 on or before September 1.
Course Level Learning Outcomes
- Examine circuit boards including properties of materials used for components and how they communicate internally and with external components.
- Identify the appropriate power sources and electronic components needed to safely and effectively create prototypes with multiple parts.
- Create a motorized vehicle prototype that moves independently through the use of sensors.
- Communicate an understanding of the different ways designers manage their intellectual property and contribute to their community.