TechKnowHow LEGO® & Engineering Camps

TechKnowHow LEGO® & Engineering Camps

Two Camps per week

Session One: Week of July 9 – 13, 2018

Space Explorers and Smart Bots featuring LEGO® motors

July 9 – 13, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 5 – 7

In this camp, students will explore engineering and remote-control robotics using LEGO® Power Functions to build space-themed motor-powered projects such as a planet rover, robot pal, spacecraft, and even a Star Wars vehicle. Kids will then design creations which they can maneuver around the room with a remote to play games and missions with classmates.

Students will also learn pre-coding as they design instructions and press buttons to guide a programmable Robot Mouse® through mazes. This team activity teaches logical thinking, estimation, and problem solving skills. This week-long camp will teach kids skills in building and operating both remote-control and programmable robots while having tons of fun!
 

Galaxy Defenders: Robotics and Game Design

July 9 – 13, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 8 – 11

It’s time to save the galaxy! In the mornings, campers will design motorized robotic creatures and vehicles from Star Wars and other superhero movies using LEGO® components. Using motors along with WeDo 2.0 motion and tilt sensors, kids will bring their creations to life! Campers will also design a moving droid with laser sounds, a remote-control A-wing, the Batmobile, and more. Kids can also team up and further their robotics skills by completing missions with the Sphero SPRK, a robotic ball with lights, motors, and a gyroscope.

In the afternoons, campers will design several fun space adventure computer games while learning coding fundamentals. They’ll will also learn about loops, if/else statements, logical operators, and variables using Scratch®’s code blocks. At the end of the week, kids will be able to take home their games to play on any Mac or Windows computer!

Registration:
Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Session Two: Week of July 16 – 20, 2018

Magic Park Imagineers: Construction and Circuits with LEGO® Elements and K’NEX

July 16 – 20, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 6 – 8

In this camp, kids will build motor-powered creations based on famous amusement park rides including a Racers car, monorail, old-time train, motorized “flying” elephant, and teacup thrill ride. Campers will also learn how circuits can power their LEGO creations with Circuit Cubes® and electronic components such as a battery, motor, light, and switch.

In the afternoons, kids will use the K’NEX construction system to build structures and mechanical f/x with an Imagineering focus such as a castle with a working drawbridge, mountain roller coaster, haunted mansion with a spinning “ghost”, and more!

Minecrafter’s Workshop: Circuitry, LEGO® Robotics and Minecraft® Creative Building

July 16 – 20, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 7 – 9
Campers will learn about robotics and circuitry as they use LEGO® components to create projects from Minecraft such as motorized Minecart, Pig, and Creeper. Kids will then power their project using Circuit Cubes, wires and batteries operated with programs created with WeDo and Scratch software.

In the afternoons, campers will explore Minecraft in Creative Mode, where they will build projects which teach them how to design and power machines, use circuits and physics to make working contraptions, and make interactive entertainment. Kids will get some new building and strategy knowledge, and do plenty of creative design and engineering!

Registration:
Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Session Three: Week of July 23 – 27, 2018

Space Explorers and Smart Bots featuring LEGO® motors

July 23 – 27 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 5 – 7

In this camp, students will explore engineering and remote-control robotics using LEGO® Power Functions to build space-themed motor-powered projects such as a planet rover, robot pal, spacecraft, and even a Star Wars vehicle. Kids will then design creations which they can maneuver around the room with a remote to play games and missions with classmates.

Students will also learn pre-coding as they design instructions and press buttons to guide a programmable Robot Mouse® through mazes. This team activity teaches logical thinking, estimation, and problem solving skills. This week-long camp will teach kids skills in building and operating both remote-control and programmable robots while having tons of fun!

Robotics & Coding: Pokemon and Other Cool Creatures

July 23 – 27 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 7 – 9

Kids will build robots, create computer games, and learn to code by making and controlling creatures with the LEGO® WeDo® robotics system. Campers will program movement using sensors, motors and software and then enhance their robotics skills further by completing missions with Ozobots – micro-sized, color-sensing bots which respond to their instructions.

Students will also make computer games, such as Pokemon soccer and a maze adventure, by using the Scratch block code programming language. This language teaches kids about loops, conditional statements, and variables. At the end of camp, kids will be able to take home their games to play on any Mac or Windows computer!

Registration:
Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Session Four: Week of July 30 – August 3, 2018

Girls STEAM Tech Camp

July 30 – August 3, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 7 – 9

This exciting camp offers a workshop environment where girls can explore, tinker, dream, and create in a place of their own. Led by female instructors, campers explore robotics by building animals and vehicles with LEGO® components and controlling them with programs they make using WeDo® software.

Kids will also use Scratch® drag-and-drop software to design computer games. Scratch® teaches the fundamentals of computer science, such as loops and conditionals, through code blocks. Campers will finish the week with a take-home DIY circuit craft project which uses LEDs and craft supplies.

Galaxy Defenders: Robotics and Game Design

July 30 – August 3, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm | $420 | ages 8 – 11

It’s time to save the galaxy! In the mornings, campers will design motorized robotic creatures and vehicles from Star Wars and other superhero movies using LEGO® components. Using motors along with WeDo 2.0 motion and tilt sensors, kids will bring their creations to life! Campers will also design a moving droid with laser sounds, a remote-control A-wing, the Batmobile, and more. Kids can also team up and further their robotics skills by completing missions with the Sphero SPRK, a robotic ball with lights, motors, and a gyroscope.

In the afternoons, campers will design several fun space adventure computer games while learning coding fundamentals. They’ll will also learn about loops, if/else statements, logical operators, and variables using Scratch®’s code blocks. At the end of the week, kids will be able to take home their games to play on any Mac or Windows computer!

Registration:
Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Camp Details

Open to campers ages 5 to 11

(More details on the TechKnowHow website)

Dates

Session 1: July 9 – 13, 2018

Session 2: July 16 – 20, 2018

Session 3: July 23 – 27, 2018

Session 4: July 30 – August 3, 2018

Times

9:00 – 3:30 pm

Fees

Cost: $420 (Save $15 before February 15, 2018!)

Registration:

Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.