Galaxy Robotics is offering this active, hands-on workshop teaching robot design, skills, component selection, gearing, drive trains, sensors, wiring, robotic arms, competition strategy, team building, and robot programming. Using the VEX Design System, a system that is widely used for more sophisticated competitive robots in STEM educational programs, students will be placed on a robot building team of only three students per robot and design and build their own team robots. Students may register for individual weeks, but students enrolling for consecutive weeks will benefit most as each week utilizes the skill learned in the prior week.
All of our male and female instructors have extensive experience building robots and have been invited to compete with their robots in the VEX World Championships in Spring 2012.
For those campers who are interested in pursuing competitive robotics further, this summer camp will provide a great head start in building a robot that can compete in the VEX national and international competition season which begins in the fall.
Campers are welcome to register individually and will be placed on teams with students of similar age and experience. We will try to place students from the same school, or who register with friends, on the same team when possible. Middle school and high school students are especially invited to participate. Younger students will be admitted depending on space and prior related experience. Teams will be permitted to purchase their robot for the cost of materials at the end of their sessions.
Days: Mon-Fri, Week 1: July 8-12; Week 2: July 15-19; Week 3: July 22-26; Week 4: July 29-August 2; Week 5: August 5-9
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Hillside School, 1581 Le Roy Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
GALAXY ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP
Single week: $245
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Academic General Academics
Other Activities Robotics
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 1581 Le roy Ave
Berkeley CA, 94708 United States
(510) 843-0150 (tel.)
Winter Address 1581 Le roy Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94708 United States
(510) 843-0150 (tel.)