Logistics: $150 registration fee includes use of robot kit and programming software during camp and a snack daily. Campers should bring a sack lunch Monday-Thursday; Friday’s lunch will be provided.
Prerequisites: Must have completed the UNI Introduction to Robotics camp in a previous year or have served on an FLL team for at least one year. No exceptions to grade level requirements or prerequisite requirements will be allowed.
Campers with previous Lego EV3 robotics experience will learn how to design, build, and program Lego EV3 robots to perform a variety of advanced tasks. These tasks will require usage of multiple sensors and gears. The camp will increase participants’ knowledge and skill in several STEM areas: (1) engineering by designing, building and testing of their robots using Lego kits, (2) technology by designing programs for their robots to solve various advanced tasks, and (3) reinforcing the importance of mathematics and physics in the design, implementation, and testing of their robot and programs. Armed with the robotics skills and confidence from the camp, campers will be encouraged to participate in their school’s FLL (First Lego League), FTC (First Tech Challenge), or FRC (First Robotics Competition) team in the Fall.
In 2017, UNI's Robotics camps were recognized by insidermonkey as one of the US top 10 summer camp STEM experiences for middle school students!