Mechanization is becoming the way of 21st century life, and with it, the field of robotics is booming. Robots in all of their sizes, shapes, and levels of complexity are vital to our everyday lives – everything from the car you drive to the energy it runs on is dependent in some way on the power of robotics and mechanical engineering. Do you have a mechanical mind? Do you like to build things? Work in teams, experiment and create in small classes with a guaranteed maximum of 8 students per instructor, and learn from staff passionate about robotics and engineering.
JUMP TO ROBOTICS ENGINEERING COURSES AT: iD TECH CAMPS (Ages 7-17) | iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY (Ages 13-18) | Weekend Stays
Prerequisite: Ability to Work in Teams. Imagine it, build it, and make it go! Powered by the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Base Set and Software, your team will explore the exciting world of robotics! Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system, an intelligent microcomputer brick and intuitive drag and drop programming software, this adventure will have you and your team creating cool robots on your first day. Take breaks with supervised outside play, sports and techtivities.
Prerequisite: Ability to Work in Teams. Use the VEX® Robotics Design System to build a frame and base, interchange wheels, create geared armatures and engineer wiring. Your team’s bot will have to adapt to compete in user-piloted challenges such as robo-soccer and obstacle courses, as well as autonomous robot challenges that will require instructions created on a PC. Note: Many of the activities and challenges are team-based, to simulate real-world robotics challenges.
Prerequisite: Ability to Work in Teams. Equipped with the sophisticated VEX® Robotics Design System and sensors, learn coding fundamentals and how to write Robot C code that will command your bot. Confronted by a series of challenges, your small team will continually re-engineer its mechanical creation and fine tune its coded instructions, assessing performance and implementing effective design. Featured are STEM principles of hands-on mechanics, critical thinking and collaboration.
Tear it up with non-stop LAN parties. Hone strategies against other students or instructors, or collaborate in teams for bigger challenges. Not a serious gamer? We’ve got you covered! You can take it easy in the labs, play retro games, read a book, play outdoor sports or just keep a low profile.