Aluminum Falcons 4-H Summer Robotics Camp
This summer camp is suitable for students entering grades 4-8 for the 2020-2021 school year.
Three levels of camp are offered. To ensure the best experience for your
child, please register for intermediate or advanced camp if your student
has taken the previous level of camp (beginner / intermediate) or if your
child has been involved on an FLL robotics team.
Campers will learn more than how to build and program robots, they will
be encouraged to present and explain how their robot functions with the
code they developed. Instructors will continually relate classroom learning
with “Robots in the Real World” examples of how this technology permeates
our lives. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to see the team’s
competition robot and learn how their Lego robot has similar functions.
Beginner Camp: July 12-16, 2021
Intermediate Camp: July 19-23, 2021
Advanced Camp: July 26-30, 2021
Each camp lasts one week and operates from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Pleasant Valley- 380 Pleasant Valley Rd S, Groton, CT 06340
Camp 1 (Beginner Camp):
Campers will assemble a robot to complete a game challenge each day. Campers are taught basic Mindstorm programming of motors and will incorporate color and touch sensors. Throughout the week, actuators will need to be added on to the robot to complete tasks. On the last day, campers will experience a mock competition complete with alliance selections for teams to compete in a surprise challenge.
Camp 2 (Intermediate Camp):
Campers will design, build, modify, and program more complex robots to complete daily challenges. Campers will be taught how to program their robot for “multitasking” activities combining several simple tasks to accomplish more complicated ones. The programming of ultrasonic sensors will be introduced. Many challenges replicate how robotic technology is used in everyday life. On the last day, campers will experience a mock competition complete with alliance selections for teams to compete in a surprise challenge.
Camp 3 (Advanced Camp):
This week, campers will be taught how to use a gyro sensor and will incorporate the programming of multiple sensors. Thus, many challenges will rely upon previously learned skills applied to new situations. Campers will be encouraged to work more independently on building and programming in order to achieve optimal robot performance. Campers may work at their own pace to complete as many challenges as they can within the week.