PRIDE Summer Camps 2017

Build-A-Bot

As the final week of robotics camps comes to a close, the Build-A-Bot camp was very successful. Many interested minds of young elementary and middle school students are becoming more involved with STEM. Their interests have expanded further out to join FIRST robotics when they are at Penn High School.

Build-A-Bot camp is a camp designed for 5th through 8th graders. Campers will be making a competition robot. All week long teams have been brainstorming, designing, programming, and building their robots. Campers  learned how to program their robot in a programming language known as “EasyC”, they also learned how to effectively work on a team, and they learned how to build their robot using metal VEX parts.

On the first day of camp, campers were given a demonstration of the challenge that they would compete in with their robot. This year’s challenge includes picking up large wooden gears and placing them on a lift, receive balls from hand-loading stations and scoring those balls into a high or low goal, and finally the robots grab onto and climb up a vertical rope. Campers go through a series of tech sessions to expand their knowledge of robotics. These sessions include: drivetrain, manipulator, programming, and scouting. They also work together in multiple team building activities to encourage teamwork and collaboration. On the final two days of camp, teams will compete against each other in seeding and finals matches.

 

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