Waterbotics and Rock Climbing: Suggested Ages 10-12
WaterBotics is an underwater robotics program that was created by researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology through a National Science Foundation grant. Its goal is to provide hands-on experiences for middle and high school age youth using engineering design, information technology tools, and science concepts while increasing awareness and interest in engineering and IT careers.
Campers build, test, and redesign underwater robots, or "bots" made from LEGO and other components. By using the NXT and LEGO Mindstorms® software to program their robots to maneuver in the water, they gain valuable experience with computer programming. Campers will be able to complete a series of increasingly sophisticated challenges with their robots.
This class is great for both beginners and returning students. Previous experience with LEGO Mindstorms programming or building is not required. Campers who have taken this course can retake it to improve their design and programming skills in order to make the ultimate underwater robot.
In addition to the robotics activities, campers are trained in rock climbing safety and knot tying, before taking two afternoon field trips to Planet Rock on Tuesday and Thursday. On these days, camp is extended until 5:00pm. As with all Rocks and Robots programs,we go outside several times a day for inclusive group games and confidence building activities.
Full day sessions: 9:00 to 3:30 (M,W,F), 9:00 to 5:00 (T,Th): Waterbotics and Rock Climbing Ages 10-12