RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
Robotics Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kids
Division: iD Tech
MiniAges: 6-7 (Must turn 6 by 12-31-17)
Skill LevelBeg: – Int
Ratio Guarantee: 8 students per instructor
Prerequisite: Yes (see below)
Software: LEGO WeDo
This course is based on the famous kit of Snap Circuits. It is an educational kit that teaches electronics with solderless snap-together electronic components. Each component has the schematic symbol and a label printed on its plastic case that is color coded for easy identification. They snap together with ordinary clothing snaps. The components also snap onto a 10 X 7 plastic base grid analogous to a solderless breadboard. There are several Snap Circuits kits that range from a few simple circuits to the largest kit that includes 750 electronic projects.
All the kits include manuals printed in color with easy to follow diagrams to assemble the projects. The illustrations for each project look almost exactly like what the components will look like on the base grid when finished. Because the electronic symbol is printed on each electronic component, once the project is completed, it will look almost exactly like an electronic schematic.
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student will go home with photos of the project they created during the week.
Top Skills Gained
Conceptual Skills Development
- Basic electronic components in series & parallel circuits
- Concepts of Ohms law, Electricity and Power with formilae
- Building basic/advanced circuits and accomplishing tasks
- Detailed study of resistors, capacitors, LEDs, and ICs
- Troubleshooting and predictive circuits analysis
- Construction of custom circuits and final project
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- ELENCO Snap Circuits
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Logical Skills
- Critical Thinking
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Robotics Labs, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Open House for Families
On the last day of camp, instructors present each student with a personalized Robotics Labs certificate and recap students’ key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!
Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time and other creative, age-appropriate activities.