July 24, 2023 - July 28, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Parents of 8 year-old can decide if they want their child in the Jr camp (Students are exposed to Building and Coding as the Instructors guide the students) or Sr camp (students are given instruction to build and code and instructors help when needed).
Lego BattleBot Engineering, Invention and 3D Printing MegaCamp
Turn your child’s love of LEGO into a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Instructors inspire students to become engineers, programmers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Robot Academy is Columbus’ original LEGO Robotics and STEM camp. Our founders won the First Lego League World Championship two years in a row (first place in robotics out of 10,000 teams) and have also won numerous national invention and science competitions. Robot Academy opened over 12 years ago and has taught thousands of young students. Many of our camp graduates have gone on to win their own international championships. It’s the ultimate STEM experience. Registration includes a Robot Academy t-shirt.
Our most popular option for budding engineers who love LEGOs is the MegaCamp. This camp combines our 5-day morning and afternoon camps with a supervised lunch break in-between. Students complete robot challenges to earn points in the morning and afternoon sessions. The trophies at the end of the camp are based on points earned by accomplishing robot challenges in the morning and afternoon sessions, so students have twice the chance to win tall trophies to reward their achievements. Award ceremonies are a fun celebration of our students’ talents. Our instructors provide individual help for students to ensure success.
The morning session of the camp focuses on Lego Robotics InventionLAB and 3D Printing.
Bring your ideas to life! We teach ‘rapid prototyping’, a technique that involves quickly building prototypes of invention ideas using LEGO Robotics or 3D printers. Kids design and build custom inventions with the help of their instructor and then present their prototypes to a Shark Tank panel (like on the TV show)! Kids enjoy presenting killer pitches to the encouraging judges Students complete robot challenges to earn points to win tall trophies to reward their achievements. We have individual help from Instructors to make sure that all students not only win trophies, but also gain confidence and a big smile. Students engage in programming, engineering, collaboration, problem-solving, data analysis, 3D Modeling and critical thinking.
The afternoon part of the camp focuses on building and programming robots.
Today’s kids master computers at an early age and are ready for the smiling robot that can be operated with the touch of a remote control or with simple drag-and-drop Scratch programming. Building LEGO implements on the robot to accomplish fun activities inspires the young engineer’s natural curiosity and learning thru play. Students have fun with a LEGO Robot BattleBot championship, where student-made robots “battle to the death”. With the help of our instructors and step-by-step engaging videos, students will learn to build and code BattleBots using Scratch programming language. We run the BattleBot rounds until all campers win at least one round. The robot is available for purchase so that the student can keep the robot that they built during camp. Returning students can bring their robot back to add the LED Matrix Expansion set for small fee (see info below). Students also complete robot challenges to earn points to win trophies in order to reward their achievements. Instructors provide individual help to make sure all students win trophies and are happy campers.
New this summer: Returning students who purchased the Arduino LEGO Robot in the past can bring their robot back to camp to add the LED matrix expansion set. It is versatile because students can program to customize the expressions, texts and weather reports on it. All students will build and program the LED matrix during camp. For an additional fee of $7, students returning with a robot can bring it home. Students purchasing a robot for this session will receive the LED matrix at no additional charge. All students will be working with the LEGO Robot and expansion set whether or not they purchase a robot to take home.