LEGO Mindstorms Robotics
Campers will learn hardware and software programming and physics fundamentals such as projectile motion, gravity, force, acceleration, and friction by pairing in teams to build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robot system. Just like the engineers at MIT’s Media Lab, we’ll build Mindstorms robots that function in real environments and act as prototypes for innovation, from sustainable energy transportation systems to store check outs to industrial manufacturing. Makers will program touch sensors, color sensors, gyroscopic sensors, ultrasonic sensors, and the motors that power them. Project activities culminate in challenges in which makers must combine and apply their new skills to solve intricate problems and play fun games.
Comic Book Storytelling
Campers will create their own comics and in the process learn how to convey an idea in a logical sequence, tell a story, and collaborate with others. Makers will create stories with themselves as heroes solving real-world problems like bullying, sustainability, and littering with superpowers such as empathy, perseverance, courage, and self-discipline. Makers will be encouraged to initiate and create their own story themes and characters as well. We'll use creative programs such as Pixton and ToonDoo, which makers can continue to create with at home. Makers will have the option to see a take-home copy of their comic printed right before their eyes