A Warm Welcome to the SpacePort Super Camp!
Five afternoons of exciting Lego and Robotic builds – for children who have just completed Kindergarten up to Grade 2
What a great way to start the summer when it is still cool outside! Put on your spacesuits for five afternoons of excitement building and programming space oriented robots, city robots, a train and a SpacePort! A train to carry supplies and space ships is now controlled by BLUETOOTH, but we may still run around with Lego Infrared controllers because the are so easy! Everyone can now be part of the excitement and send their builds off to the launch pad! Spend a week learning about computer and electrical engineering with wired and wireless communication, software engineering with drop down programming, mechanical engineering with gears, motors, machines and robotic engineering in a Lego style modelled simulation of real life applications. Improve social skills through cooperative learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills in this mega-fun environment full of hands-on activities and challenges! Even Kindegarten children can program – but no hurry – if a child does not want to program he or she can use remote controls or just battery switches to turn a Lego machine on or off!
We will build and program robots using Lego bricks, technic pieces, gears and different motors, Power Functions & Bluetooth hubs, and then use remotes, Powered Up or Boost Apps to make them move and be useful. We will use robots to access and load supplies, and then use a train or wheeled haulers to take them to the space ship docking bays. The space ship is loaded onto a train cart, lifted by a crane and placed into a launch cradle using remote or computer controlled motors. This is fun in the making as this is now the sixth year we are involved in this camp and it keeps getting better and better!