A Warm Welcome to the SpacePort Super Camp!
Four afternoons of exciting Lego and Robotic builds – for children in Grade 1 to Grade 4.
Put on your spacesuits for four 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, so no more running around with Lego Infrared controllers. 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!
We will build and program robots using Lego bricks, technic pieces, gears and different motors, Bluetooth and USB hubs, and then use MIT’s Scratch programming environment 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. Children may also use Lego Boost and its visual programing language instead of Scratch.