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Robotics & Engineering Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Robotics & Engineering Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Design, Build, and Program Your Creations

This course provides an introduction to the world of robotics and electrical engineering! We’ll move students from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to building the robot and exploring each sensor/actuator’s capabilities by programming the RedBot Arduino platform.

The second week builds on knowledge of basic programming and circuitry to teach students to build their own unique projects using the Raspberry Pi and a variety of sensors. Students will learn the basics of Python, physical computing with the Pi, and how to use the Pi’s internet connectivity to communicate with it remotely. Students will get to take their course materials home with them!

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Arduino IDE, Sparkfun Redbot Kit

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 Camp (Two-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Arduino, Raspberry Pi 3, Python

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (Two-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

No previous experience is required, but a basic understanding of programming will better prepare you for success in this course.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Programming in Arduino
  • Signal processing and electronic circuit building
  • How to troubleshoot errors and solve logical problems
  • Raspberry Pi Setup & Usage
  • Command Line Interfaces and Python Coding
  • Physical Computing

What Students Create

  • A robot that performs autonomous tasks
  • Unique code that they understand
  • Designs for robot improvement and test courses
  • Projects that utilize the power of Python, Raspberry Pi, and the Internet
  • Basic code that they will be able to modify themselves for future projects

What Students Learn

Our Robotics + Engineering courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots and gadgets. The Robotics & Engineering Academy immerses students in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. Students will also harness the power of the internet as they create electrical gadgets that respond to internet data! Not only will students take home Arduino kits to experiment with, but the various projects that students complete can also be used in portfolios for college applications and internships long after camp ends.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Robotics & Engineering Academy even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is any programming or electrical engineering experience required?

No. However, having a basic understanding of programming concepts will better prepare you for success.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“I loved learning the physical aspects of robot-building!”

Chase T.

Robotics & Engineering Academy

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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