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Build a Robot with Arduino

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build a Robot with Arduino

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Build and Program a Robot to Take Home

Few things are more gratifying than building something for yourself. Over the course of the week students will learn how to build and program a robot using Arduino afterward they’ll take it home!

This course provides a great introduction to the world of robotics and electrical engineering. Students will move from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to building the robot and exploring each sensor and actuator’s capabilities by programming with Arduino to perform automated tasks. The week finishes with a selection of two final challenges: a maze navigation course and a balloon pop battle!

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also receive a Take-Home SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for RedBot.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Arduino IDE + Sparkfun Redbot Kit (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Arduino IDE + Sparkfun Redbot Kit (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Programming in Arduino
  • Signal processing
  • Electronic circuit building
  • How to troubleshoot errors and solve logical problems

What Students Create

  • A robot that performs autonomous tasks
  • Unique code that they understand
  • Designs for robot improvement and test courses
  • An Arduino programmable robot

About Robotics and Engineering Courses

Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots. The Build a Robot with Arduino course immerses students in the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. They’ll experiment with different types of circuits while learning how robots interpret inputs from sensors and commands from their human operators. Explore more robotics and engineering courses.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arduino?

Arduino is an electrical engineering prototyping platform that teaches people about electronics and how electronic circuits can work with other mechanisms and devices. Arduino enables the quick creation and deployment of ideas.

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
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Building the robots was very fun and engaging and helped my problem solving and critical thinking skills. I am excited to show my friends at home my robot.”

John S.

Arduino Robotics

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

The Best Staff

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

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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