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Autonomous Arduino Robotics: Take-Home Sparkfun Robot

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Arduino Robotics

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Build Your Own Robot

This course provides an introduction to the wonderful 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 to perform automated tasks. The week ends with a selection of two final challenges: a Maze Navigation Course and a Balloon Pop Battle!

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

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

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

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

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

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp 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

More About This Course

Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots. Autonomous Arduino Robotics: Take-Home Sparkfun Robot 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.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA 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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Get to know Autonomous Arduino Robotics: Take-Home Sparkfun Robot 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

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
12:00am
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.

“Building the robots was very fun and engaging and helped my problem solving and critical thinking skills.”

John S.

Arduino Robotics

Why Digital Media Academy?

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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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