Smart Builders-Cool Coders Ages 5-7


Remote-Control LEGO® Projects and Intro to Coding!

Afternoon camp (12:30-3:30pm)

LEGO® fans will build remote-control projects, and drive them over ramps and through obstacle courses. Campers construct projects which use special LEGO® elements such as an infrared receiver, motors, and gears. When done, students control their creations with an infrared remote and move them through fun settings to complete problem-solving challenges. Students create a snowmobile with treads, a twin-prop helicopter car, hopping creature, and more.

Campers will also work in pairs to program movement for Botley - one of the coolest new robots around. Students have a completely hands-on robotics experience, coding actions by pressing buttons on the robot so that it navigates obstacles and completes challenges, like getting through a maze and playing golf and bowling. Campers get a great introduction to programming logic, and even explore how loops (repeated steps) and if/then commands (used in obstacle avoidance) can be used to direct a robot to successfully complete tasks.



Robotics ages 5 - 7

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule

  • 12:30-12:45 Project overview, discussion and team-building
  • 12:45-2:10 Build and test projects
  • 2:10-2:30 Outdoor recess (campers bring snacks)
  • 2:30-3:15 Build, customize, test, and play with creations
  • 3:15-3:30 Clean-up & review
If desiring a full day camp (9-3:30) this class can be taken with the Time Travelers class, which includes a supervised lunch recess (campers bring lunch).

Activities and Take Homes

Top Skills Gained Through Activities
Engineering and Design, Creative building with LEGO®components, Problem-solving, and Development of fine motor and spatial skills. Hands-on coding of a robot by using logic, sequencing and grouping. Understanding and application of directional, loop and conditional commands.

Take Homes
Students take home a mini LEGO® building kit. Note that students do not take home the daily building projects nor pieces from the class.

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SmartBuilders Camps located in San Diego

Location

Address

Date

Availability

Encinitas

The Rhoades School

Available Week of December 26-28 (Wed-Fri)