Serra Tech Camp
Remote-Controlled Robotics with Arduino (2 weeks, 30 hrs)
Come learn the basics of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and programming using Arduino robotics! In this class students will construct a wheeled robot, wire up its motors and servos, then bring it to life with code. The course begins with the construction of a robot chassis followed by the attaching and wiring of the core components. Working from sample code, students next learn how to get the robot to do what they want. And finally, they compete against their classmates in a robotics competition. At the completion of the course, students get to take their robot home to continue their education outside of the classroom.
3D Printing with TinkerCad (1 week, 15 hrs)
In this engineering course, students learn to model 3D objects with CAD software, then bring those objects to life with a 3D printer! This process has revolutionized product design, as designers can quickly iterate on prototypes by tweaking their model, printing a plastic copy, and seeing how it works. During the first two days, students will learn the basics of 3D Printing, which for the most part will be 3D Modeling using TinkerCAD. Students will design their own custom chess piece, and then have time to work on a project of their choice.
Extended Care is available to students participating in Serra Tech Camp.