"Fire Tech has helped me find my mistakes and learn from them, and pushed me higher with my creativity showing me the sky is NOT the limit! ... (I) will definitely come back for another one!"Rebecca, Age 11
Build Mindstorms, Program NAOs and complete challenges with mechanical production arms in the ECU Engineering Robotics Lab.
Teen Robotics Workshop
Fire Tech’s Teen Robotics holiday workshop introduces students to design, construction and testing skills through a wide variety of robotics projects. This class is perfect for students interested in automation, mechanical engineering, creative design – or to just have fun with fantastic tech!
Students will work in teams of two to build increasingly complex hardware-software projects to eventually compete against each other in creative challenges, similar to those found within the First Lego World League.
Hosted in the ECU Engineering robotics labs, this holiday workshop will also give students behind-the-scenes access to a wide range of robotic technology including the soccer-playing NAO, production-style robotic arms and the human-sized Baxter used to train university students for real-world projects!
Fire Tech is on the lookout for the next generation of female and male robotics champions for ECU – are you ready to step forward and show the world what you can create?
Suitable for: Age 12 – 17
Pre-requisites: Basic IT and code skills
Duration: 3 Day Holiday Workshop
What students will learn
This holiday workshop covers content including:
- Explore the limits and posibilites of mechanical design
- Practice Graphical programming with the NAO robots
- Working with moving parts and an introduction to engineering, including the use and calibration of sensors
- Producing a finished competition-ready product for our robot Sumo Wars!
Looking for more holiday workshop ideas for creative minds? Check out Digital Music for Teens, Build 3D Games and Teen Programming.
Also available Junior Robotics holiday workshop for younger students age 6 - 9.
What will students take home
- A copy of any cheat sheets or references
- A Firetech Certificate
- Broad range of Robotics Experience
- New design code and logic skills
Who is this course suitable for?
No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:
- Must be between age 12 and 17 at start of course
* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.