Robofest Summer Camps

This year’s Robofest summer camps are preparing for (tentatively) November 18th 2006’s LTU Thanksgiving RoboParadeTM which may be recorded as the first autonomous Robot Thanksgiving Parade in the human history.

 

It will be a fun and motivating event to promote cooperation, harmony and creativity. The one day camp will be held at Lawrence Technological University as outlined in the following schedule.

 

Monday

June 19

9am-3pm

LEGO RCX with RCX code programming

5th – 9th grades

 

Monday

July 10

9am-3pm

LEGO RCX with RCX code or Robolab programming

5th – 9th grades

 

Thursday

July 13

9am-3pm

LEGO RCX with NQC or RCX code

5th – 12th grades

 

Thursday

Aug 24

9am-3pm

LEGO NXT

12 and up

open

 

Agenda

·         Constructing Drive train (robot vehicle)

·         Reliable line following algorithms

·         Detecting the vehicle in front and stopping

·         Re-starting when the vehicle in front is cleared

·         Sensing various landmarks and reacting to them accordingly

·         Practice parade at the end of the camp

 

Each team is supposed to bring the following (if not, please let us know in advance. We will prepare for you):

·         LEGO RCX (or NXT on Aug 24) brick as well as additional materials for making your RoboParade vehicle and float

·         Laptop

·         Ideas to show for the parade

 

Registration fee per team

·         $40 + $10 x number of team members (Minimum 1 member, Maximum 4 members per team). If your team brings all the items above, then you will get $10 discount.

·         Lunch (pizza and pop, maybe nachos) will be provided.

 

Any competition is tense, because only a few teams win. This RoboParadeTM is a new format where everyone is really a winner. In order to register for this camp, please send an email to [email protected].

 

 

last updated 7-25-06