SUMMER CAMPS are running from the week of May 28th through the week of July 29th 2024

Edison Robotics

Categories: Apprentice, Edison
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About Course

With Edison, campers can design and build a series of programmable robots – from rubber band cannons, to cranes, to their own imaginative creations. Students will focus on teamwork and creative problem solving as they tackle a series of design challenges, and their robots will evolve from manually controlled to automated with the addition of basic Scratch and Python programming. Our Edison Robotics camp is perfect for builders of all ages and skill levels.

What Will You Learn?

  • How to plan, build, and program Edison robots to complete various games and design challenges.
  • How to program Edison robots using barcodes as well as more advanced programming interfaces like EdScratch.
  • How robots use sensors to generate inputs and gain information about their environment.
  • The various sensors of the Edison robot: the line sensor, the light sensor, the sound sensor, and the infrared sensor.
  • How robots can be programmed to use inputs to produce various outputs in the form of sound, movement, or light.

Course Content

INSTRUCTOR BRIEFING
This section is designed to get instructors up to speed on the lesson plans, camp objectives, and tips to make running the camp easier. Lesson 4 of this section goes over the inventory instructors can expect in the Edison Robotics camp materials.

  • Lesson 01: Camp Overview and Schedule
  • Lesson 02: Instructor Overview and Learning Objectives
  • Lesson 03: Instructor Course Tips
  • Lesson 04: Inventory
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MONDAY – GETTING STARTED
In this section, instructors and students will get to know the Edison Robots. Students will learn how to program the Edison with pre-printed barcodes and will begin the EdCreate builds using LEGO-style pieces.

TUESDAY – ROBOT SOCCER CHALLENGE
In this section, students will use their knowledge of Edison robots and materials to construct a robot to compete in robot soccer.

WEDNESDAY – INTRO TO EDSCRATCH
In this section, students will be introduced to EdScratch - a programming interface for Edison robots. Students will learn how to download EdScratch programs and will explore the functionality EdScratch offers.

THURSDAY – DOODLEBOT CHALLENGE
In this section students are tasked with planning, building, and programming a drawing robot.

FRIDAY – ROBOTIC SAFECRACKER CHALLENGE
In this section, students are tasked with planning, building, and programming robots to communicate via infrared messaging.

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