Tech Camp: Robotics, Coding, 3D Modeling

What is it?

It’s a fun way to spend a week or two in the summer at ASW where you will learn coding, robotics, electronics, and 3D modeling, and build things in a fun and hands-on STEM experience of technical design. You will build confidence in creating with the skills you will learn and, grow your knowledge and learn about what it means to be engineers and designers. 

What will you do?

The program’s curriculum will be based on a series of successive projects which students will build on prior knowledge.  This series includes a programmed sumobot project, manufacturing simulations, the most recent theme-based challenge of First Lego League, and finally, as time permits, a practical application of the Adafruit Circuit Playground Bluefruit or Arduino. 

What will you learn?

To engage students in problem solving, projects will involve coding, basic electronics, building circuits, and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 computer aided design program. Students will be using the Lego Education EV3 platform or coding in microPython (or visual coding based on student preference).  MicroPython is an implementation of the Python 3* programming language optimized to run on microcontrollers. 

Will it be interesting and fun?

Students will be able to make things that will both amaze them and teach them important life lessons through designing and tinkering to practice communication and problem solving  skills. At the end of each week students will test their solutions in friendly competitions.

What does the day look like?

Each day will typically begin with short lessons on coding. electronics and/or mechanisms. Students will then break out and solve coding and/or building challenges. In the afternoon, they will have build time, when they will apply what they have learned.  


a boy works on a robot