Summer Camp robotics activities at STEM Camp provide an accessible, fun, and engaging avenue for campers to explore their curiosity and wonder about the wonderful world of STEM! With the use of robots such as Ozobots and Edisons, campers will engage in immersive and interesting hands-on activities that provide opportunities to learn the STEM skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.
Meet Our Robots!
Ozobot : The Ozobot bit is a small robot equipped with colour sensors that can read and understand colours as code. The Ozobot follows any black line drawn on a white background, then makes decisions about directions to turn and ways to behave by following a sequenced colour code!
Edison: Edison is a robot that can be programmed by reading barcodes or by code written and created using an online software such as EdBlocks, EdScratch, or EdPy. The Edison robot has many programmable features, including its movement, LED lights, sensors, and sounds!
Example Robotics Activities
Star Wars Robotics Activity – Create a Galaxy Far, Far Away for Edison
Learn the basics of robotics by using Edison’s barcode programs to navigate a variety of obstacles in a camper-created Galaxy! This activity also introduces campers to the variety of other functions that Edison has. A fantastic introductory activity to prepare campers to delve into the power of Edison.
Harry Potter Robotics Activity – Defense Against The Dark Arts with Edison
Build on learning from the Ozobot activities and have Edison help defend against the dark arts! This is the introductory Edison activity for Harry Potter week. Use barcode scanning and clear instructions to help Harry, and learn about Robotics!
Minecraft Robotics Activity – Can You Move Your Minecart?
In Minecraft, minecarts have many useful functions such as moving people, moving item and moving trains. In this activity, campers will turn their Edison into a minecart. Can you program your Minecart to respond and move?
Superheroes Robotics Activity – Build Iron Man’s Next Robot: Robotics Challenge
An entirely unique robotics challenge, that kids get to take home! This activity uses the EM4 Educational Motorized Robot kit to build a battery-operated robot, like Tony Stark’s suit!
Advanced Robotics Activities – Edison Robotics Program
As campers grow their comfort level with coding and robotics, additional challenges are available for them. The Edison bot can be programmed with 4 methods: by barcode (introductory), EdBlocks (simple programming language), EdScratch (similar to Scratch, developed by MIT for kids), and EdPython (uses Python, an advanced and powerful programming language). We’ve produced 14 amazing activities to challenge and help campers learn, whatever their level of understanding. You’ll have to come to STEM Camp to try them all!