This exciting program takes our future astronauts to a whole new level.
Students will begin to understand the principals of flight and rocketry while designing and building rockets. Students will learn to play Kerbal Space Program, which uses real physics and math skills to build and launch rockets that can survive the forces exerted onto the spacecraft exiting our atmosphere. Can they land their rocket and fulfill their mission?
- Your child will be very excited as they get to make and use bottle rockets, chemical rockets and Estes rockets.
- As we construct and test our rockets, the students will incorporate design changes to maximize successful flight goals.
- Students will gain a great understanding of rocket propulsion and control using the Kerbal Space Program.
Option R 9: Minecrafting, Programming and Logic Part 1 (Ages 11-14)
- Note: This class is limited to 10 students in order to enable the teacher to provide the support needed to teach programming.
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- Please read additional information HERE. Instructions on how to download the ComputerCraft Mod.
- An exciting educational camp of Minecraft and ComputerCraft Programming. In this camp, students will learn programming skills using an add-on to Minecraft called ComputerCraft. ComputerCraft adds robots and computers to the world of Minecraft.
- These can be programmed using the LUA scripting language.
- Students will learn about:
- Conditional statements
- Improving their typing skills in a fun, familiar environment where the results of their work are immediately visible and very rewarding.
- The LUA language is a fully featured and freely available programming language that can be used to write applications and games.
- It is a perfect springboard for learning more complex languages like Java, C++, and others.
- Students will conceptualize, write, and debug their very own program using new skills that remain useful outside of the Minecraft environment.
- Students must have some previous programming knowledge (such as Scratch or MINDSTORMS) and strong typing skills to get the most out of this program.
- In order to have some fun interaction among the students, we will also exercise their creative minds as they work in teams using Redstone to solve new challenges. Your student will learn different types of logic gates and how to use the binary numeral system to create a basic but functional calculator in Minecraft!
- Requirements: Students must have AT LEAST 10 hours of playing time ON A COMPUTER. The controls are different for all devices, so if your child has never played on a computer they will experience a lot of frustration in the first day of camp while they catch up.
Option R 10: Minecraft Play (Ages 7-14)
- This option is available during extended camp hours usually starting at 2:30.
- This is available as an add on for students enrolled at camp or as an independent camp.
- All students need to be familiar with Minecraft before joining this camp.
- This will be an opportunity for students to interact in a group Minecraft environment. While students will explore and learn new skills and techniques, this is not the same as our structured camps. This will predominantly be a free play experience.
Option R 11: 3D Printing and CAD Design (Ages 11-14)
New this year! Bring your child’s imagination to life with Dremel Idea Builder and Auto Desk Tinker CAD.
Using problem based learning our students will have the power to build their imaginations!
With Tinker CAD, students will be able to create, move, rotate and scale their abstract models before printing. The software is intuitive and easy to learn. They will see the tangible results as they refine and print their 3D design.
To encourage their critical thinking, students will be able learn the science and engineering behind projects created in the camp.
At the end of camp, the students will be able to take home a copy of all of their designs and at least one of their favorite 3D models.
Option R 13: Extreme Bots and Building (Ages 11-14)
This will be for those who LOVE building advanced and complicated structures and LEGO Machines. This technology is reserved for our oldest students only. If your child loves building very challenging structures with LEGOS, this will be the camp for them! The builders will need to have a more in depth knowledge of LEGO building and pieces. The activities are motorized, non-motorized and pneumatics powered. Some of the activities that they build will include a “Walking Dinosaur”, a “Crane” and a motorized “Cable Car”. Click here for pictures of some of our builds.
The projects built will use universal joints, piston connectors, knowledge of structural integrity. Your child will only need to add imagination to step outside the box and try new building techniques.
Programming and Robotics
This adventure begins with building and programming LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3’s using a graphical interface to accomplish tasks. To begin, your child will build a “Base Bot” used to expand their knowledge of the programming palette.
Once completed your child will program the bot will go prospecting for minerals on the moon and avoid falling into craters. As it traverses the landscape it will keep track of hills and valleys to chart the moon's topography.
Students will create programs to make cartoons, movies, and games, compose music and much more with Scratch, Alice 2.0 and other gaming protocols!!
Our Science,3D Printing, CAD Design, Minecraft, Sewing, Coding, and Robotics Middle School and High School summer camps are in many locations throughout Atlanta, GA. Come join us for the best Georgia summer camps in Dunwoody, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Acworth, Duluth, Kennesaw, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Marietta, Midtown, Johns Creek, Decatur, Cobb County, Peachtree Corners, Milton, Cherokee County and many more locations. Our day camps range from 6 to 8 hours with optional early and late care.