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group Live In-Person Activity
cake 9 - 12 year olds
date_range July 11, 2022
access_time noon - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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replay Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
End date: July 15, 2022
local_offer CAD $225.00
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VISST Summer Camp: Coding for Robotics

VISST Summer Camp: Coding for Robotics


One-week camp for ages 9-12 in Vancouver, BC.


  • Build a robot that reacts to its surroundings in just 5 days.

  • Learn from a veteran teacher with years of experience teaching robotics and coding.

  • Collaborate with like-minded peers and learn from each other.

  • Earn a certificate of completion from the Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology.


On Day 1 we’ll start with an introduction to engineering processes and iterative design. Then we’ll dive into Lego’s NXT-G programming framework. By the end of your first day you’ll use code to move your robot.

Our robot can move forward, but it needs to turn! On Day 2 we’ll add turning to our robot’s capabilities, learning about the relationships between distances and angles in the process.

Day 3: we can now control our robot, but ideally it would react to the environment on its own. Enter sensors. By adding touch and light sensors to our robot, it can now experience the world. We’ll then improve our code so that the robot reacts to its inputs and navigates a maze.

One fundamental programming concept is the idea of loops — that is, doing something repeatedly. On Day 4 we’ll explore the idea of loops, both as a general programming concept and concretely in our NXT-G code. We’ll use loops to create a robot that can find buried treasure!

On the last day we’ll add an additional sensor to our robot and then work in groups to solve a more complex challenge.

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