Program

The program consists of two camps: 7Up Camp for students entering grades 7 and 8, and 9Up Camp for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The two camps have different emphases and using different tools. The 7UP Camp will have the emphasis on the 3D animation, robotics construction, NXT programming, while the 9Up Robotics Camp will have the emphasis on Robotics Developer Studio and VPL, Web programming, and Smartphone apps development.

Topics Covered in 7Up Camp

  • 3D movie and game programming using Alice.
  • Draw 3D objects uisng Google ScetchUp.
  • Create and deliver PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Construction of a LEGO Mindstorm NXT robot.
  • Robotics programming in NXT Graphical programming language.
  • First Lego League (FLL) competition preparation
  • Program the NXT robot with Bluetooth-remote control.
  • Program the NXT robot to find its way out a maze with artificial intelligence.
  • Participate in the Robotics Competition at the end of the program.

Topics Covered in 9Up Camp

  • Basics of computing and logics behind computing.
  • Career path in science, engineering and computing.
  • Advanced PowerPoint presentation development.
  • Robotics Developer Studio and Visual Programming Language
  • Program robot in Virtual environment and in physical environment
  • Program the robot with Bluetooth-remote control.
  • Program the robot to find its way out a maze with artificial intelligence.
  • Participate in the Robotics Competition at the end of the program.
  • Web programming and Web app development
  • Smartphone programming, Android Phone App development and Windows Phone App development

 

Skills Exercised and Technologies Learned in Both Camps

  • Problem solving and hands-on skill
  • Engineering design process.
  • System development process.
  • Logic thinking and reasoning.
  • Team working spirit and individual creativity.
  • Presentation skill
  • Hand-on experiences.
  • Programming language and application development
  • Sample Lecture: What is a Robot?
  • Sample Lecture: Service-Oriented Computing?
  • Sample Hands-on Lab: Building a robotics program

Daily Schedule (7UP and 9UP)

  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Check in
  • 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Instructions and hands-on laboratories
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break, play and snack time (Bring your own snack)
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Instructions and hands-on laboratories
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break and play time (Bring your own lunch or buy on Mill Ave)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Instructions and hands-on laboratories
  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Break, play and snack time (Bring your own snack)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructions and hands-on laboratories
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Play time and pick up / departure

Accomodations: Special Needs

If your child has a disability and has a need for an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please notify Kimberly Colburn at The School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Kimberly.colburn@asu.edu or (480) 965-3199 to discuss your child’s needs. Receiving requests for accommodation at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program provides a reasonable amount of time to review, consider and meet the request if possible. ASU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable Federal, State, and local laws.