i2 CAMP COURSES

BOSE: Science of Sound, Music & Motion

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: BOSE Corporation

Explore sound, motion and music with a range of technologies. In this course you will use magnets, wire coils and amplifiers to build working speaker systems and motors. With your speakers and motors, you will create kinetic sculptures that dance to music, and finally you will develop your own animations and movies using a strobe light system.

BugBots: Programming Mini-Robots

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Wyss Institute at Harvard

Learn the fundamentals of how to tell computers and robots what to do -- and what you can do when they don't do it -- in this introduction to computer programming and robotics. Campers will use a graphical programming language and a unique small robot to learn about programming principles, debugging, sensors, motors, feedback, and behavior-based robotics. You'll program your robot to act like an insect and find its way through an unfamiliar maze. Campers will be able to take home their robot at the end of the week.

Building an Interactive Friendly Monster

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: MIT Media Lab

Have you ever wanted your stuffed animals or other toys to come alive? Now they can! In this course, work with fabric and electronics to make your own interactive friend. You will use conductive thread, felt, lights, speakers and sensors, to make a soft and cuddly monster that responds to you. Learn how to use programming to make your creature play music and glow at your command.

Bytes and Beats- An Introduction to Programming with MATLAB

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: MathWorks

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of programming with MATLAB while making your own music with sensors. With the programming language used by scientists and engineers today, you will turn if-statements, for-loops, and functions into rhythms, melodies, and harmonies through an Arduino and sensors. Working with friends you can compose and visualize your own music and invent your own symphonic creations. At the end of the course, take home your own electronics to continue fine tuning your musical inventions. No prior knowledge of programming or working with electronics is required.

Fundamentals of Electronics I

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: MIT Edgerton Center

Get a hands on education in what goes on inside the the world of electronics. In this course different sensor, logic and output "Doo-bobs" will be used to explore electronics from input to output, and to interact with heat, light, sound and touch, among other things. Parents -- prepare for anything from sound-activated light shows to animated toys showing up at home. (Two week course)

Fundamentals of Electronics II

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: MIT Edgerton Center

Get a hands on education in what goes on inside the the world of electronics. In this course different sensor, logic and output "Doo-bobs" will be used to explore electronics from input to output, and to interact with heat, light, sound and touch, among other things. Parents -- prepare for anything from sound-activated light shows to animated toys showing up at home. (Two week course)

Robotics I

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Nate Piper, The Roxbury Latin School

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology, in this course you will learn how to build different robots and program them to move. You will work with motors and sensors, and explore how light, touch, sound, ultrasonic, color and accelerometer sensors can enhance our robots. You will model real-life mechanisms and use creativity, logic and problem-solving skills. Invent your own robots, and find out how exciting it can be to bring the digital world of computers into our physical world.

Robotics II: Manufacturing

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Nate Piper, The Roxbury Latin School

Have you ever wondered about who makes the machines that make all our “stuff,” and how they work? You will learn about our world of manufacturing, and the ever-increasing role that robots play in the process. Teams of campers will collaborate to design and build a multi-robot assembly-line style BuilderBot, which will be tasked with building a new LEGO object. (Campers must take Robotics I or have previous experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to enroll.)

Robotics II: Medicine

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Nate Piper, The Roxbury Latin School

Medical robotics has been and will continue to be a fast-growing and critical field of study. You will investigate the current uses of robotics in medicine, and learn how robots are helping people, simplifying procedures, and saving lives all over the world. You will design, build and program robots that emulate surgical robots and personal-care robots to provide assistance to patients in need. (Campers must take Robotics I or have previous experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to enroll.)