All 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.

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

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.

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

Building an Interactive, Friendly Monster

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: High-Low Tech, 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.

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

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)

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

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)

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

Robotics I

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Nate Piper, The Roxbury Latin School

Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 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.

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

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® NXT 2.0 technology to enroll.)

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

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® NXT 2.0 technology to enroll.)

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

Robotics II: Space

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: Nate Piper, The Roxbury Latin School

Robots are being used in space every day — from the Mars Rover to the robotic arm on the International Space Station. In this course you will learn about the currently deployed robots in space and the unique challenges that the robots’ designers and engineers face. Building upon the skills and experience gained in Robotics I, you will design, build, and program a RoverBot, tasked with completing a variety of challenges on a faraway planet. (Campers must take Robotics I or have previous experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 technology.)

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp

Techno-Threads

Topic: Robotics & Electronics

Developed By: MIT Edgerton Center

Technology is everywhere -- it's not only in the devices we use but now it's in the clothes we wear. Create your own "smart clothes" by adding lights, switches, and sensors; and explore how light flows through fiber optic fabric! Leave with more knowledge about electronics, art, and wearable technology, as well as a personalized piece of your own clothing.

Location: Choose From Left Menu Sr Camp