The future will be full of robots and automation. Who will design, build, manage, and repair the advanced technology we will depend on? Northridge Robotics is training those future scientists, business leaders, and engineers — helping them to decide what career in STEM to pursue. This camp is one of a two part series: Robotics I: Mechanics is designed as a prerequisite for campers who wish to participate in this camp.
Week Two: Programming: Fully Autonomous Competition
The second week of camp focuses on writing computer code to give robots autonomous capabilities. Campers learn:
- Basic Computer Programming
- Human-Robotic Interaction
- Specifics of FTC’s OnBot Java Coding Environment
In this two-week camp, campers will design, construct, and pilot their own robots using computer code. Campers are divided into teams; each designing their own robots to compete against each other in FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic Competitions. Campers will develop skills in:
- Planning & Design
- Mechanical Intuition
Camp Counselors consists of robotics team veterans — both current members and alumni members. They are role models who are passionate both about STEM and helping students. And many are pursuing STEM careers themselves in college.
Mr. Tito Fernandez, a Northridge alum, is a graduate of Northwestern University, with Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Design Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Control. Additionally, he is currently pursuing PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Robotic Manipulation, Design, and Control at Northwestern. He is the head coach of Northridge’s FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team for both Middle and High School students (which has ranked in the Top Ten out of 200 teams at State). Other questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Fernandez at [email protected].
Camp fee: $325
Session 1: June 27 - July 1
Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Entering Grades: 7, 8, 9
Enrollment cap: 15
Camp location: Northridge