Robotics I: Mechanics

Category: Enrichment


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 II: Programming is designed for campers who complete this camp successfully. 

Week One: Mechanics: Driver-Controlled Competition

The first week of camp will focus on creating great robotic design. Campers learn:  

  • Basic Theory of Physical Mechanics
  • Application of Physical Mechanics
  • Usage of FIRST Tetrix Robotics System
  • Construction & Design

Why Robotics?

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
  • Teamwork
  • Programming

Camp Counselors

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.

Camp Leadership

tito fernandez
  • About:

    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

Camp fee: $350

Session 1: June 19 - June 23

Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Entering Grades: 7, 8, 9

Enrollment cap: 20

Camp location: Northridge

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