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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.

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs


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 VEX Robotic Competitions. Campers will develop skills in:

  • Planning & Design
  • Mechanical Intuition
  • Teamwork
  • Programming

Week One: 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 VEX Robotics System
  • Construction & Design

Week Two: Fully Autonomous Competition

The second week of camp focuses on writing computer code to give robots autonomous capabilities. Campers learn:

  • Basic of Computer Programming
  • Human-Robotic Interaction
  • Specifics of VEX Robotics Coding Environment


Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

Tito Fernandez ‘13

Head Northridge Robotics Coach.

Mr. Tito Fernandez, a Northridge alum, is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Design Engineering. Additionally, he is currently pursuing Masters and 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 robotics teams for both Middle and High School students (which was ranked 39th out of 150 teams last year). Other questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Fernandez at


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.

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

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Week One June 17 – 21

Week Two June 24 – 28


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Entering 7 – 9


Week One: $299

Week Two: $299

Both Sessions: $549

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606

8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606