Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs
Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

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CAMP OVERVIEW

The overall goal of Robotics I & II is to get you comfortable using a wide range of electronic components as we work through a list of ‘prepared’ circuits. Every student will work with a complete kit of electronic components, including a micro-controller, transistors, motors, and switches. As students work through ‘hands on’ experiments they will begin mastering the great capabilities of electronics. 

The kit uses the Arduino, programmed in the C language. The course assumes a little bit of programing experience but if you don’t, you need not worry. You can start going through the circuits and pick up most of it along the way. No previous electronic experience is required to have fun with this course. For a more advanced robotics camp, please see Robotics II.

This particular course offers two unique approaches. First, each exercise will target a specific goal with close guidance. Once attained and students have understood both the hardware and software basics, students will be given an ‘advanced’ challenge.  Secondly, the class will work on a team project. The project will target a real life engineering problem and will strive to bring a solution to market. In previous years, projects have included electrifying a bicycle and designing a precision flow meter.

 

WHY ROBOTICS?

During this camp campers will design, construct, and pilot their own robotics projects using Arduino, programmed in C language. Campers will develop skills in:

  • Programming
  • Planning & Design
  • Mechanical Intuition
  • Teamwork

 

CAMP DIRECTOR

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

Dr. William de Ojeda

Dr. William de Ojeda is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer. He worked for over 17 years at NAVISTAR where he managed its Advanced Combustion and Control Engine Group.  He now leads a small engineering firm based in Burr Ridge specializing in fuel systems and controls, serving the automotive and aerospace markets. Dr. Ojeda has over the last 30 years contributed his time and energy in a number of student projects and organizations. Questions about the camp? Please contact summer@northridgeprep.org.

 

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs
Dates:

Robotics I: June 15 – 19

Robotics II: June 22 – 26

Hours:

9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Grades:

Entering 7 — 9 

Fees:

Robotics I: $299

Robotics II: $299

Both Robotics I & Robotics II: $549

Enrollment Cap:

15 campers

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

Robotic Design & Development | Northridge Summer Programs

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8320 Ballard Rd, Niles, IL 60714
Tel: 847.375.0600 Fax: 847.375.0606
info@northridgeprep.org