$400

Battling Robots Camp!

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McNear Art and Science Center (MASC)

605 Sunnyslope Avenue

Petaluma, CA 94952

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Do you love the show BattleBots? Have you ever wanted to design, build, and compete with your own remote controlled fighting robot? If yes, then this camp is for you! With close supervision from a team of experts, campers will learn advanced skills in prototyping, electronics, engineering, and physics as they prepare their robot for a live remote control battle tournament! As opposed to Lego robotics systems, this camp will feature Viper Combat Robot Kits from FingerTech Robotics, providing an opportunity for campers to construct and modify high-end robots modeled after those seen in industry and normally not available to young learners. Each camper will receive a personalized lab coat on the first day and a their own take-home robotics kit after the battle on the final day! Battling Robots Camp is open to students ages 9-14.


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Ramsey Musallam is a full-time robotics, chemistry, and biology teacher at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, CA, as well as the head coach for Team Ellipse, Sonoma Academy's world championship FRC Robotics Team. In addition to his role as a high school educator, Ramsey is an professor of education at Concordia University, and travels nationally and interneationally helping other teachers leverage the power of curiosity in their classrooms. Ramsey's TED Talk, 3 Rules to Spark Learning is extremely popular with classroom teachers worldwide. Ramsey holds a BS in Biochemistry from UC Davis and an MA and EdD in education from the University of San Francisco. Learn more about Ramsey at Cycles of Learning. In addition to Ramsey, experienced members of the Team Ellipse Engineering and Electronics teams will serve as camp instructors.


Structure

Day 1-Prototype Simulation (7/29, 9am-12pm)

  • Campers will design, build, and test a battle robot prototype using the Lego Power Function and Lego Technic systems.

Day 2-Motors and Electronics (7/30, 9am-12pm)

  • Campers will wire the basic electronics of their battle robot while also learning about traction, gear ratios, motor controllers, radio communication, and electrical soldering.

Day 3-Chassis Construction (7/31, 9am-12pm)

  • Campers will design and prototype the external frame for their battle robot while learning to work with glue melt, cardboard, foam core, acrylic, and aluminum.

Day 4-Weapons and Mechanisms (8/1, 9am-12pm)

  • Campers will revise their electronics adding additional motors to create spinners, flippers, lifters, hammers, and other devices to aid their battle robot’s power.

Day 5-Tournament and Awards (8/2, 9am-12pm)

  • Campers test their robots and skills in a final Battling Robot tournament. As a team, we will focus on safety and collaboration while also enjoying healthy competition.
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McNear Art and Science Center (MASC)

605 Sunnyslope Avenue

Petaluma, CA 94952

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