ASU Robotics Camps 7Up and 9Up are now Open for enrollment. The enrollment page is:
The Camps home page is:
In the first week, one or two academic lectures have been given to the class everyday. Students are well equipped with the background for understanding robotics programming and beyond. The lectures include:
– Career opportunities in engineering
– Visual Programming Language (VPL) basis
– Computer organization, truth table model, and ALU design and implementation in VPL
– Computer communication
– Numbering systems and binary
– Computer systems and robotics
– Finite state machine as a programming model and maze modeling and programming
– Presentation techniques
– Software and how software reshapes the world
On the hands-on activities and programming side, we have started programming the robot and constructing the robotics from day 1. On Thursday, we started phone apps development in the afternoon.
In week 2, we will continue to program the robot and program the phone. We will also start robotics challenges that put the techniques together under test.
We will complete the treasure hunting and maze navigation challenges before the closing ceremony on Friday. The final game, the sumo robotics challenge will be conducted live in the closing ceremony starting at 2pm on Friday. Each team will also give a presentation on what they have learned and best part of the camp that they experienced.
Parents and family members are welcome to attend the closing ceremony.
The 9Up Camp will start on Monday, June 16. Please follow the diving “Directions” page at:
to find the location and parking information.
Please arrive before 8:30am to register. The registration desk will open at 8:15am in BY211 lobby.
Parents are encouraged to stay in the first session “Parent and Student Orientation” from 8:45am to 9:00am in BY210.
Camp T-shirt and a textbook will be handed to the student at the registration.
If parents cannot stay in the parent and Student Orientation session, please download and read the PDF file at the link:
The camp is full. No students can be admitted if they are not preregistered through our camp Website.
The closing ceremony will start from 2pm on Friday, 6/13/2014. Family members are invited to join the event.
We will have the last live competition (sumo-robots) starts at 2pm, followed by the student presentations.
Each team will give a 3-minute presentation to highlight what they have learned in the camp. They will choose one of the items to focus on:
– Alice movie or game
– ASU online programming tool experience
– Treasure hunting challenge
– Maze navigation challenge
– Sumo robots challenge
Then we will give certificates of participation for everyone and prizes for the winning teams. The teams have been evaluated through various activities during the camp.
All teams finished the Alice and Genost programming, and uploaded their movie or game into Youtube on Thursday morning. They started EV3 robot construction and programming from Thursday afternoon. With the programming preparation in Alice and Genost, EV3 programming is well on the way to prepare for the challenges to be conducted next week.