Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a rover like NASA’s Curiosity rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory project? One would rightfully assume it takes expertise in mechanical engineering, software development, and electronics to even begin to construct such a complex robot. Now our pupils can learn about these skills and get a taste of what it is like to construct such a rover using TRIK cybernetic kits - university level platform.
This October Half Term we are delighted that the creators of the TRIK robotics will be coming to London again to lead our Robotics Camp. They will be reinforced by our in-house team of superb teachers from Imperial College and Queen Mary University.
Children will be split into several groups to cover age ranges of 7 to 16. A further determinant will be pupils’ experience with programming and robotics in general. The pupil to staff ratio will be 6 to 1 to ensure maximum understanding and enjoyment of the subject.
Younger children will be taught using our favourite ROBBO robotics kit: mixing and combining sensors you can replicate any technology that surrounds you, from smartphone to refrigerator. ROBBO combines science with unlimited amount of creativity. ROBBO is a good supporting tool to run any physics experiments e.g. involving velocity and acceleration, exploring optics. Working with Robot kit improves problem solving, analytical skills, innovativeness and enhances teamwork skills.
Olympiad style maths will also feature, especially with the extra one hour maths option each morning from 9 to 10am. Even if your child has joined us for previous camps with us, all content, materials and projects will be new for this camp.
Find details on the website of London School of Mathematics and Programming.