RoboCAMP : Basic STEM learning in six days

For schools and for students, RoboCAMP is a window to the exciting world of robotics. RoboCAMP derives the most interesting activities from ThinkLABS' Robotics Learning System (RLS) and involves students in engaging robot building experiences.

Each day, students can solve a unique task by making a new robot. On the last day, a competition is held. Spread across a week, this program gives a flavour of robotics to students of standard 4th and above. Students get a take-away kit, using which they can continue the learning at home.

image title
  • Img01
  • Img01
  • Img01
  • Img01

Duration - 6 days

 

Program details - Each participant will be provided with an ergonomically designed robotic kit - Robonaut, consisting of electrical and mechanical building blocks and necessary toold to construct robots.

 

In this course, participants will be building remote controlled robots. They will lean:

  • Basic concepts of physics
  • Designing various types of mechanical structures
  • Proper usage of tools
  • .. and lots more

 

No. of robots made - 6

 

Competition: Students participate in a soccer competition on the last day of the course. Students experience the thrills of on-the-spot decision making and strategizing. They are also guided about participating in our national level open robotics championship TRiCKS, held every year at IIT Bombay.
(all RoboCAMP participants get a direct entry to TRiCKS)

 

What next?

  • Learn more with Virtu and RoboCAMP Senior
  • Participate in TRiCKS
  • Send us your entries for "Roboteer of the season"

 

Take-aways -

  • Robonaut kit (kit contents)
  • A guiding CD
  • Certificate
  • Robonaut kit (kit contents)
  • Certificate

ROBOCAMP Virtu is designed for school students from 4th std onwards. This camp aims at introducing the students to the new and exciting world of virtual creations. During this camp, the students will learn the art of animation, programming and man-machine interaction. Using Scratch software, the students will be pushed to stretch their boundaries of imagination.

 

  • Researched and developed at SINE, IIT Bombay
  • Hands-on experience on specially designed robotics kit
  • Interactive sessions with focus on sharing ideas, nurturing creativity and teamwork
  • Scientific and organised approach
  • Quizzes and competition
  • Certificate on completion

 

Duration: 6 days, 2 hours daily

 

Takeaways:

 

VirtuBoard Kit*
CD containing starter guide
Certificate

 

Details of the robotic kit

 

VirtuBoard with Sound, slider, button and light Sensors
USB Cable

 

Details of Program


Module I: - Introduction to the Virtual World

  • Introduction to Scratch Software.
  • Introduction to Algorithms and programming.
  • Concept of Angles, Constructing shapes etc.

Module II: - Simple Animation

  • Basics of animation
  • Controlling program for Key Board Inputs
  • Introduction to Broadcasting system for interaction
  • Working with the on screen Co-ordinate system

 

Module III: - Introduction to Sensors (Button and light sensor)

  • Introduction to Sensors
  • Real life applications of Button and light sensors
  • Interfacing real world to virtual world
  • Exposure to solar panel based machines
  • Application of Conditional Programming

 

Module IV: - Introduction to Sensors (Slider and Sound sensor)

  • Real life application of Slider and Sound Sensor
  • Introduction to the concept of home automation
  • Using the arithmetical concept of scaling

 

Module V: - Mini Project

  • Creating a virtual application which uses different sensors
  • Drawing different environments
  • Animating different virtual characters

 

Module VI:-Major Project/Presentation Day

On the final day, the students will be helped to create a virtual application of their choice and they will present their application in front of the class.It is a 6 day workshop, with practical hands on session on each day of the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to motivate the students to imagine and create. During the session the students would be making various activities such as

  • Controlling on screen robot with the keyboard
  • Animating the robot on screen to do tasks
  • Controlling on screen characters using the HMI (human machine interface) board
  • Creating a virtual home automation setup
image title
  • Img01

Duration - 6 days

 

Program details - Each participant will be provided with i-Pitara kit, consisting of a reprogrammable unit, various sensors, mechanical building blocks and necessary tools. In this course, participant will build robots and program them using CiMPLE, an intuitive visual programming software specially designed for school students.

 

The participants will learn:

  • Concepts of physics
  • Programming and logic building
  • Problem solving approaches

 

No. of robots made - 6

 

Competition: Students participate in a robotic wrestling competition on the last day of the course. Students experience the thrills of smart programming, design and strategizing. They are also guided about participating in our national level open robotics championship TRiCKS, held every year at IIT Bombay. (all RoboCAMP participants get a direct entry to TRiCKS)

 

What next? -

  • Learn more with RoboCAMP Advanced
  • Participate in TRiCKS
  • Send us your entries for "Roboteer of the season"

 

Take-aways -

  • i-Pitara kit (kit contents)
  • A CD with CiMPLE installation file and guidance
  • Certificate

Duration - 6 days

 

Program details - Each participant will be provided with an add-on kit to i-Pitara, consisting of extra motors, mechanical building blocks and necessary tools. In this course, participant will build complex robot designs and also learn how to make smarter programs using CiMPLE, an intuitive visual programming software specially designed for school students.

 

The participants will learn:

  • Advanced concepts of physics
  • Advanced programming
  • Making complex robot structures
  • .. and lot more

 

No. of robots made - 6

 

Competition: They are also guided about participating in our national level open robotics championship TRiCKS (all RoboCAMP participants get a direct entry to TRiCKS)

 

What next? -

  • Participate in TRiCKS
  • Send us your entries for "Roboteer of the season"

 

Take-aways -

  • An add-on kit to i-Pitara (kit contents)
  • A guiding CD
  • Certificate

Testimonials

"ThinkLABS has been like a light in the mist when it comes to practical robotics. It also helped me to connect with many other roboteers, share tips and tricks, knowledge and teamwork."

-Soham Sankaran (Jamnabai Narsee School)

Copyright © 2013 ThinkLABS Technosolutions Pvt. Ltd.