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2nd Annual Robotics Summer Camp

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Title

2nd Annual Robotics Summer Camp

Location

La Sierra University

Start Date/Time

6/19/2017 9:00 AM

End Date/Time

6/19/2017 12:00 PM

Type of Event

Conferences Workshops and Seminars

Contact

Enoch Hwang, lasierra.edu/robocamp, summercamp@robotsforfun.com,

Description

La Sierra University is hosting a robotics summer camp for everyone ages 9 and up. The camp will run from Jun. 19 to 30 from 9 a.m. to noon.  |  | Participants will have the opportunity to learn robotics, logical thinking, computer programming, and electronics through fun, hands-on robot-building activities. The primary objective of the camp is to build a robot and have a chance to showcase their final product and compete on the last day of camp. Participants will be able to bring their robot home.  |  | Camp attendees are not expected to have any prior experience in robotics. They will be provided with an Arduino kit that includes an Arduino microcontroller board, USB cable, LED lights, buzzer, push button, sensors, motor, and other components. They will learn simple computer programming concepts and how to connect external components such as lights and sensors. Hwang’s main goal is to encourage logical thinking.  |  | This camp was offered for the first-time last year and attracted a total of 76 enrollees. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about robotics, analytical thinking, computer programming, and electronics through hands-on activities.  |  | “I am so grateful and impressed at the progress the children were able to make in such a short period of time,” said Gina Trani Girmes, parent of a participant.  |  | Enoch Hwang, computer science chair and professor, gave host to the first robotics summer camp last year. He currently runs a robotics club that includes participants in college, high school, and junior high school. He has also taken responsibility of a project that involves his college students constructing a robotic arm that can be controlled from anywhere using a standard web browser. Hwang believes that robotics is becoming the future and that it is important for future generations to assist in making them more user-friendly. |  | “When I was young, I liked to build automated little gadgets. Now I’m at a point where I know how to do it, so let me teach what I know,” said Hwang. |  | The registration fee is $160 per person and includes an Arduino microprocessor kit which contains all of the parts for building the robotic projects. You can register at lasierra.edu/robocamp. For more information, contact summercamp@robotsforfun.com. La Sierra University is located at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside. A campus map is available at http://lasierra.edu/campus-map/. |  |  | Cost: Varies

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