Our classic Robotics, Video Game Design, Near-Space Photography, and Stop-Motion Animation camps are back and better than ever as part of our ambitious 2016 summer line-up. Find the descriptions below, and we’ll see you at camp! Please note that age and grade ranges for these programs vary by facility. Please check our calendar for more information.
Brace yourselves for an awesome week of the best Techsplosion has to offer. Build and battle autonomous robots, program an awesome original video game, make a stop-motion movie, build a Minecraft fortress, fight with friends in our epic marshmallow gun battle, and more! You’ll never forget your week of Techstravaganza!
Techsplosion’s Robotic Adventures with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
Build a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot that walks on its own, or a rover that uses an ultrasonic sensor to navigate around obstacles! Challenge a friend to a robotic sumo match and push him out of the ring, or if you’re feeling adventurous, take on ‘The Pit O’ Despair’! Techies will learn about engineering and robotics by using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT system at this amazingly fun workshop!
Techsplosion’s Puzzling Platforms
The next level in video game design! Platform games like Mario are some of the most challenging, fun, addictive, and engaging games out there, and we’ll learn all about them! Techies will learn about the physics of platform games, and will create a unique game that they can bring home to show to friends and family!
Techsplosion’s Stop-Motion Commotion
Ever wondered how they made Wallace and Gromit? Get ready to make your own stop-motion film from the ground up! Campers start by coming up with a great idea for a short film, then develop it fully by planning their scenes and preparing props and backdrops. Next up is filming using stop-motion technique, and finally, film day, where campers will show off their hard work! NOTE: The main focus of this class is storytelling and prop creation. Computers are used, but to a lesser extent than in our other courses.
Techsplosion’s Mission Control
Space Cadets, prepare yourselves for launch day! We’ll spend the week exploring space-related challenges like designed water-powered aircraft, building robots that can navigate Mars craters, and culminating in designing, building, and launching our very own helium-powered near-space craft approximately 100,000 feet above the earth to take astounding photos of the edge of the Earth. Cadets will be responsible for collaborating and delegating to ensure that every mission is a success in this unique and memorable summer camp experience.