What equipment is needed?
A Mac, Windows, or Linux laptop with administrative rights to install Arduino, Python and other programming tools. If you have a newer Mac or Windows laptop with only USB-C ports, you will need a USB-C to USB adapter to be able to connect the Arduino to your computer.
Equipment for attending from home?
Besides a computer, students will need:
- Internet Access to download required tools and utilities
- Ability to use zoom
- Thats it, everything else will be provided in the mailed kit.
Which courses are available this summer?
We are offering courses for 3 different experience levels:
- Elite Track for beginners, who want to become an expert. Students will build their own robot arm and mobile manipulator robot.
- Genesis Track for those who have recent experience with coding or robotics, or have previously completed the Elite Track. Students will build more advanced realistic robots.
- The Advanced Robotics Lab for older students where they will learn AI, 3D computer vision, and high power mechatronics.
What is the class structure?
All classes will meet for 3 hours a day from Monday to Friday. The morning session begins at 10am and will end at 1pm. The evening session will start at 2:30pm and end at 5:30pm.
Do we get to keep the robots?
Yes! At the beginning of each course, each student will be given a kit that contains all the supplies to build their own robot. Once it is built, they will take their robots home for continued enjoyment and learning!
What if there is a Covid lockdown announced during summer?
All sessions are available both in-person or over Zoom. If attending in-person, you will have the option to change it to zoom. If you prefer not to attend over zoom, you will be refunded 100% for the missed sessions.
How is covid safety being handled?
We are taking the utmost care to ensure a maximally safe setup. The sessions are designed for individual learning and not group activity.
- A mask is mandatory at all times with nose and mouth securely covered
- 6ft distancing between every individual desk
- Gloves, hand sanitizer, lysol wipes will be provided
- Desks and chairs will be completely wiped down between sessions
- The same desk will be reassigned to the same student on consecutive days
- Always open front and back doors, with extra cross-ventilation forced air through back to front of the building to ensure constant fresh air.
What is the Autonomous Racing Tournament? How do I join?
This is a competition that will be held at the end of the summer session. Students who have built their AI enabled robots will be able to show off their skills and compete with friends!
To join you have to register in our competition prep course where you will also build the smart autonomous self-driving robot that you will use to compete!