Campers spent day 2 using the Microbit to create their own inventions they will showcase on Friday. Images of today's inventions are shown. Examples include, but are not limited to, "Magic 8 Balls", a "Dance Dance Revolution" simulator and a "Talking Thermometer".
Campers spent day 1 using the Microbit to learn the basics of interfacing physical hardware with coding. Campers worked through a series of modules, leading to their own invention that they will showcase on our final day. Click here to see all modules via our leaderboard, and click here to see the handbook that contains links to all activities. A few images from today are shown below.
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During Day 2 campers applied their knowledge of gearing to create a "DragBot" to race on a 16 foot track. DragBots were "geared up" by campers and programmed to stop when they sensed the presence of a green light, and move in the presence of a white light. See images Day 2's work below.
During Day 1 of the STEM portion of "Soccer & STEM Camp", campers built ball pitching machine to experiment with the process of "gearing up". After building the same machine, campers were challenged to modify their projects to change the speed and/or structure of their machine. Today, Day 2, campers will apply their knowledge of gearing to build a Robotic Dragster. See a few images of Day 1 below.