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From 7-9: Robots & Transformers, 08.08-12.08.22, Nations

CHF 500.00

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Course Details

Lesson 1-1: Have you ever tried backing up in a truck with a trailer attached? It certainly takes some practice. Give it a try with our truck and trailer model. The pickup truck drives and steers with two motors and car-like pivoting front wheels, which are controlled together by the remote-control programs.

Lesson 1-2: This robot carries a gun turret that can pivot up and down. It can locate targets with the distance sensor and shoot darts using the projectile launchers. The robot is built on the Center Drive Platform for high turning maneuverability, so it can "look" and aim darts in just about any direction.

Lesson 2-1: This truck has four-wheel drive using four independent motors, and it also features four wheel independent "spring" suspension, allowing each wheel to move up and down independently. Although the front wheels don't steer, the truck can still turn on carpet using the simple skid steer method. Drive it using the remote control program and see what you can climb over.

Lesson 2-2: This mobile crane has a counter-balanced arm and a claw for grabbing and lifting objects. The claw is designed to be a good fit for a tennis ball. Drive and operate the crane with the remote-control program, and code your own to see autonomous techniques in action.

Lesson 3-1: This model car is styled after an old American hot rod, and it packs more than you might expect under the hood. Up front is a steering motor with some decorations. But the drive power is handled by 3 motors all working together in the back. They drive a compound gear linkage that increases the maximum motor speed by almost 4 times!

Lesson 3-2: This robotic lawnmower will do laps on your floor and maybe whack small things that it runs over with its high-speed spinning blade underneath. At the end of each pass, the mower uses a hidden trick to turn around, similar to the way a human turns a real lawnmower. But it is only the power of code that drives this one!

Lesson 4-1: Assembling an engine and a gearbox. Using the lever, you can shift gears and see how, at the same speed of rotation of the motor, the speed of rotation of the wheel changes. The student will not only understand the principle of a gearbox in a car, but also see how it works in real-time.

Lesson 4-2: The forklift can pick up and lift loads on the pallets, drive around, and place the loads on a platform or back on the ground. The front driving base is used to get the weight balanced enough to lift and carry loads.

Lesson 5: While making this robot, you’ll learn how a biped robot can walk and turn without falling down, and you’ll see how to render the complex shape of a car’s trunk. You will build SARKIAP-1 the Transformer by assembling its legs, feet, and torso. During the assembly process, you will discover comprehensive design choices and unconventional techniques. Once you’ve built the core of the walking robot, you’ll test it out by programming it to walk around and avoid obstacles. After that, you’ll finish building SARKIAP-1, adding the parts needed for it to turn into a car.

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Organizational Details

-Teacher/child ratio (1:8 or lower) + an assistant

– Camp Schedule

Schedule

 

08:30 – 09:00

Arrival 

09:00 – 10:00

Outdoor sports*

10:15 – 12:00

First Class (½ day pick up at 12h15)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch 

13:00 – 15:45

Second Class

16:00 – 16:45

Outdoor sports*

17:00

Departure

– Lunch*

DAY

MENU

MONDAY

Chicken nuggets with basmati rice
Veg: Falafel with vegetable basmati rice

TUESDAY

Spaghettis bolognese
Veg: Wrap with salad, cheese and falafel

WEDNESDAY

Wraps (salad, cheese, chicken/falafel or humus) – children select the ingredients.

THURSDAY

Carbonara (no meat)

FRIDAY

Pizza Margarita

     *NB: The vegetarian meal can be composed of pasta

* The menu could be changed upon meals availability. No pork, no nuts included; Vegetarian menu is available.

– Outdoor time

Students will play team games outside; In case of bad weather, the outdoor activity will be replaced by craft and science workshops; Picnic in open space if the wether permits.

FAQ

– Being late

Arrival. The camp starts every day at 08:30. Please arrive on time. Those absent will be contacted by 09.30 at the latest.

Departure. The camp finishes every day at 17:00.

Should your child have to leave earlier or if someone else comes to pick him/her up, please inform us as soon as possible by email /WhatsApp.

Please let us know if you are unable to pick up your child at 17:00, so that we can arrange childcare. Fees (payment in cash):

– 30 minutes (departure at 17:30 maximum) CHF 7.50/child.

– 1 hour (departure at 18h00 maximum) CHF 15.00/child.

– Clothes. We recommend comfortable and sporty clothing and, if necessary, a change of clothes for teaching hours. A can of water, a scarf and a coat for park outings.

– Meals and drinks. Children get a daily lunch, which includes a main course, a fruit juice and a dessert. The menu is attached.

If a meal or the menu is not suitable for your child, please let us know by e-mail (education.ch@itstep.org) as soon as possible. In some cases, but not always, we can change the meal according to your suggestions. We therefore advise you to send in your child’s meals, which will be reheated on site.

– Refunds

Full refunds are available if you give a week’s notice of cancellation or if there are problems during camp that are entirely our fault. No other refunds are available.

– Quick Communication

Please send your requests and questions to education.ch@itstep.org

or call Phone/WhatsApp: +41 22 50 17 051.

– Additional lunch

Can be bought on the website > https://school-of-life.ch/it-summer-camps/ > go to basket and choose lunch for 60 CHF > proceed to the payment