Whatever your age, robots are fun to play with. They’re even more fun if you design and build them on your own.
That’s what you do at Virginia Space Flight Academy.
The robotics program uses Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits to challenge campers of any skill level. Each group of campers will receive challenge-based training in programming and robot design. The training will culminate with their own “task” for their robot. Once the task is chosen campers must design, build and program their robots.
Campers that are new to Lego Mindstorms are given the tools they need to build a robot to complete relatively simple tasks. More advanced campers are encouraged to push themselves to complete more complicated and difficult tasks.