Youth Programs

lego mindstorms

Robotics Programs Ages 10 - 14

Thank you for considering sending your child to our Engineering Expectations summer programs. We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time at Engineering Expectations. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels.

Coding with Raspberry Pi 

Explore the world of computer programming with the Raspberry Pi - a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. The Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects. During this camp you will work with computer scientists to build your raspberry pi and design multiple small projects that utilize it. On the final day of camp there will be a project showcase for parents (Friday at 11:45 am) AND you will take your Raspberry Pi home with you.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

June 19-23

Ages: 10 - 11
Tuition: $425
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Coding with Raspberry Pi, click here 

Coding with Arduino 

Explore the world of computer programming with the Arduino - an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment. You can even use it to control simple robots! On the final day of camp there will be a project showcase for parents (Friday at 11:45 am) AND you will take your Arduino home with you.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

June 26-30

Ages: 12 - 14
Tuition: $425
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Coding with Arduino, click here 

Lego Mindstorms Jr

Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms. You and a partner will work with computer scientists to build your robot on the first day. Then you will learn computer programming skills that will allow you to control it. Once you get the hang of it, you will learn some more advanced commands that will allow you to program your robot to do even more cool stuff like navigate mazes, explore the world, and even battle other robots. Learn how to use sensors to create an even smarter robot. Compete in some friendly competitions throughout the camp. On the final Friday you and your partner will demo your robot in the camp showcase.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

Session 1: July 10-14

Session 2: July 24-28

Ages: 10 - 11
Tuition: $395
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Lego Mindstorms Jr, click here 


Lego Mindstorms Sr

Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms. You and a partner will work with computer scientists to build your robot on the first day. Then you will learn computer programming skills that will allow you to control it. Start by learning basic commands, then graduate to learning loops and 'if then' statements. Each day you will build on what you've learned during the week to program your robot to complete challenges and incorporate sensors. Make a drag racing robot, program your robot to follow a flashlight, and shoot a basketball. Compete in some friendly competitions throughout the camp. On the final Friday you and your partner will demo your robot in the camp showcase.

Program Dates and Tuition

Summer 2017 Dates:

August 7-11

Ages: 12 - 14
Tuition: $395
Gender: Co-ed
To register for Lego Mindstorms Sr, click here 

Program Registration

You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin.

• Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice
• Questions? Call 910.962.2640 or send an e-mail to ypengineers@uncw.edu
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