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Imagine it, build it, and watch it go!

Robot Camp will not be offered in Summer 2015. Please check back, as it may return in 2016.

Kids entering the 6th through 8th grades will have a blast exploring, building and programming actual robots in this week-long summer camp on the Humboldt State University campus.

Participants will learn about robotic technology and get hands-on experience creating robots with kits from the Lego® Mindstorm® system. Each day will begin with a design challenge and by the afternoon, campers will master basic construction and programming to see their creations in action.

Larger robots will also be on hand and weather permitting -- the class will fly a robotic aerial platform or test robotic land vehicles.

Students will also get the opportunity to witness how robotic parts are made with on-campus visits to the HSU Schatz Energy Research lab to look at the computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine and the biology lab for a 3D printer demonstration.

HSU Robot Camp will be led by the Dr. Ken Owens, Associate Professor, Mathematics, in the College of Natural Resources & Sciences at Humboldt State University and David Marshall, Information Technology Consultant and CS Department lecturer at Humboldt State University. They will be assisted by HSU undergraduate students majoring in computer science, engineering, math and related fields.

Robot Camp is June 16-20, 2014, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

Tuition is $250 (Tuition will include lunch and t-shirt).