CodeBot: Robot Coding & Logic with Cozmo

Price
R1250 – R1500
Camp Duration
2 day / 16 hours
Grades
4 – 7
Key Skills
  • Computational Thinking
  • if-else statements
  • Loops and Logic

Dive deep into coding fundamentals and more advanced logical statements with the Robot Cozmo. Code and interact with his AI to make him recognise faces, move cubes about and even follow your orders as you send him into battle. This two day camp is perfect for those who want a solid grounding in the world of computational logic.

Camp Overview

Imagine having your own robot servant – albeit one with a distinctively rebellious personality. This is Cozmo! Code Cozmo to follow your every order, just have a backup plan if he’s feeling lazy.

Explore the world through Cozmo’s eyes and learn how to code him to make his own decisions. Make him recognise faces and deliver any message you desire when he finds the right person. Or make him shuffle his cubes around when you give him a smile. This is a two day Think Camp filled to capacity with both fun and theory.

What students will learn

  • Computational Thinking – Fundamental coding principles that allow students to solve problems with the use of code
  • if-else statements – programing structures that allow machines (and Cozmo) to make choices based on external stimuli.
  • Loops and Logic – coding elements that make repetitive tasks simple and efficient

What Students Take Home

  • A signed Think Camp certificate
  • An understanding of coding fundamentals, loops and if-else statements
  • New tech skills
  • New approaches to problem solving

What Camp Includes

  • Two passionate, professional instructors per camp
  • Small class sizes (16 – 24 students)
  • 1 Cozmo robot & tablet between two participants
  • Friendly, supportive environment
  • Outdoor breaks and activities

Camp Requirements

  • No prior coding experience is required
  • Experience working with a touch-screen tablet is recommended
  • Must be be in Grade 4 – 7 and should be able to cope at academic grade level
  • Grade 4s with little coding experience should start with our CodeBot Nano camp
  • Must be able to work well with a partner
  • Please bring own lunch and snacks

Camp Schedule

Drop Off: Rolling drop-off occurs from 7:30am to 8:00am. Students who arrive during this time can explore “unplugged” games and activities.

Day Start: At 8:00am sharp the each day starts with a bang. Introductions are made and an overview of the day is given.

Core Learning Periods: Four core learning periods, each between one and two hours, make up the bulk of each day. Short whole group instruction periods are followed by carefully constructed challenges, projects and competitions – depending on the nature of the camp.

Breaks: Two outdoor break periods are held at 10:00am and 12:15pm.

Off screen learning: Screen-time is interspersed with short group activities which promote critical thinking and teamwork.

End of day 1: At 3:00pm all parents are encouraged to attend a short information session. The instructors give a short presentation of the day and thereafter, students have time to show their parents what they have learned. At 3:30pm, the day officially draws to a close and all students must be collected.

End of day 2: At 3:00pm all parents are encouraged to attend the certificate ceremony. The instructors give an overview of the whole course and certificates are handed out. Thereafter, students have time to show their parents the new skills they have learned. At 3:30pm, the camp officially draws to a close and all students must be collected.

Camp Dates and Venues

27 - 28 June
Parkview: Parktown Girls' High