CodeBot: Robot Coding & Logic
R690 – R750
1 day / 8 hours
4 – 7
Loops and Logic
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 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
- No prior coding experience is required
- Must be able to work well with a partner
- 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
- Please bring own lunch and snacks
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 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 the 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 the day: At 3:00pm all parents are encouraged to attend the certificate ceremony. The instructors give a short presentation of the day and certificates are handed out. Thereafter, students have time to show their parents the awesome work they have done. At 3:30pm, the camp officially draws to a close and all students must be collected.