Robot Revolution: Design-Build Challenges with LEGO Robotics


  • Georgia Institute of Technology College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States

Robot Revolution: Design-Build Challenges with LEGO Robotics

For young designers ages 8-12

Start a revolution! Change the world! Imagine designing and building a robot that solves a real-world problem.

In this camp, participants will learn the basics of LEGO Robotics (or build on the knowledge they already have). Then they’ll use their skills to build robots that can take on real-world problems — both those posed by campMODA instructors and those that campers find important and inspiring.

Campers will learn to adopt design and engineering mindsets as they work through the complexities of real-world challenges. They’ll brainstorm robotic solutions, design and build prototypes, test their creations, and refine them based on the results they get. Along the way, they’ll learn principles of design, engineering, and robotics, while also learning to code with Common Palette block coding.

Campers will work both individually and in teams. By the time the week ends, they’ll be thinking like designers and be empowered to keep tackling challenges they see in the world around them.

This camp will include a field trip to the Georgia Tech Robotics Lab. Campers will present their work to parents and families at the end of the week.

Campers will:

  • Adopt designer mindsets and practice design thinking as a problem-solving methodology

  • Become familiar with and/or expand their familiarity with LEGO robotics

  • Develop design and engineering skills

  • Develop sophisticated programming skills

  • Learn to transition from block coding to script coding languages

  • Work as teams on collaborative projects

  • Develop creative confidence

Meet the Director:

Dr. Theresa Yarbrough is an Atlanta native. She is currently employed by Lovejoy High School where she spearheads the computer science magnet theme school, teaches business and computer education, and serves as the work-based learning coordinator. Theresa believes in hard work and dedication and is a firm believer in STEM/STEAM. 

Theresa holds a BA in Economics and Business from Agnes Scott College, an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and Ed.D  in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University. Theresa is a mother of two beautiful children. She is passionate about football and is a former two-time All-American female professional football player.

This is a week long camp that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 3033.

MODA Members: $445 / Non-Members: $495

Please note: Camp member discounts apply only to MODA Family Membership levels and above.

Exemption Notice:

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program.

For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.556

Please note: Please note, the Lego Education kits used at campMODA are not available for retail or take-home. Based on demand, all programs may not be available all weeks. Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session. Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator by calling 404.856.5962 or emailing campMODA@museumofdesign.org

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! We do ask that you please call Blair Banks at 404.979.6455 so that we can have a conversation and discuss your camper’s unique potential, and how to best celebrate their strengths and accommodate their challenges.

Based on demand, campMODA sessions may not be available all weeks. Should the camp you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least a month before your camp session. Once campMODA confirms your camper's enrollment:

  • Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund of the amount paid minus the $100 non-refundable registration fee (Amount paid - $100 non-refundable registration fee = Refund).
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session. 
  • If you have any last minute emergencies, do not hesitate to contact MODA's Education Coordinator, Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.