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Arduino Maker Camp (Grades 4-7)


Arduino Maker Camp

For young designers grades 4-7

This is a week long camp that runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Arduino microcontrollers are open-source hardware circuit boards that make it easy and fun to learn about electrical engineering and coding. And Arduino microcontrollers’ patent-free model encourages rapid prototyping and innovation.

In this week-long session, campers will learn how to write the code that will activate their microcontrollers, allowing them to build circuits from scratch, a skill that any young designer interested in computer science or engineering needs to succeed. We’ll continue learning about microcontrollers, coding, and circuitry and take camper’s skills to the next level. We’ll dive deeper into how Arduinos work and learn how to program microcontrollers to operate servos, DC motors, and more. We’ll experiment with breadboarding new types of circuits and learn how to activate motors using both code and analog inputs. This camp will teach students the foundational skills needed to design robotic mechanisms, prototype their own innovative ideas with the help of instructors and in collaboration with their peers, and explore the endless possibilities of the robotic future!
 

This camp will accommodate both beginners and those more experienced with Arduino.

Campers will learn:

  • How microcontrollers and electrical hardware components work

  • Electrical safety

  • Breadboarding teration with creating circuits

  • How to find, use, and write script code in Arduino IDE

  • Rapid prototyping with electronic hardware and code

  • Open-source and the art of collaboration

  • Foundational robotics hardware

  • To write script code to control servo motors in various ways

  • The mechanics of motors and their components

  • Breadboard motor circuits

  • How to use the design process to build robots

 

We’ll also give campers their very own Microcontroller Kit, which includes:

  • 1 Adafruit Metro microcontroller

  • 1 Micro-USB to USB-A data cord of quality

  • 1 Half-size breadboard

  • 2 Alligator clip test leads

  • 1 RGB LED

  • 10 Single-color LEDS: 2 each of red, green, blue, yellow, and clear

  • 12 Breadboard wires

  • 4 220 Ω resistors

  • 3 270 Ω resistors

  • 1 Pushbutton

  • 3 servo motors

  • 3 potentiometers

  • 2 DC motors

MODA Members: $290 (includes $65 materials fee) / Non-members: $315 (includes $65 materials fee)

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:  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.