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campMODA: Creating Mini Robots — Ages 5-8

  • Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 USA (map)

Ages 5-8

Are you curious about robots? Do you want to learn the mechanics of how they move? Join us for a morning of invention and experiential learning as we create our own mini robots!

In this camp, young designers will use motors and batteries to investigate how robots move from place to place. They will tinker with the placement of the motor, and observe its effects on the robot’s movement, as well as, gain a better understanding of how batteries work. Using littleBits, color-coded modules that snap together magnetically to create simple circuits, campers will further their exploration into batteries and circuits. Afterwards, they will be able to describe the differences and similarities between the littleBits and the items they represent in our everyday world, like switches, buttons, and motion detectors.

Using the design thinking process and prototyping materials from MODA’s Design Cart, camper will begin sketching their ideal bot. Next, we’ll take out prototyping materials to bring their ideas to life and test out their robots. Each camper will take their own mini robot home for more iterating fun!

Campers Will:

  • Learn about the Design Thinking model

  • Work collaboratively

  • Develop the vocabulary that describes basic and intermediate principles of circuits

  • Practice electrical safety

  • Learn about robots through experimentation, invention, and prototyping

Enrolled in this camp before? No problem! We'll pick up where you left off so your camper can keep making and learning.


Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Please note camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit or contact

Meet Your Instructor

Adriana Quispe, Design Educator

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Adriana has a passion for incorporating design thinking into classrooms. At MODA, you can find Adriana innovating and managing the museum's free membership program for kids, Design Club, or supporting year-round campMODA initiatives from ideation to execution. With expertise in LEGO robotics, Adriana loves teaching user centered design to young budding designers.  

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

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 or call 404.657.5562.

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