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campMODA: Intro to LEGO Robotics — Ages 7-10

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

Ages 7-10

Join us for a morning of robotic exploration as we use the design thinking process, along with LEGO Mindstorms NXT, to build functional robots.

Working hands-on with the NXT kits, young designers will understand how robots interact with the world around them using sensors. Making connections to our everyday lives, campers will discover how these sensors have been applied to objects, like cars and automatic doors, and the determine the impact of their use. Using the common block coding palette, campers will learn how to program their robots and sensors. Later, campers will observe how the robots react to objects within their environment, and adjust their programs accordingly.

Before building, campers will collaboratively engage in aspects of the design thinking process by defining problems, building empathy, interviewing their fellow campers, rapidly prototyping using LEGOs, and iterating. At the end of the session, campers will test the functionality of their robots and evaluate what worked well, and what could further be improved on their designs.

Campers Will:

  • Learn about the Design Thinking model

  • Work collaboratively

  • Learn about the common block coding palette

  • Develop creative confidence  

  • Adopt engineering mindsets

  • Become familiar with or expand their knowledge of LEGO Robotics

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.