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campMODA - Robot Rock Band: Designing Robot Musicians with LEGO Robotics


  • Georgia Tech College of Design 245 4th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)
Photo by Paul Hudson licensed by CC 2.0

Photo by Paul Hudson licensed by CC 2.0

Robot Rock Band: Designing Robot Musicians with LEGO Robotics

For Rising 4th to 7th Graders

Robots can make music! Students at Georgia Tech created Shimon, a marimba-playing robot that can listen to music, analyze its structure, and improvise with other musicians, while Compressorhead is a robot "band" that plays on real electric and acoustic instruments. Want to learn more about mixing music and robotics? Join us for a week-long camp, Robot Rock Band: Making Music with LEGO Robotics.

In this camp, students interested in music, art, and science will use LEGO NXT to design robots that can “play” music. Campers will design and engineer robot musicians that use sensors to gather information from their environment and are coded to respond to stimuli by playing musical notes.They’ll also learn how motors can make their robots seem a bit more human by giving them the power to move and play real-life instruments!  

Over the course of the week, campers will prototype, refine, and test their robots using LEGO NXT. As they do, they’ll learn the technological ins-and-outs of LEGO Robotics (or refine those skills if they already have them), use the Common Block Palette to code their builds, explore the sensors and mechanics needed to make their Rock Band Robots successful, and practice design and engineering skills

At the end of the week, campers will present what they’ve designed to friends and family.

Campers will:

  • Learn about robots that are already changing the face of the music industry

  • Adopt design and engineering mindsets

  • Become familiar with and expand LEGO Robotics knowledge

  • Develop engineering skills

  • Work collaboratively in teams

  • Become familiar current with robotic musicianship projects

  • Develop creative confidence

  • Develop programming skills

Date and Location

This is a week long camp for rising 4th to 7th grade students that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. This camp is being held at Georgia Tech's College of Design, 245 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.

Tuition

  • SALE: Member Price -$371 - reflects 20% discount off original price

  • SALE: Non-Member Price - $396 - reflects 20% discount off original price

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 museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.

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 404.657.5562

Minimum Enrollment

Should the program you request not meet a minimum enrollment, you will be contacted at least one month prior to the start of your camp session.

Food Allergies

Should campMODA need a food allergy action plan for your camper, please contact the camp administrator at campMODA@museumofdesign.org.

Special Needs

Campers with learning differences and behavioral needs are welcome at campMODA! Please contact 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.

Cancellations and Refunds

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 at campMODA@museumofdesign.org or 404.979.6455 so that we can discuss the best options for you and your camper.