Students showcased their robot creations to culminate their weeklong LEGO® Mindstorms camp experience. Saratoga Springs students in grades 4-8 worked in teams to design and build their very own robot, under the direction of instructor Scott Draina.
Each team was tasked with programming their robot to go around a fixed track. The students developed solutions, selected the proper LEGO parts to build their creations, and tested and evaluated their finished products, in order to successfully complete the track.
One common theme when asking the students about their favorite part of camp, “programming.”
Teammates Chris Capozzola (grade 8) and Dominic Cognetti (grade 7) both explained that they “really enjoyed learning about programming the robot.”
Fourth grader Jack Trimmings, also said “programming the robot to go around the track” was one of his highlights of camp.
The camp allowed students to gain insight into the world of robotics, learn about the complexity of the robots, as well as the programming that allows them to operate.
This weeklong camp was offered through the Saratoga Springs City School District and the WSWHE BOCES Gifted & Talented Program and focused on exposing students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts using the LEGO® Mindstorms education set.
For more information regarding the LEGO® Mindstorms camp, and the WSWHE Gifted & Talented Program, please click here.
For information on the Saratoga Springs City School District, please click here.