2021 Summer Camp Offerings

After the success of last year’s virtual summer camps, BadgerBOTS FRC Team 1306 has decided to keep the trend going. The best part? All camps are now 100% FREE! This year, students on our competitive high-school robotics team have expanded our summer camp curriculum, STEM Tools for Tomorrow. We are now offering four introductory STEM summer camps for students ages 14 and above. Camp topics include: Java Programming, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Modeling, Origami, and Electronics with mini-computers (Arduinos). These camps run Monday through Friday; exact dates and times are listed below. No previous knowledge is required for attending these courses. Click the “Sign up here!” button to enroll in any of our camps. Materials are limited and camps are first come, first served. Please email badgerbots@team1306.com with any questions.

JAVA Programming

2 weeks (June 21 – July 2)

Monday – Friday from 2pm to 4pm

Throughout this two-week-long course, students will learn the basics of Java programming, starting from basic syntax structure all the way up to briefing Java classes and objects. No previous programming experience is necessary to attend this camp! Students will learn concepts from the camp mentors and then have a chance to test their skills at the end of each day by completing fun mini-projects, such as coding our own virtual assistant like Siri and making a custom Pokémon game! This camp includes both hands-on, self-driven programming projects as well as mentor-led group activities that will solidify students’ knowledge of coding. This class will require students to download the free programming software jGRASP—there is also an online website that can be used for students with Chromebooks.

Aidan Simkin
Teacher

Emily Yao
Teacher

Mason Thomas
Chat Monitor

Aishani Das
Curriculum Development

CAD and 3D Modeling

2 weeks (July 19 – July 30)
Monday – Friday from 2pm to 4pm

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is used to accurately 3D-model a single object or a multi-piece assembly, making it possible for the user to clearly visualize their project before making it. CAD is essential to bring your innovative ideas to fruition, from everyday items to modern-day architecture. In this two-week introductory CAD camp, students will learn how to use OnShape, a free, cloud-based website that is used by a variety of companies, such as Nvidia and Trek. The course will start with the basics, meaning no previous CAD experience is needed! During the first week, students will learn the ins and outs of 2D sketching and basic 3D tools, preparing them to create a 3D-model of a robot. After students gain confidence with OnShape, the class will work together to create a final grand project.

Mason Thomas
Teacher

Cal Rossman
Teacher

David Hurd
Curriculum Development

Introduction to Origami

1 week (August 9 – August 13)
Monday – Friday from 1pm to 3pm

From a simple crane to an origami dragon, see where your imagination takes you! In this week-long course, students will grow their folding skills day by day. Starting with a simple origami boat, camp instructors will guide students to fold progressively more intricate designs, such as a panda, dragon, and even Yoda! Students will use origami to explore scientific principles, including the aerodynamics of paper planes or the physics behind a floating origami sailboat. While they learn, students will dive into the history of origami and learn about the artists who have shaped the craft of origami into what it is today. Students of all levels, from absolute beginners to those who have already folded 1,000 cranes, are welcome to join!

Elizabeth Wu
Teacher

Kevin Chang
Teacher

David Hurd
Curriculum Development

Max Roquitte
Curriculum Development

Electronics with Mini-Computers (Arduino)

2 weeks (July 5 – July 16)
Monday – Friday from 4pm to 6pm

Phones, fitness trackers, headphones, coffee machines, and many other popular products are made through the collaboration of programmers and electrical engineering. Our two week introductory programming and electronics course teaches students how to make their own practical devices by learning through hands-on experiments. By the end of this course, students will create their own line-following robot powered by a small computer called an Arduino. Each project focuses on developing a foundation of skills, resulting in students being comfortable with troubleshooting problems and critical thinking. If you’re interested in a career in engineering, or just want to know more about how your computer works, consider signing up for this camp!

Aishani Das
Teacher

Aidan Simkin
Teacher

Mason Thomas
Teacher

David Hurd
Curriculum Development

If you have questions, or would like to contact any of our volunteers, you can find their contact information here.

Our Teachers and Volunteers:

AIDAN SIMKIN – X
AISHANI DAS – aishani.das@team1306.com
CAL ROSSMAN – cal.rossman@team1306.com
MASON THOMAS – X
ELIZABETH WU – elizabeth.wu@team1306.com
EMILY YAO
 – emily.yao@team1306.com
MAX ROQUITTE
 – max.roquitte@team1306.com

KEVIN CHANG – kevin.chang@team1306.com
DAVID HURD – drh.hurd@gmail.com