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Summer RoboCamp now open for booking

Wednesday 19th June 2019

These days, there’s a huge range activity options to keep most children entertained over the summer holidays –  tennis camps, immersive theatre workshops, outdoor games etc.

Science Oxford is now adding to that list of options with its first ever publically-bookable RoboCamp. RoboCamp is a cybertastic experience week for children aged 10-13 who love robotics and would like the opportunity to build their own robot, plus learn loads of new skills in coding, design, 3D printing and more.

Over five days, our young robot enthusiasts will get to design, build and programme a complete working robot. Along the way, they will learn how to programme a BBC micro:bit using the coding language Python, create both 2D designs and 3D models and bring them to life using a Cricut machine and a 3D printer. Our highly-trained and experienced Science Oxford team will be on hand to guide the children through their projects.

Sophie Batin, our Education Outreach Manager, says, “There’s also the chance to pick up some engineering and electronics tips. They’ll learn about wheels and gears and find out how to solder so they can put together a circuit board.”

She adds, “RoboCamp is being hosted at our beautiful new Science Oxford Centre in Headington. This is an amazing venue for young people and all our participants will be able to explore the Exploration Zone and 15-acre woodland on site.”

On the final afternoon of the camp, parents and guardians are invited to come and see what their children have been making and cheer them on in a set of challenges designed to test the robots and their skilful creators.

Sophie adds, “The RoboCamp finale is a chance for the young robotics experts to show-off their robots and also to celebrate then end of a productive but hopefully enjoyable week.”

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We ran a version of RoboCamp last year for children in Rose Hill and the feedback was fantastic.

What is included in the price:

A week-long camp in the summer holiday 5th – 9th August 2019 led by our experienced staff, running from 09.00 – 16.30 daily.

• Supervised early drop-off from 08.30 and supervised late pick-up until 17.00.

• All materials (worth £80) to build a robot to take home at the end of the week (including x2 BBC micro:bits and a joystick controller)

*If your child already owns 2 BBC micro:bits and is bringing them along, please choose the cheaper ticket price.

• An optional additional day in October half-term where children can troubleshoot or improve on their robot.

• A chance to spend time in the fantastic new Science Oxford Centre Exploration Zone.

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