We conducted a Robotics Summer Camp at our facility from April 30 - May 11, 2018. Although the camp was open to everyone, including children of employees, the focus was to expose kids of grades 7-11 being supported by our charitable foundation, to Robotics, who otherwise do not have such exposure as part of their curriculum. We had a total of 6 kids enrolled for the camp.
The camp was designed and conducted entirely by employee volunteers. Kids were exposed to fundamental concepts of physics, electrical, mechatronics and CAD in a fun environment. They used CAD tools to generate ideas and create designs. By the end of the camp, the kids, with the help of their mentors, created working models of 4-5 different types of robots. They also had the opportunity to demo their robots in an expo-like setting and field questions from attendees. Certificates of achievement were distributed to all the kids for successful completion of the camp.