Bot Bash Party | Derby & Combat Camp
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Derby & Combat Camp

Demolition Derby/ Morning Camp / 8am – 12pm

Campers can construct their buggies with speed, armor, and acceleration in mind.

The students spend 4 days learning about Velocity and Acceleration as they make their ultimate racer. Kids learn how to be a mechanic and a racer at the same time! As they try to find the careful balance between performance and reliability.

Advanced Combat/ Afternoon Camp / 1pm – 5pm

Everything learned in the Basic Combat Course will be applied here.

Students will learn about Potential (stored) and Kinetic Energies. Dive deeper into Physics. Learn about advanced weaponry. Explore how Kinetic Energy is applied differently to Drum Spinners and Horizontal Spinners. After 4 days of advanced building, students go head to head battling their metal monsters!

In the morning

Day 1: Frame and Motors
Day 2: Tires and Traction
Day 3: Scoops and Armor
Day 4: Drive Tests and Weaponry
Day 5: THE BIG RACE!

In the afternoon

Day 1: Kinetic Energy
Day 2: Potential Energy aka Stored Energy
Day 3: Pneumatics Cylinders and Pressure
Day 4: A Blade of Armor
Day 5: Grand Tournament

Week 1    6.25.18 – 6.29.18

Week 2    7.23.18 – 7.27.18

Week 3    8.13.18 – 8.17.18

How We Structure The Week

Day 1: Design. On the first day, we start with a robot tournament to get the kids used to the three types of weapons they’re allowed to use. They’ll also see various drive platforms, different ways to build robots, and strategies for winning. Then we start talking about design and the various pros and cons of various design considerations as we begin engineering and designing the robots. Day 1: Principle of Design Day 2: Traction and Gear Ratios Day 3: Volts and Amps Day 4: Leverage and Impact Day 5: No Holds Barred Tournament in our State of the Art Arena

Day 2: Drive Trains and Gear Boxes. On Day 2, the kids learn about gear ratios and traction, with two physics lessons to teach the kids the formula behind both of these properties. As they learn the formula, they get to apply what they’ve learned to their robots. The goal of the day is to construct a frame and gear box and put wheels on the robots.

Day 3: Wiring Electronics. This becomes the most difficult lesson. On Day 3 we focus on voltage, amperage, Ohm’s law, and radio communication, with just a touch of programming. The kids wire their robots and see how different size batteries have dramatic effects on their drive train. They learn about voltage changes, amperage changes, and how to not interfere with the signal as they write a control program for their robots.

Day 4: Wiring Electronics. This becomes the most difficult lesson. On Day 3 we focus on voltage, amperage, Ohm’s law, and radio communication, with just a touch of programming. The kids wire their robots and see how different size batteries have dramatic effects on their drive train. They learn about voltage changes, amperage changes, and how to not interfere with the signal as they write a control program for their robots.

Day 5: Tournament Day. The students test their mettle, as all the skills they’ve learned culminate in a final tournament to see who the Grand Champion will be. On this day we focus on competition, safety, and being a good sport because the skills kids take with them are more important than winning the tournament