Robo Camp


September 2017

Please take note of our FAQ for Discount and Payment policies!

NOTE: We are trialling online registration through TryBooking. Follow the “Register” link in the table below to begin this process. You can still book through Enquire Now if needed.

Workshop Status updated @ 2:15 pm on 19/09/17

Workshop Register Date Cost (Inc. GST) Location Title Intro Adv Status
#1 Register 25-26th Sept (Mon-Tues) $135 UOW (Wollongong) Introduction to MINDSTORMS® Y 9 Places Open*
#2 Register 25-26th Sept (Mon-Tues) $165 UOW (Wollongong) Sumo Supreme ? Y 2 Places Open*
#3 Register 28-29th Sept (Thurs-Fri) $135 UOW (Shoalhaven) Introduction to MINDSTORMS® Y 9 Places Open*
#4 Register 28-29th Sept (Thurs-Fri) $165 UOW (Shoalhaven) Sumo Supreme ? Y 13 Places Open*
#5  Register 5-6th October (Thurs-Fri) $165 Ulladulla High School FLL Experience Y Y 12 Places Open*

*: Additional places are available for students able to provide their own laptops and/or robot kits.

Important Note: If your preferred course is full, please Enquire anyway. You can go on our waiting list (and receive cancellations) or perhaps attend a different class.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Click on “Register” in the table above, or Enquire Now to reserve a place.

Workshop #1: Introduction to MINDSTORMS® (Wollongong Campus)

Date: 25-26th Sept (Mon-Tues)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $135 (Inc. GST)
Location: University of Wollongong, Wollongong Campus

This our standard beginner course, suitable for both NXT® and EV3®. Students using Project Bucephalus equipment will work with EV3®. Students are introduced to LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, learning the basics of robotics and programming as they build robots capable of reacting to their environment and making simple decisions. The second day of the workshop finishes with the ever-popular “Robot Sumo” challenge and a tournament where all families are welcome. No previous experience is required. While the activity is designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.

Note:Introduction to MINDSTORMS® is our recommended course for novice students. However, Sumo Supreme can serve as an alternate for students who feel the Introduction course is too simple. Enquire if you would like more information.

Workshop #2: Sumo Supreme (Wollongong Campus)

Date: 25-26th Sept (Mon-Tues)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $165 (Inc. GST)
Location: University of Wollongong, Wollongong Campus

3…2…1…FIGHT!

Take Robot Sumo to all-new levels! Students will create Robot Sumo warriors of advanced intelligence and function, and then battle against each other in a full-scale competition. In this event, humans play a vital role – from anticipating an opponent’s actions to directly pitting human against machine, with human operators directly controlling their creation against autonomous opponents.

This workshop is designed for students already familiar with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® – or novices able to cope with a steep learning curve! While the activity is designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult. Enquire if you would like more information.

Note: Introduction to MINDSTORMS® is our recommended course for novice students. However, Sumo Supreme can serve as an alternate for students who feel the Introduction course is too simple. Enquire if you would like more information.

Workshop #3: Introduction to MINDSTORMS® (Shoalhaven Campus)

Date: 28-29th Sept (Thurs-Fri)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $135 (Inc. GST)
Location: University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus (Nowra)

This our standard beginner course, suitable for both NXT® and EV3®. Students using Project Bucephalus equipment will work with EV3®. Students are introduced to LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, learning the basics of robotics and programming as they build robots capable of reacting to their environment and making simple decisions. The second day of the workshop finishes with the ever-popular “Robot Sumo” challenge and a tournament where all families are welcome. No previous experience is required. While the activity is designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.

Note:Introduction to MINDSTORMS® is our recommended course for novice students. However, Sumo Supreme can serve as an alternate for students who feel the Introduction course is too simple. Enquire if you would like more information.

Workshop #4: Sumo Supreme (Shoalhaven Campus)

Date: 28-29th Sept (Thur-Fri)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $165 (Inc. GST)
Location: University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus

3…2…1…FIGHT!

Take Robot Sumo to all-new levels! Students will create Robot Sumo warriors of advanced intelligence and function, and then battle against each other in a full-scale competition. In this event, humans play a vital role – from anticipating an opponent’s actions to directly pitting human against machine, with human operators directly controlling their creation against autonomous opponents.

This workshop is designed for students already familiar with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® – or novices able to cope with a steep learning curve! While the activity is designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult. Enquire if you would like more information.

Note: Introduction to MINDSTORMS® is our recommended course for novice students. However, Sumo Supreme can serve as an alternate for students who feel the Introduction course is too simple. Enquire if you would like more information.

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Workshop #5: FLL Experience (Ulladulla High School)

Date: 5-6th October (Thurs-Fri)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $165 (Inc. GST)
Location: Ulladulla High School

This is a course designed for active FLL teams as well as those that just want to get a taste of the FIRST LEGO League! It is designed for those with some existing MINDSTORMS® experience, but is suitable for all skill levels. Under the guidance of the Project Bucephalus team members, students will design, build and program robots to attempt the challenges of Hydro Dynamics. The workshop will include opportunities for teams to work on Project or Core Values as they desire. While the activity is designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult. This course is suitable for both NXT® and EV3®.

Note: We are trying to make this course affordable for FLL teams. The usual 30% discount for students using their own laptops and robot kits is available, but the  2-person-per-robot limit will apply. Coach(es) of active FLL teams can attend without charge. We also ask that the Robo Camp instructors are briefed on a team’s existing progress at the start of the workshop!

FLL Teams may be asked to share their field kit and/or FLL table to make sure we can maximise development time! Teams will be refunded 10% of their booking fee in this case.