Written By: Lawrence Chau
July 8th, 2022
Greetings Members, Parents, and Alumni,
Our annual DVHS Robotics Summer Camp has come to an end today, and we are excited to announce its successful turnout! 38 wonderful, enthusiastic students ranging from rising 5th graders to rising 9th graders attended for a total of 48 activity-filled hours across 4 weeks. Each participant learned integral robotics skills as well as STEM concepts that world-class engineers practice daily through various, difficult challenges. A huge shoutout to all the Summer Camp graduates as well as the mentors and coordinators who made this program successful for yet another year. Check out our activities below to see how students and parents enjoyed the experience!
Camp Activities & Challenges
Students in teams design, create, and build... their very own... battle bot! While conforming to certain limitations, students use the engineering process to modify their claw bots according to their creativity with the goal of pushing their opponent off the field in mind. Check out the photos below to see what ingenuitive fighting ideas our new generation has to offer.
We've all done mazes before, but how about with our eyes closed? That is exactly what our students had to do with their robots. Using only sensors, students must tap into their newly acquired programming knowledge to code a robot that will finish an impromptu maze in a timely manner.
In a game of 1v1, teams must build a robot that can efficiently score a mini soccer ball into a mini soccer goal. Keeping in mind that the robot must be fast as well as accurate, students get creative with their ball manipulation mechanisms.
Tying all the lessons and challenges together, teams build a robot to play the 2017-2018 VEX IQ game, Ringmaster. Combining the pushing aspect from Sumo Bots, the programming aspect of the Maze Challenge, and the object manipulation aspect of Sprocket League, students' robots must work with one another to pick up rings from the field floor and either push them into the scoring zone or stack them on branches.
Annual Summer Camp has come to a successful end
Competitive teams continue to design their robots for the new Spin Up season (photos below on the teams' progress)