Due to COVID-19 restrictions and our concerns for customer and staff safety, we have only limited availability of in-person camps. If there is not camp available in your area, we recommend our online courses, now available worldwide. Students can make new friends, complete creative tech challenges and learn from live tutors in small groups – all from the comfort of their homes.
From day one you'll be building robots and programming them, first in a visual language and then in ROBOTC, to follow your commands. The concepts that you use in this course will be the foundations of the megatrends around automation in all walks of life.
There's something for everyone in this course as your team designs, builds, and codes the robots to tackle exciting challenges. Tournament-style competitions keep it focused and super fun. May the best robot win!
Robot skills for life
Robotics pulls together every aspect of tech and brings it all to life in the physical world. Even beyond the programming angles, use of sensors, outputs, and necessary calibrations reinforce math and physics skills, making this course one that really underpins every student's academic path.
What is Robotc?
ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. It is based on the C programming language which is used to create OS like Windows, OSX or Linux. Robot …
ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics and competitions. It is based on the C programming language which is used to create OS like Windows, OSX or Linux. Robot C adds some additional functions specifically for controlling robots. The students will to use this to programme the robots to move and respond to sensors or their remote control.
Gallery of some past students work from this course
Work together in small teams to master our VEX IQ robotics challenges while learning to code in the C-based programming language ROBOTC. Campers will use a range of sensors and switches to build competition-ready robots, which they will then program and test before entering the challenge zone. This course is ideal for teens who want to get hands-on with engineering and coding!
Robotics is a rich and stimulating environment for young people to explore goal-focused engineering concepts. The teams will follow a series of challenges for which they must design, implement, test and refine robotic solutions. They will program with a graphical user interface before moving onto the syntax-based language ROBOTC. VEX IQ is a leading educational robotics platform combining snap-together construction with sophisticated coding and flexible final products. Creativity, programming and problem-solving meet as students solve problems and compete in battles with their own designs.
What your child will learn
Mechanical and engineering design
Structural and construction properties
Working within design constraints and parameters
Working with motors and sensors for automation
Programming with ROBOTC, a C-based programming language designed for educational robotics and competitions
We do not offer taster sessions, however, we could possibly arrange for you to visit one of the camps during the show and tell session at the end of the week where students show some of what they have learnt/built/programmed. Please call us on +44 207 193 4002 if interested.
All of our Day Camps are attended daily. This course would be run from 10am-4pm each day. If you are wondering if this is available as a one day workshop then the answer is no. We are not currently running any one-day robotic workshops.
Josh (on the right) is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Imperial College London. His passion is using technology to solve real-world problems, co-founding a start-up to do just that. But he still makes time to teach Fire Tech's robotics courses because he loves inspiring the next generation of mechanical engineers!