Senior Robotics with VEX IQ

Teen Robotics building and programming course






All equipment is provided

Work together in small teams to master our VEX IQ robotics challenges while learning to code in the C-based programming language ROBOTC. 

Senior Robotics with VEX IQ


Course Overview

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 students 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
  • The product design lifecycle
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
ICON: Achieve

What will students take home

  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
logo: Fire Tech

Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
ICON: people

Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 12 and 17 at start of course
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.

"It was a great experience building the robots and coding them for tug of war, sumo wrestling, navigating mazes and even building things with our robots. I recommend senior robotics and our fantastic teacher. "

Teen Robotics Student