Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. (Wikipedia)

This program offers chanichim (campers) the opportunity to combine a multi-layer approach in bringing a creation of theirs to life. If you like building, love Legos, and think electronics are super cool then this Kishroniyah is definitely for you! The chanichim were busy building, programming, discussing the plans for their projects and then testing them outside.

Etan said, “Robotics is fun and I like to build.”

Avi said,” I like how we’re not limited to a specific project- it’s all originality. It can be anything you want it to be.”

Shaynah said, “I really like robotics- you can take a project and bring it to life.”

More about the program-Robots are in the news every day. Companies and universities around the world are inventing and designing so many different robots to do so many things, including working in factories, searching for earthquake victims in collapsed buildings, performing surgery, cooking dinner and cleaning your carpets and gutters. This workshop will use Lego Mindstorm robot kits to explore robotics and software. Designed for students and hobbyists, the Lego kits can be assembled, disassembled and re-assembled into five different robot styles — a car, a puppy, a crane, a machine to sort objects by color and GyroBoy/GyroGirl (who drives around while balancing on two wheels). As described by Lego, “Create and command robots that do what you want. Unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything that you can imagine.” We’re going to build the different robot styles, learn to control them, and then see what we can make them do as we challenge each other in obstacle courses and other competitions.

Phil Glick is an engineer at Stanley Black & Decker. Educated as a mechanical engineer and a manufacturing engineer, Phil has spent most of his 35-year career writing software for industrial robot systems to be used in factories around the world. His work can be found in automotive, electronics, medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace and food businesses. Phil’s projects are in locations throughout the US, and also in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Among his cool projects are robots to paint the Stealth Bomber, robots to build cell phones and Bose music systems, robots to make cosmetics and package the cookies for ice cream sandwiches and robots to build parts for Ford and Chrysler cars. If you have ever had an injury that required stitches, there is a good chance that Phil programmed the robots and cameras to make the needle. As a parent of a Ramah graduate, he is excited to be part of the camp experience.



Categories: Kishroniyah, Machon, Nivonim