Sudbury Robotics

Sudbury is proud to offer our popular robotics program to the community. We foster engineering and programming skills in a fun atmosphere where students work together and independently to complete challenges and strengthen their math and physics skills. We have fun and active spring and summer camps, as well as 3 week programs throughout the year.

Our Junior Mindstorms program is perfect for kids just starting out with geometry and critical thinking. We guide campers through simple geometry and flow charting, and gain some engineering skills along the way. Campers will learn how to program simple movements and use sensors to process information. The tasks will continue getting more complex until campers have a basic understanding of programming – we always have a ton of fun! Campers will also learn about the application of robotics in the world (and space!) and latest technological developments. This is only a summer camp – this session does not run during spring. Check back for dates and times.
Sudbury’s Mindstorms camp is designed to teach your child engineering, technology, and teamwork skills through building and programming robots. Using geometry and beginning programming skills (with guided support from enthusiastic staff) your camper will have fun designing their robot to complete challenging tasks. We will also complete a disaster relief challenge where the robots are remote controlled! Campers will also learn about real world applications of the technology they are using and the latest advancements in the field. Our next camp is March 23 – 27. Register Here
Our 3-week courses are offered only during the summers and are open to campers ages 9 – 16. These courses are designed for students with a keen interest in mathematics, programming, and robotics. Each camp focuses on different goals and has different objectives – no 3-week camp during the summer is repetitive. Students will be faced with complex objectives, and will have to work together to program their robots successfully, generally over the course of several days. This course has a heavy emphasis on programming, estimation, and critical thinking. Register Here
We are currently enrolling in our spring and summer camps. To register for camp, select the camp you are interested in to the right!

About Lego Mindstorms

Don’t be mislead by “Lego”. Our EV3 kits are not toys – these robots are extremely advanced technology. We have a multitude of sensors for students to explore, including gyroscopic and ultrasonic sensors. Our education set was optimized for classroom use and enables students to build, program and test their solutions based on real life robotics technology. Our programs help students develop the teamwork and cooperation skills that are vital to success in engineering, robotics, and technology careers. Give your student hands on experience with an array of sensors, motors and intelligent units with our robotics program or summer camps.

My son has taken a Lego-themed camp at Sudbury many times, and this was his favorite. He was excited about designing the robots/vehicles and got the opportunity to troubleshoot when designs didn’t go as planned. The camp encouraged teamwork as well as problem-solving, and just plain fun too.
My son has been to this camp the last two summers. He asked me during the school year if there was another camp coming up soon! That’s really rare for him. He usually goes day to day on his activities. If I asked him tomorrow if he would like to do this camp again this summer it would be a quick YES!

Learning Outcomes

  • Design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components
  • Understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models
  • Build, test, troubleshoot and revise designs to improve robot performance
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time, speed
  • Communicate effectively using scientific and technical language