Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Plushy Robots (GIRLS ONLY)

Learners will create a series of small interactive creatures with electronics. This workshop is reserved for girls only to create a collaborative and supportive environment as well as to encourage girls to consider STEM fields for their education and careers.

This camp has been updated for 2016! We will have returning instructors who will have new activities for participants who have done Plushy Robots before.

Learning Process and Outcomes

  • Learn engineering, robot building and programming basics
  • Work on creative character design and techniques with textile mediums such as conductive thread, felt, pompoms and more
  • Leverage the Arduino (like the Flora or Gemma) platform with sensors, batteries, conductive snaps and thread
  • Use lights, sound and movement to help their robot come alive!

Take-Home Creations

Best of all camp participants will take home their own Arduino and several robots comprised of sensors or extensions.

Please fill out and bring signed forms with you on the first day of camp OR just email us us the forms in advance. We will provide participants with a snack each day and a water bottle for the week.

Prerequisites: None
Difficulty: Moderate
Required Ages:  10 – 14
Required # of Participants: 4 – 15
Dates / Times: July 11 – 15 | 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $130

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