Powering the future
Why a robotics program?
Robotics is transforming our world. The field of robotics is impacting a growing range of industries - manufacturing, transportation, defense, and more - and incredible new opportunities are emerging, but they require specialized skills. This program will teach the fundamentals of robotics, so you can join the new generation of engineers who are changing our world for the better by leveraging the power of robotics to extend our capabilities in innovative and beneficial new ways.
Build a foundation
From sensors to drivetrains, learn the core fundamentals every roboticist needs.
Learn the essentials of mechanical and electrical engineering (circuitry, construction, soldering, etc.). Combine that knowledge with all the hardware and tools you need to build and mod your own robot from scratch.
A built robot may seem cool, but it's nothing more than a model without code. To give your robot life and control it, you'll develop artificial intelligence and learn Arduino - a language used everyday by hobbyists and professionals alike. For more advanced students, we'll work with C.
Design & Develop
Take the next step and modify your robot for different challenges and situations. Potential projects include soccer robots (play keepy uppy with it) or battle bots (battle your friends).
Embark on a journey
Part I: Intro
We don't want to waste a minute, so we dive right into the world of robotics. We'll start by establishing a strong basis for upcoming lessons and projects.
1. Introduction to Electronics
2. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
3. Introduction to Computer Science
Part II: Development
Now armed with the principles, take your learning to the next level. We'll transition to more advanced topics and combine CS / Engineering to solve new problems.
1. Wireless Sensors - Bluetooth and Infared
2. Interacting with the Environment
3. Advanced Construction and Design
Part III: Invention
Weeks of work culminate in a final project - a robot designed and built by you. Learn the brainstorming process, and how to make your idea a reality. Projects can range from soccer bots to maze solvers.
1. Design Process
2. Complex Circuitry
3. Real World Applications
A Day in the Life
9:50 am - 10:00 am
We start all of our classes with a recap of the previous day's work to refresh our students' memory, usually with a quirky task or activity (e.g. design a tool to peel eggs). This also serves as a warm-up to get them thinking and ready for a day of building.
Morning Session: Sensor Work
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Begin the day by being introduced to a new sensor. Then, use a standalone board to test and experiment - learning the ins and outs of the circuit and its code, gearing up to work it into your robot.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Relax and chat inside, or go out for some fresh air and explore the surrounding area (Lower Manhattan is a foodie's dream!). Students are welcome to continue working on their projects or talk to mentors for extra help or guidance.
Noon Session: Integration and Robot Work
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Incorporate what you've learned into a fully functional robot designed by you. Use your creative liberty to install the sensor onto your chassis, and complete a series of challenges to prove your mastery of the topic.
Feedback & Recap
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
We wrap up the day with a final recap, and students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the day's work. Many students stay afterwards for extra mentoring, and they are encouraged to do so.
A summer experience done differently.
We're committed to you
Everybody at Kinet-X has only one goal: to help you get the most out of your experience. When you learn at Kinet-X, you can always expect to have your lingering questions answered, discuss potential ideas and topics with your mentors, and receive meaningful feedback on improving your work.
Programs can start off well, but keeping yourself excited might be a challenge. Our program starts off on a brisk pace and keeps it going until the very end, keeping you on your toes and completely immersed in programming and engineering with exciting activities and enjoyable lessons.
Kinet-X provides students with endless opportunities to grow and learn, and one of the most important opportunities that we provide you is the ability to meet some of the brightest, talented kids in NYC. Together, you'll push each other to strive further and push harder.
One track to success
Our programs are designed to seamlessly connect with one another, providing you with an all-in-one STEM education for your entire journey. To help our families get the most frictionless education experience, we offer all returning students 10% off their next program.
Your all-in-one introduction to the world of STEM.
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Robotics Summer '18
Learn to build robots in just 2 weeks.
May 11 Deadline
For more info (including space & scholarships), read our FAQ.
*Sticker price. Scholarships and discounts are available.