PokeMania: Game Design and Robotic LEGO® Creatures

Run by TechKnowHow® Technology and Robotics Summer Camps

7-9 yrs
Sessions offered between
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Tagged in: Science & Tech, Music, Academics

In the morning, explore robotics as you build Pokémon® characters with LEGO® components and control them with programs that you make in WeDo® and Scratch® software. Design Pikachu, Psyduck, Froakie (the frog), Ponyta (the horse), Squirtle (the turtle), Yanma (the dragonfly), and Darmanitan (the gorilla). You’ll use motors along with motion and tilt sensors to move the creatures. Plus, design and build a Pokémon® of your choice or create your own new creature.In the afternoon, design two fun Pokémon®-themed computer games while learning coding fundamentals with Scratch® software. Game features include movement for the trainers, Pokémon® appearing and disappearing, pokéballs and scoring and music. As you create your game, you will learn the fundamentals of computer science by using Scratch®'s code blocks, from loops to if/else statements, logical operators, and variables.Students will take home their games to play at home. Gameplay requires Scratch®, by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab (See scratch.mit.edu) or an installed version of Scratch 2 Offline Editor. Games are compatible on PC and Mac computers.

Location and Program Information

Map to Aurora School

Where: Aurora School
40 Dulwich Road, Oakland, California, 94618

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Where: Bethel Lutheran School
10181 Finch Ave., Cupertino, California, 95014

Map to Congregation Etz Chayim Community Center

Where: Congregation Etz Chayim Community Center
4161 Alma St., Palo Alto, California, 94306

Map to Franklin Elementary School

Where: Franklin Elementary School
2385 Trousdale Dr, Burlingame, California, 94010

Map to Fremont Recreation Dept. Lake Elizabeth

Where: Fremont Recreation Dept. Lake Elizabeth
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont, California, 94538

Map to King's Academy

Where: King's Academy
562 N. Britton Ave., Sunnyvale, California, 94085

Map to Marin Preparatory School

Where: Marin Preparatory School
117 Diamond St., San Francisco, California, 94114

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Where: Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, California, 94027

Map to The Christopher Center

Where: The Christopher Center
999 Brotherhood Wy., San Francisco, California, 94132

TechKnowHow offers Winter & Summer Day Camps focused on Technology, Computers, Robotics and Engineering with LEGO® elements and Programming/Coding. The fun and enriching program is available to students, ages 5-15, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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