- Dates: July 8 – July 12
- Ages: 12-16
- Times: 1 pm – 5 pm
- Location: Advent GX, 216 W 26th Street Bryan TX 77803
- Cost: $350
The goal of the camp is to create an initial interest for technology and science, as well as to motivate young astronauts, engineers, space controllers, and scientists in pursuing their technological interests at the college level and their future careers.
T STAR is employing the Digital System for Teaching and Research (DSTR – pronounced “Disaster”) robots to teach students the fundamentals of mechanical and electronic systems design, software development, app creation, webpage construction, and technical skills through building a robot controlled via a wireless network (WiFi). DSTR teaches the fundamentals of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering through the design and construction of a DSTR articulated-leg suspension robot. Workshop participants will also interface the Texas Instruments Launchpad to the robot and program it to respond to control commands issued via a cell phone app. Participants will document all of their activities on a wiki page created by each team. The workshop will conclude with all team members participating in a Race of Champions competition.