Robotics Playground Camp! (Robotics Camp Champion - Only 10 tickets!)

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Mansfield State High School

Broadwater Rd & Ham Road, Mansfield QLD 4122

Brisbane, QLD 4122


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Camp packages

  1. One Day Wonder - Single-Day Package

    Pick any one of the camp days to attend. The whole day for a set price

  2. Robotics Camp Champion - $210/day - Recommended! - Only 10 tickets!

    Sign up for the whole camp to experience all the activities and workshops held during the camp! Only 10 students can register for this offer.

  3. Twins? Triplets? Quadruplets? - Multi-Day Package - 5% discount* per day

    Want to attend multiple days but not the full camp? Purchase one single-day ticket and receive a discount code for additional days.*

Robotics Camp Champion package: Purchase a ticket through this event.

One Day Wonder package:

Day 1 (Monday): Purchase a ticket through this link.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Purchase a ticket through this link.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Tickets only available for camp participants.

Day 4 (Friday): Purchase a ticket through this link.

*Twins? Triplets? Quadruplets? package: Please purchase a single-day ticket from the One Day Wonder package. You will receive a discount code to use when purchasing tickets for extra days through email.

What can you expect?

We recommend the camp for students of ages 8 to 13.

Throughout the camp, the students will get a chance to have a go at different educational robotics technologies. The camp is set up so that the students will get a chance to have full lesson days and days where there are more fun and engaging activities.

Activity Details

Day One - Monday 02/07/2018

The focus of this session is to focus on what engineering is, the type of engineering and how engineering is all around us.

  • Introduction to Engineering and the Types of Engineering:

The day will start off with an interactive presentation where the students will come to understand the various types of engineering and their differing aspects. They will also gain an understanding of how engineering works to create products and systems used in everyday life.

  • The Process of Engineering:

In this session participants are required to complete an activity by designing and creating a prototype in teams to solve the presented problem.

Students will also be invited to explore engineering in everyday life, and turn an everyday object into their own robot by building their own CupBot. The students will have the opportunity to design and construct a small robot, through turning a plastic cup into a small robot, and experience connecting various elements together, such as LEDs, switches, power sources, amongst others; and understand how these elements connect and work together. On top of the experience and knowledge they will gain, this session also allows the students to create something physical that they can take home with them.

Day Two - Tuesday 03/07/2018

  • Intro to LEGO Robotics and Lessons Ahead:

The students will start the day with an interactive presentation, introducing them to LEGO robotics and the dynamics of sports, as well as an outline and scope of the lessons ahead.

  • Introduction to EV3 Programming:

Students will work through a presentation with an instructor to learn how the EV3 LEGO robots work; how to program the EV3 robots; and how to identify and resolve any programming problems.

  • Design and Build of the EV3 Sports Robot:

In teams, the students will design and build an EV3 Sports Robot, as well as test and analyse their design performance; restructuring where deemed necessary.

  • Robot Championship:

All teams will participate and compete against each other in a Championship, consisting of several rounds where teams will be able to use and evaluate their robots effectiveness, with opportunities for alterations on their robots between rounds.

Day Three - Wednesday 04/07/2018

(FREE Day - for those who have purchased a ticket to any other day of Camp)

This day will involve a showcase of several of the activities and programs that are on offer throughout the Camp week. Included in the day will be interactive displays of the equipment and programs on offer in the various camp sessions, including:

    • Coding activities

    • Interactive Arduino display

    • Robotics Playground robots

    • Drones

    • STEM without robotics activities

There will also be several activities on learning computer science theories without the use of a computer*. Students will learn through fun and active games and activities, whilst taking a break from the tech to learn important concepts of computer science.

*An adaptation of CSUplugged

Day Four - Friday 06/07/2018

Drone Introduction and Theories

It is often overlooked that drones are a subset of robotics and comprise of robotic systems. By conducting an interactive presentation and linking the drone to other robots, students will gain a deeper understanding of how everything in robotics can be interconnected. The students will also take part in an interactive component to the drone session.

The students will then get a chance to have a flying session through a mini drone obstacle course.

Changeable options:

The activity set for this day is subject to the number of students in attendance for this day. Those signed up for the day will be notified closer to its date which activity set will be held. If you make a booking and wish to not attend after an activity set change, you may ask for a refund for the amount paid.

Robots on Rotation

Build and program a robot with your team!

In this activity, the camp will be split into 6 groups to build 6 different robots. Throughout the day, each group will have 50 minutes to build and program each robot. This will be a final intensive session of the camp where students will be put to the test to see how quickly they could build the robots!

- OR -

Build, program, fly a drone in groups. (JAR)

As the title suggests, this session will allow the students to build a drone! The students will work in teams to construct and learn to program a drone designed by a team in Sydney.

Through building and using the drone, students will learn concepts in control theory, teamwork and mechanical designs.


Parking instructions will be emailed after registration.

About the instructors

Organised by Robotics Playground. Lessons run by TIGO.ROBOTICS and JAR-aerospace. Activities run by Robotics Playground.

Robotics Playground

We aim to provide a fun and relaxed environment for students who are interested in robotics and all things STEM. We also care about education, and we promote diversity within STEM, hosting various educational workshops suitable for all levels of ability, age and interests.

We encourage like minded groups to come and teach! Check out our website, Facebook, or Twitter!


Lead by Robert, a Senior Software Engineer who has worked for several different software companies. He's found a passion in teaching robotics through teaching after school classes and holiday camps for primary school kids. Check out his Facebook page!


JAR Education is focused on enhancing the Australian Aerospace Industry through the next generation, integrating what they are doing in the industry with the classroom. They are committed to equipping students with modern tools and know how to practically apply their talents and reach new horizons.

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Mansfield State High School

Broadwater Rd & Ham Road, Mansfield QLD 4122

Brisbane, QLD 4122


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