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VEX IQ SUMMER CAMP: BATTLEBOTS

Inspired by the hit TV show, Battlebots, WestMech is proud to be hosting their THIRD annual battlebots summer camp! Played on a 6-foot x 8-foot field, this game is played as a 2v2, and teams are tasked to design, build, and program their own unique battlebot with VEX IQ Robotics parts and tools to try and defeat the other teams. Will your robot be the last one standing?

Learn essential design practices, building proficiencies, and programming fundamentals. 

Camp Details

Location:

820 10 St SW Unit 3, Calgary, AB T2P 2X1

Age Range: 

Current Grades 1 - 6

Camp Hours: 

9 AM - 4 PM

Cost:

$345

Camp schedule

Week
Age Range
Availability
Week 1: July 4 - 8
Grade 5 - 6
Open
Week 2: July 11 - 15
Grade 5 - 6
Open
Week 3: July 18 - 22
Grade 3 - 4
Open
Week 4: July 25 - 29
Grade 3 - 4
Open
Week 5: Aug 2 - 6
Grade 1 - 2
Open
Week 6: Aug 8 - 12
Grade 1 - 2
Open

weekly Itinerary Below

Camp Itinerary 

DAY 1:

  • Introduction to VEX IQ Competition

  • Safety Orientation

  • Split into teams, build the base robot

  • Coding lesson: Blocks! 

  • Mentored programming session

  • Challenge: Sumobots! 

* Optional Homework: Research Battlebot Designs

 

DAY 2:

  • Lesson: Ramps and tilters

  • Lesson: Structures and build quality

  • Supervised building time

  • Coding Lesson: Simple Movement

  • Mentored programming session

  • Challenge: Bulldozer Barrage!

 

DAY 3:

  • Lesson: Horizontal spinners

  • Supervised building time

  • Coding Lesson: Fundamental Sensors

  • Mentored programming session

  • Challenge: Maze Runner!

 

DAY 4:

  • Lesson: Tournament Structure and Game Strategy

  • Supervised building time

  • Coding Lesson: Autonomous Movement

  • Mentored programming session

  • Challenge: King of the Hill!

 

DAY 5:

  • Tournament Day! Parents are welcome to come watch

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Disassemble & Organize

  • Recap and Closing

  • The end… or is it?