2019 Summer Camps at EDGE
201 St Mary Drive, Allen, TX 75002
July 8th - July 12th:
Start an Animated YouTube Channel (Ages 7-13)
Create your own YouTube animation channel. Define the channel’s concept and mission. Develop scripts. Use Flash to create storyboards. Learn the basics of sound recording using the Audacity tool. Then use Adobe Animate to create backdrops and object symbols. Combine digital elements with the use of our digital puppets to create animated shorts. Given the amount of time that is needed to animate, students will not create their own characters but use our cartoon characters to practice animation. BRAINopolis will enable laptops for the kids to work in class. Bring your own mouse and flash drive to class.
Drones and Aviation (Ages 8-13)
Sore the skies in this aviation adventure. You will participate in missions to fly drones, create take home models of flying objects such as a motorized helicopter, plane, parachute, UFO and spaceship. You will learn about FAA rules, drone flying safety, aerodynamics, self driven planes and other inventions that will impact the future of aviation. BRAINopolis will provide the safety equipment and materials. For the safety of the kids, unruly and unsafe behavior will not be tolerated.
July 22nd - July 26th:
Artificial Intelligence (Ages 6-13)
Create a heart pace maker model, code a heart monitor simulator, program a digital car that memorizes where obstacles are and a digital robot that asks people questions and learns from the answers to communicate. We will learn about Watson and other AI tools and their connection with robotics. Brainopolis will enable laptops to work in class. Some activities will require students to share a laptop and work in pairs. Bring your own mouse and flash drive.
Fortnite Gliding (Ages 6-11)
Based on the apocalyptic survival game theme, the kids will use the scratch coding tool to recreate the floating bus, aerostatic balloon and glider effect. The kids will trace their own digital images, design the landing terrain and use coding to animate the flying and landing scenes. This camp will focus on creativity and programming logic. It will not include any destruction or violence. The kids are welcome to bring their own electronics to play during the break.
Animakers Factory (Ages 6-11)
Join our group of creators and inventors. Use motors, cables, batteries, buzzers, propellers and other materials to create your own toys. Apply principles of friction, speed, simple machines, gear assembly to invent things that you can play with the rest of the summer. If you are creative and like making things this camp if for you.
Animakers Factory is based on stories that will challenge you to create prototype solution models.
Roblox Game Design (Ages 7-13)
Join our group of online game designers. This camp will allow you to create 3D tangible models of game scenes such as Natural Disasters. You will learn about the phases of game development and create your own games using the Roblox Studio online 3D platform.
Create levels, environments, and worlds adding narrative and mechanics to customize a fun experience for the players.
August 5th - August 9th:
DJ Academy (Ages 7-13)
If you like music and technology, this is the camp for you. Learn about beats, phrases, music genres and scratch techniques as you mix and create digital music. Brainopolis will enable a laptop and DJ controllers to work in pairs. Bring your own mouse and headphones. On the last 20 minutes on Friday you will be able to showcase your DJ skills to impress your family and/or friends.
Pokemon Programming (Ages 6-11)
Help Pikachu against Charizard. Bulbosaur to find a ride to a pokéstop, and teach Squirtle to play with pokéballs. In this Pokemon mission you will learn coding commands to create your own computer games. You will use costume commands, blocks and user interaction routines. Why play the games that everyone has when you can make your own. Brainopolis will enable laptops to work in class. Some activities will require students to share a laptop and work in pairs. Bring your own mouse and flash drive.