Create toy prototypes and learn about cost, price, vendors, customers, cash flow, profit and sales as you play with us to start your hypothetical business. You will be on the edge at all times as the business circumstances change constantly. The vendor changed materials, the competitors lowered their prices, the customer ordered more merchandise, the assembly line must include delivery, a company merge and downsizing will keep you busy as you analyze and make decisions to improve your business.
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 29th - August 2nd:
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.
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.
August 5th - August 9th:
Minecraft Entrepreneur (Ages 6-11)
Create your own hypothetical real estate business. Design and build digital properties using Minecraft. You will create your company name, logo, slogan, property catalog, and code an animated commercial to advertise you digital properties. This class will help you with teamwork, creativity, focus, and will give you the opportunity to present your project. 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.
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.