Xmas remote courses, January weekend Tech Clubs and 2022 physical camps now open - join our mailing list for more upcoming event announcements

Robowars Robotics Camp

Design, build and program a fighting robot at our coding & robotics camp!

Test your programming and design skills against other campers - complete robotics challenges throughout the week, both solo and in teams, to become the Robowars champion!

Construct and program autonomous and remote-control robots to play robot football, navigate obstacle courses, and compete in capture-the-flag, then add a flipper and a laser tag cannon to take out your opponents' machines.

Age

9-17

Skill Required

Beginner to Advanced

Dates

Summer Holidays 2021

Length

5 Days

Venues

All
Making100%
Design75%
Coding100%
Electronics50%

Why do Robowars

WITH US?

Take it home

Continue learning and creating after the course by taking home the full robotics kit

Professional Skills

Learn programming in Python, a professional programming language in high demand

Unique Projects

Our unique robotics kit and tutorials are fully designed in-house by professional engineers

You'll take home

  • Invent! micro:bit modular robotics kit
  • Invent! mechanical construction kit
  • Second micro:bit remote control
  • USB drive with all of your software and programs

You'll learn

  • Programming in Python or drag-and-drop
  • Application of programming to robotics programs
  • Mechanical design and assembly skills

Need to Know

  • 1:8 Staff-Student Ratio
  • All Equipment Provided

Robowars In Detail

Courses run 9:30am - 4:30pm* Mon-Fri
*Winchester venue finishes 5:30pm/3:15pm (Last Day)

Using the Invent! micro:bit controller, learn coding and robotics using drag-and-drop programming for younger campers, and Python for ages 13+ (no experience required). As always with Tech Camp's summer coding camps, take home your robot, controller and robotics construction kit to continue creating at home.

  • Learn core programming concepts using the micro:bit ecosystem
  • Compete in a series of robotics challenges from robot football to the flipper showdown and become the Robowars Champion!
  • Ages 9-13 learn programming in a drag-and-drop environment
  • Ages 13-17 use Python, an industry-standard textual language
  • Create complex mechanical assemblies with our modular kit
  • Battle against your friends by creating your own mechanical weapons
  • Take the full kit home to continue coding, experimenting and learning
Day 1

Icebreaker activities

Competition introduction

Basic tutorials

Minesweeper challenge

Obstacle course challenge

FAQs

What else can my child do after the course with the robotics kit?
The robotics kit we use is called Invent! It's an educational robotics kit that we've designed and produced fully in-house, specifically for teaching coding with robotics. There are a huge amount of free resources, projects and tutorials you can use after the course with the kit - find out more on the Invent! website.
Five Stars My daughter (9) loved the Robowars course and despite usually getting homesick she was having so much fun she didn’t give us a second thought. Fantastic way of getting girls into tech and they’ve both gained so much independence, confidence and skill from their time there. Staff are always so welcoming and helpful and the whole camp is really well thought out in terms of both daytime and evening activities. Thank you for another brilliant year and we’ll see you next year!

Victoria Jane, August 2019
Image
Childcare vouchers accepted

More Courses

AI Assistant

Learn AI and Python as ou create your own personal assistant

Age 11-17
Price From £495
Location Easter: Winchester, Summer: All Venues
Take Home AI Assistant Hardware
Great for Inventors and coders
More Info

3D Game Design

Code and develop professional-quality 3D games with Unity and learn coding in C#

Age 9-17
Price From £445
Location Easter: Winchester, Summer: All Venues
Take Home Unity software and games
Great for Designers, creators and coders
More Info

3D Printing

Build your own 3D printer to take home & learn professional CAD and product design skills

Age 9-17
Price From £645 (Includes 3D Printer)
Location Easter: Winchester, Summer: All Venues
Take Home All-metal 3D printer, filament and tools
Great for Those who like designing or making
More Info

Drone Racing

Learn to build and fly a racing drone from scratch with a camera and video headset!

Age 11-17
Price From £595 (Includes all equipment)
Location Easter: Winchester, Summer: All Venues
Take Home FPV Drone, Headset, Controller and Hoop
Great for Those into electronics, programming and flying
More Info

FPV Rally Racing

Learn about mechanics, electronics, coding, and aerodynamics as you design and build your own high-speed racing car

Age  9-17 
Price From £595 (Includes equipment) 
Location Summer: All Venues 
Take Home    FPV Race Car, Headset, Controller 
Great for    Engineers, drivers and racers of tomorrow
More Info

Laser Tag

Design, create and code an advanced wireless laser tag system, and take the full set home with you to continue playing!

Age  9-17 
Price From £495 (Includes taggers) 
Location Easter: Winchester, Summer: All Venues 
Take Home    2 taggers and 2 game control boxes
Great for    Those who like designing or making
More Info