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.



Skill Required

Beginner to Advanced


Summer Holidays 2021


5 Days



Why do Robowars


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


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
Childcare vouchers accepted

Upcoming Robowars Courses

Winchester Cathedral

(Sparsholt College)

Summer Dates

Aug *1/2 - 6, 2021
Aug *8/9 - 13, 2021
Aug *15/16 - 20, 2021
Aug *22/23 - 27, 2021
* Residential Campers Start

£595 (Mon-Fri Non-Residential)
£1045 (Sun-Fri Residential)

St Helen and St Katharine School Building

(St Helen & St Katharine)

Summer Dates
Jul 26 - 30, 2021

£595 (Mon-Fri Non-Residential)

Chelsea Academy Building

(Fulham Boys School)

Summer Dates
Aug 2 - 6, 2021

£595 (Mon-Fri Day Non-Residential)

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