Introductory Robotics

This camp is now full. Apply for the waitlist.

Do you want to figure out how machines operate, work, and move? Everything - from vehicles to gaming consoles - is tied to robotics and mechanical engineering. Learn the basic tools and codes needed to build your very own robot. Using the design process, your robot will continue to improve and get better at challenges as the week progresses.


Date:Monday, June 26, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023
Cost:Day Camp - $450
Residential Camp - $1100
Optional Lunch Voucher (Day campers only) - $60

This course is designed for all students with no prerequisite requirements.


Michael Shawler joins the Summer Academy program with over 20 years of teaching experience. He has taught multiple subject areas such as Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Robotics. Currently, Michael teaches Computer Science and Robotics at East Jackson High School. For the past 8 years, he has served as the FIRST Robotics coach for the high school robotics teams. With Michael’s support and mentorship, the FIRST Robotics team continues to grow, competing annually at the state level and receiving recognition awards for team accomplishments. Michael is excited for the opportunity to spread his passion for robotics to the students at UGA Summer Academy.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students will need to pre-purchase a Makeblock mBot Ranger 3-in-1 robotics kit before camp.