Introductory Robotics

Are you someone who wants to figure out how things work and move? Are you interested in robotics and programming? Everything from vehicles to gaming consoles are tied to the booming field of robotics and mechanical engineering. In this camp you will 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. Additionally, you will learn to code your robot using Python, a programming language with many applications outside of robotics. Come find out what you can do in the exciting world of robotics!

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try Introductory Robotics: Session A

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $400

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $880

Robotics Kit Purchase (optional through us) - $150
Robotics Kit Rental (optional) - $75

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


Donna Rosenberger graduated with an MA in Mathematics from UGA. Her undergraduate work was done at Indiana University of PA, IUP. Her BS degree was for a double major, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. Before returning to UGA she taught at the University of Pittsburgh for eight years. At Pitt she taught Algebra and Pre-calculus classes. She also tutored for the College of General Studies, Non-Traditional Student Center. She has taught many computer science workshops for school age children. Her first workshops used Logo, which has evolved into the Scratch programming environment. She has experience being a leader for both Girl Scout, Boy Scout, and church camps. At IUP she taught in the YES, Youth Experiences in Summer, program for elementary school students. She was also a substitute teacher in PA for 11 school districts. This is Donna’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Kylie Anderson is going into her third year at UGA with a double major in Computer Science and Sculpture along with the sustainability certificate. She has been mentoring and leading robotics teams for four years. Her academic interests include agro robotics, kinetic sculpture, and machine learning. This is Kylie’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

In this camp, we will use the Makeblock Programmable mBot Ranger Robot Kit to build and program our robots. You have several options on how to obtain this kit:

If you purchase the kit through us:
You will pay $150, and we will purchase your robotics kit. If you purchase the kit through us, you will receive it on the first day of camp, and you can take it home with you at the end of the week.

If you rent the kit through us:
You will pay a rental fee of $75, and you will have access to the same robotics kit. You will share the rental kit with one other student in the camp, and it cannot be taken home with you at the end of the week.

If you buy the kit on your own:
You will need to purchase the Makeblock Programmable mBot Ranger Robot Kit. It is available at Amazon or you can purchase elsewhere. If you buy your own kit, please bring it with you on the first day of camp.

A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.