“The SPIP Robotic camp was an exciting demonstration of what the students had been able to achieve, but their skills extended much further than the robots they had produced.”
The SPIP Robotic camp held at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, students delved into the world of Robotics and AI, gaining both knowledge and hands-on experience. The camp, a crucial part of 21st-century STEM education, focused on coding and guided students through the process of creating their own robots.
The camp was facilitated by FIRST Australia, offering a unique and inspiring approach to engage SPIP students in STEM subjects. Using the design process thinking model and a hands-on approach, SPIP students were immersed in designing, building, and coding LEGO Education SPIKE™ Essential & SPIKE™ Prime “robots” for the FIRST LEGO League challenges. These classes catered to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced, utilizing the state-of-the-art engineering workshop facilities at Macquarie University.
The camp was further enhanced by the support of members from the Thunder Down Under FRC robotics team, enriching the learning experience for all participants.
In addition to the educational aspects, the camp provided students with the opportunity to explore the beauty of Sydney city. They got to visit iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, SEA Life Aquarium, Darling Harbour, Power House Museum, and Taronga Zoo, making their experience even more enriching and memorable.