KINDI ACADEMY SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

8161 Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561

SCHEDULE

GRADE TIME SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4
June 10 - June 21 June 24 - July 05 July 8 - July 19 July 22 - Aug 02
1-3 9:00-10:30 You're a Wizard! Pampered Plant World of 3D Fly with me: Rockets!
4-8 10:30-12:00 Wizarding World Quest Game of Drones Rocket Control Center Build a Bot
 

SCHEDULE

GRADE TIME SESSION 1 SESSION 2
June 10 - June 14 July 22 - July 26
6-8 1:00-4:00 Robotics: Sensor Bots- Design & Code Deep in Drones
 

You’re a Wizard!

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Date: June 10 - June 21

“You’re a wizard, Harry!” Come join TinkRworks in a camp where students will use science, technology, and their creativity to bring to life the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series Harry Potter! In this camp, the newly inducted Hogwarts students will be divided into “houses” using a sorting hat and will then construct a working Goblet of Fire using our TinkRworks iPad App. The students will program their goblets to respond with flickering LED "fire" when something is placed in it, just like in the movies. The students will also use their skills to learn the art of Potion making, and in doing so will learn about the chemistry involved in making bubbling, color changing, and temperature changing “magic potions”. Finally, the students will get to see the magic Invisibility Cloak become a reality through the use of green screen videography! Come unleash your wizarding powers in this amazing TinkRworks experience and take your goblet home!

What the students will take home: Their Goblets of Fire and any art piece they create

Grades: Rising 1st -3rd Graders


Wizarding World Quest

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Date: June 10 - June 21

Calling all witches and wizards! Come see what it would be like to be a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for a week. Students will use science, technology, and their creativity to bring the wizarding world found in the popular book and movie series Harry Potter to life! They will start their journey by getting sorted by a “Sorting Hat” into their Hogwarts houses. Once sorted, the newly inducted Hogwarts students will use a drag and drop programming interface to code a working Goblet of Fire that will use an Arduino microcontroller board to control LED lights to react when something is placed into the goblet. Students will attend Potions class and learn about the chemistry involved in making bubbling, color changing, and temperature changing “magic potions”. Finally, the students will get to see the magic Invisibility Cloak become a reality through the use of green screen videography! Come unleash your wizarding powers in this amazing TinkRworks experience!

What the students will take home: Their Goblets of Fire and any art piece they create

Grades: Rising 4th - 6th Graders


Pampered Plant

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Date: June 24 - July 05

During Pampered Plant, students will exercise their green thumbs by combining electronics, sensors and Arduino boards (i.e., micro-controllers or mini-computers) to build and code a plant monitoring station that will indicate the “happiness level” of their plant that TinkRworks provides. This level will be based on how much water is present in the soil. Will their plant monitor display a smile when it is happy and frown when sad? Or will it blink school certain colors when it needs attention? Your child will decide!

What the students will take home: Plants provided by TinkRworks & Monitoring Station students build

Grades: Rising 1st -3rd Graders


Game of Drones

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Date: June 24 - July 05

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and join us in this one-of-a-kind design, build and fly camp! In Game of Drones, students will build their very own quadcopters (drone with 4 propellers) from scratch and will learn about the science of flight and how each component of the quadcopter works. Each student will be testing and using brushed DC motors, flight-controller boards, wireless receivers, motor mounts, LEDs, and transmitters. They will learn how to customize their drones using tool sets like 3D-printers, and once drone construction is finished, the students will polish their piloting skills as they learn to fly. And the best part? They get to take home their drones and controllers to continue the fun! 

What the students will take home: A fully-functional quadcopter and transmitter along with a primary and back-up battery (with charger)

Grades: Rising 4th – 6th graders


World of 3D

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Date: July 08 - July 19

Imagination meets production in this hands-on course. In this class, TinkRers will learn skills of design and digital making to take a design from idea to product before their very eyes! The class will focus on prototyping technologies, including 3D printing. Students will learn to freehand sketch and edit design dimensions before converting these sketches to software for fabrication. TinkRers will learn and perfect their Tinker CAD skills to create 3D printable models. Watch your creations come to life in 3D and take it home!

What the TinkRers take home: 3D Creations

Grades: Rising 1st -2nd Graders


Rocket Control Center

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Date: July 08 - July 19

Mission control... we have LIFTOFF! Students will soar to new heights as they as build their own model rockets and watch them fly up to 1000+ feet in the air!! In this camp, students will explore different aspects of rocket science such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, propulsion, and aerodynamics, and will participate in experiments and demonstrations that make these concepts fun to learn. They will have multiple opportunities to launch their reusable rockets and will get to use increasingly more powerful engines as they get the hang of it (weather permitting)! Students will discover how different types of rocket body tubes, fins, and nose cones affect flight by launching multiple different styles of rockets and observing flight patterns. Additionally, they’ll construct a payload bay onto their own rockets and see if tiny objects can survive a launch! Students will also learn how to estimate the peak height and speed of their rockets through the use of measurements and mathematics. As an added bonus, we will attach cameras to the rockets in order to capture amazing in-flight videos. Houston—we are a FULL GO!

What the students will take home: Completed Rockets

Grades: Rising 4th – 6th graders


Fly with Me: Rockets!

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Date: July 22 - Aug 02

Mission control... we have LIFTOFF! Students will soar to new heights as they as build their own model rockets and watch them fly up to 1000+ feet in the air!! In this camp, students will explore different aspects of rocket science such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, propulsion, and aerodynamics, and will participate in experiments and demonstrations that make these concepts fun to learn. They will have multiple opportunities to launch their reusable rockets and will get to use increasingly more powerful engines as they get the hang of it (weather permitting)! Students will discover how different types of rocket body tubes, fins, and nose cones affect flight by launching multiple different styles of rockets and observing flight patterns. Additionally, they’ll construct a payload bay onto their own rockets and see if tiny objects can survive a launch! Students will also learn how to estimate the peak height and speed of their rockets through the use of measurements and mathematics. As an added bonus, we will attach cameras to the rockets in order to capture amazing in-flight videos. Houston—we are a FULL GO!

What the TinkRers take home: Completed Rockets

Grades: Rising 1st -3rd Graders


Build-a-Bot

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Date: July 22 - Aug 02

At TinkRworks, we feel that to really appreciate the many aspects of robotics, children should be allowed to design, build and program their own individual robots—from scratch! In this camp, students will get the chance to create their own fully functional robot using their imagination. They’ll spend time learning not just about the electronic components, but will code their bots to move, explore, and interact with their environment and ultimately do things that only students can envision.
Students will start by designing their robotic frame using computer-aided design (CAD). Once done, these frames will be laser cut out of wood and provided to the students who then will incorporate a variety of electronics including motors, sensors, control electronics, and an Arduino board (mini computer). Finally, they will learn to code their creation to bring it to life in the way the want. Is your student ready for the exciting challenge of creating their own robot? Then this camp is the perfect choice!

What students will take home: Completed Bots with remote control

Grades: Rising 4th – 6th graders


Robotics: Sensor Bots - Design & Code

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Date: June 10 - June 14

At TinkRworks, we feel that to really appreciate the many aspects of robotics, children should be allowed to design, build and program their own individual robots—from scratch! In this camp, students will get the chance to create their own fully-functional robot using their imagination. They’ll spend time learning not just about the electronic components, but will code their bots to move, explore, and interact with their environment and ultimately do things that only students can envision. Students will start by designing their robotic frame using computer-aided design (CAD). Once done, these frames will be laser cut out of wood and provided to the students who then will incorporate a variety of electronics including motors, sensors, control electronics, and an Arduino board (mini computer). Finally, they will learn to code their creation to bring it to life in the way they want. Is your student ready for the exciting challenge of creating their own robot? Then this camp is the perfect choice!

What the students take home: Completed Bots with remote control

Grades: Rising 6th – 8th graders


Deep in Drones

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Date: July 22 - July 26

Students will spend an epic week designing, building, and flying their very own quadcopters. During the week, they will learn all about the science of flight as they design their drones to achieve compromises between speed, acrobatics, and stability. Students will start the class by designing their very own drone frames using computer-aided design (CAD). Their frame designs will then be laser cut out of wood or 3D-printed—their choice! Each design will be different and students will learn how to design for speed, stability, or maneuverability. Once the frame is done, students will learn all about the electronics and wire things together to get their drones airborne. Students will exercise their creativity and problem-solving skills by creating different designs and comparing them, and eventually select on one they want to take home. Throughout the camp, students will also spend time learning to pilot their drones by participating in unique sets of drone games that will allow them to push their piloting skills to the edge. And...above it all, all students will take their drones home at week’s end so that they can continue the fun!

What the students will take home: A fully-functional quadcopter and transmitter along with a primary and back-up battery (with charger)

Grades: Rising 6th – 8th graders