Welcome to the Durham Academy Lego Mindstorms and Scratch Summer Camp 2011 Wiki

We will use this wiki to support the summer camps that Karl Schaefer, Devin and Donovan Polk are conducting the weeks of July 11 - 15 as part of the Durham Academy Summer Program.

View Movies and Pictures of past camps:

Lego Day 5 Ball Challenge

Sample Scratch Project by animalboy2 in Scratch Camp 2
Scratch Project

Lego Day 4 Line Challenge

Lego Day 3 Amazing Maze Challenge

Lego Day 2 Robo Futball Challenge

Scratch Day 1 - Getting to know Scratch by creating a simple animation.

Lego Camp Day 1 Square Challenge

Lego Camp 1 Day 1 Square Challenge

Lego Camp 1 Day 2 Futbol Challenge

Lego Camp 1 Day 3 Maze Challenge

Lego Camp 1 Day 4 Line Challenge

Lego Camp 1 Day 5 Ball Challenge and Inventory

Scratch Camp 1 Day 3 Maze Construction and Sharing Projects

The Lego Camp is from 9:00 to 12:00 and the Scratch Camp is from 1:00 to 4:00. Only register for one session as we repeat the camp the second week.

Lego Camp Page
Learn to build and program Lego Mindstorm NXT robots. Campers will work in teams to design and construct robots to perform a variety of movements and responses. No prior experience needed.
To learn more visit: http://mindstorms.lego.com/

Scratch Camp Page
"Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design."
To learn more visit: http://scratch.mit.edu/

Quotes are from the Scratch Web Site

During the Scratch Camp, campers may be exposed to the Alice programming as well depending on skills developed early in the week.

"Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web." ~Alice.org

In addition to learning Scratch during our week of programming, we will also begin learning the programming language Alice. Alice is a simple programming language that can be used to make 3D stories, animations, and games. It is also free, and can be downloaded if you want to use Alice at home.