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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
View Movies and Pictures of past camps:
Lego Day 5 Ball Challenge
Sample Scratch Project by animalboy2 in Scratch Camp 2
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:
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:
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.
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
if you want to use Alice at home.
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