In this camp you will learn how robotic and electronic toys work by taking them apart, analyzing their circuits, and then reprogramming them using a microcontroller. First, you will learn how to control LEDs, resistors, and motors using the programming language C++ and an Arduino. Then, once you have experience with basic electronics, and once you have had a little bit of soldering practice, we will take apart old toys, modify them, and then reassemble them as new toys with new functionality in what is called “toy hacking.”
The best part is that you get to take home the microcontroller and the electronics for more experimenting!
This camp is taught by St. Stephen’s electronics and robotics teacher Troy Lanier.
You can follow his students’ work at https://www.instagram.com/sstxrobotics/ This video will show you a taste of what toy hacking is: https://www.instagram.com/p/BudE9z3Hn36/