Alumni Advanced Toy Hacking, Electronics, and Arduino

June 15-19
9 a.m.-3:30 (12:30 Pick-up on Friday)
Ages: 12-15
Cost: $700
This camp is for alumni of Mr. Lanier’s tech camps. It is taught concurrently and alongside the beginner’s Toy Hacking camp except with more advanced hardware and new challenges.  
This is the camp that started it all, and it remains our most popular tech camp. 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, you will take apart 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.
Lunches are included. Please note that Friday is a half day.  

You can follow his students’ work at

This video will show you a taste of what toy hacking is:

For additional information please contact camp director Troy Lanier:
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213