2019 RoboCamps


Parents

Please download & review this PDF:
RoboCamps Overview, Policies, Terms & Conditions
2019 Update

By purchasing RoboCamps tickets, you acknowledge acceptance & adherence to the TERMS & CONDITIONS outlined in the PDF.  This information & PDF link are also published to each Eventbrite listing for our RoboCamps.  


RoboCamp Tickets

Ticket sales are via Eventbrite only; credit/debit card required.

Cost =
Camp Fee + GST + Eventbrite Fee(s).

Scroll down side bar for links to purchase tickets.


Currently Enrolling


Term 1 January 2019
2 Groups per Camp:
Years K - 2  & 3 - 6


Camp Duration:  2 Days Each
$200 per camp
*GST & Eventbrite Fees

*Please note below whether camp is Beginner or Advanced before purchasing tickets. 

Future 2-Day Camps:

  • April 2019 School Holidays
    15th - 18th & 22nd - 25th
  • July 2019 School Holidays
    8th - 11th & 15th - 18th

The Beginner RoboCamp focuses on:

  • EV3 Mindstorms Tech
  • Basic Sensors
  • Intro to Coding Techniques
  • A, B, C's of LEGO Engineering Methods
  • Basic Algorythms
  • Problem Solving

The Advanced RoboCamp focuses on:
*Student should have prior EV3 experience.

  • EV3 Mindstorms Tech
  • Multi-Sensor Systems
  • Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Advanced Engineering Concepts
  • Incorporating LEGO Geometry
  • Advance Algorythms
  • Environmental Feedback Systems

 

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Who is teaching my Child?

Our RoboCamps are run with utmost professionalism and fun! Camps are facilitated by Macquarie University staff and members of the Thunder Down Under robotics team. We want to make sure your child is safe and having fun at all times. With Macquarie University covering all bases, your child is in excellent hands!  All 18+ camp facilitators have NSW Working with Children Check clearances and must complete thorough training to ensure they understand the right course of action should an incident occur.

We encourage parents who have any concerns to contact Wynonah Bush at robocamps@ausfirst.org.


Locations

RoboCamps are conducted at Macquarie University, under the Faculty of Science and Engineering by FIRST Australia. These camps are located  at either 44 Waterloo Rd  (2 - 4 hour workshops) in the NEW School of Engineering Hub or 9 Wally's Walk, Building E6A, Level 2 (day camps). More information regarding room location is provided during the ticketing & registration process. Our camps are conducted in safe, secure buildings & rooms – with access to bathrooms and bubblers nearby. Your children are our number one priority!


Payment and Registration

Follow the links to register for the RoboCamps via Eventbrite (links from left-hand page menu).   Additional information in relation to the camp will be sent out following registration, closer to the camp dates.

Ticket sales are via Eventbrite only; credit/debit card required.  Tickets are not available for purchase directly through FIRST/MQU in any instance due to new credit card processing & cash handling policies of the university as of September 2018.  Payment will include ticket cost + GST + Eventbrite fees.

If you have difficulties with registration or do not receive a confirmation from Eventbrite with ticket, please email Wynonah Bush.  Your Eventbrite ticket is your confirmation that the booking is complete.


Risk Assessment

RoboCamps Risk Assessment   *Downloadable PDF

 


Consent & Release

By purchasing tickets & enrolling your child in RoboCamps, you accept & acknowledge the Terms & Conditions downloadable via the link at the top of this page.  You agree to to complete an online Google form prior to the RoboCamp date that will require your agreement & consent to the following:

"Macquarie University has the need to reproduce photographs of students, staff and others to promote the University in its marketing publications, on web sites and in advertising.

The University may need to take, use and reproduce one or more photos of your child for this purpose and is seeking your parental consent.

The University undertakes not to use the images in any way that would misrepresent the intent of the student’s participation.

As parent or guardian, I hereby consent to the University to take or have taken photographs, digital images and/or audio and/or video footage (the images) of the student named below, and to store the images, make copies of the images and publish the images in any form, in whole or part, and distribute them in any medium including but not limited to print media, the internet, digital and online media and video. Macquarie University undertakes not to use the images in any way that may misrepresent the intent of the student’s participation. I understand that neither I nor the student will be paid for giving this permission and I hereby waive any claim that I or we may have had for remuneration, residuals, royalties or any other payment in respect of use of the images. I agree that all rights to the Images belong to Macquarie University. I agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia."


Cancellations

Important:  MQU & FIRST Australia reserve the right to cancel RoboCamps for any reason, including but not limited to low-enrolment.  Parents may be notified via email not less than 7 days prior to the event.  Options will be offered via email including full refunds (issued via Eventbrite) or switching to a different session, if available.


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