2019 RoboCamps



P: 02 9850 1118
M: 0447 520 481
E: juniorscience@mq.edu.au

April 2019 Camps & Info Available via Macquarie University in conjunction with the Junior Science Academy 

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



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 Kylie Hurd at juniorscience@mq.edu.au .


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 by CLICKING HERE.   Additional information in relation to the camp will be sent out following registration, closer to the camp dates.

If you have difficulties with registration, please email  juniorscience@mq.edu.au.

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."


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.