House of Ulladulla Robotics members have been preparing their mentorship skills at a two-day school holidays camp.
Team 6035 members were invited to join Project Bucephalus Robotics of Wollongong, who hosted a camp in Ulladulla last week.
The workshop involved primary-school aged children tackling engineering challenges with guidance from high-school aged robotics mentors, who volunteered their time over the two days.
House of Robotics member Mason Lake said “Project B” offered the Ulladulla group tips on how to run a successful “robo camp” workshop and further advice to keep children engaged in the activities.
The Ulladulla Robotics group was looking to run similar camps for Milton-Ulladulla residents over term four, Ulladulla robotics member Emily Horvat said.
“If you influence younger children and get them on board, they’re more involved and know what they are doing,” Ms Horvat said.
Project B member Zachary Hah of Wollongong said the mentors relied on their experience with Lego robotics to teach newcomers about engineering.
Improving interpersonal skills was a highlight of each camp, he said.
“With robotics you have to work together,” he said.
House of Robotics Ulladulla will begin hosting First Lego League (FLL) workshops at Ulladulla Public School in term four.
The club will confirm which day it plans to run workshops on at a later date.
The Ulladulla club aims to offer workshops to children from year one-up, as a way to promote robotics and for children to access STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) -based learning before high school.
Mr Lake said robotics was a “fun way” children could unleash their imagination.
“The first program shows kids how they can bring their imagination into the real world by creating things they have never seen before,” Mr Lake said.
“It’s a way to nurture the next generation of engineers.”
For more information visit the club’s Facebook page at FRC Team 6035, House of Ulladulla.