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Robotics

May 2 - August 26

UNDERWATER ROBOTICS

with Atlantis S.T.E.A.M.

Atlantis S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is a local non-profit that offers classes in underwater robotics. Learn the basics of R.O.V.’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and become familiar with buoyancy, thrusters, and manipulators as well as motor control and electrical circuits. Some classes will provide the opportunity to test ROVs in local waters.

Girls/females are highly encouraged to register for all Atlantis S.T.E.A.M. classes. She/They/He welcome.

Instructor: Ash Bystrom, atlantissteam@gmail.com

Location: Atlantis STEAM, 9289 Hwy 525, Clinton (Next to Lincoln Computer on the Highway)

Offerings: See summary below, then look further down for detailed info.

  • Exploring Underwater Robotics | Grades 4-6 | Dates: Mondays, May 2- 23
  • Fun with STEAM, Robots and Binary Jewelry | Grades 4-6 | Dates: Saturday, May 21
  • Beginning Underwater Robotics Camp | Grades 4-6 | Dates: June 20-24 August 1-5July 11-15
  • Intermediate Underwater Robotics Camp | Grades 4-6 | Dates: August 8-12
  • Intro to Underwater Robotics | Grades 7-9 | Dates: Tu/Th, May 3-26
  • Building a Micro-ROV (Underwater Robot) Camp | Grades 7-9 | Dates: June 27-July 1 
  • Exploring Whidbey Waters With Underwater Robots | Grades 7-9 | Dates: July 27- 29
  • Building Underwater Robots Camp | Grades 7-9 | Dates: August 15-19
  • Intro to Competition Underwater Robotics | Grades 7-9 and HS | Dates: August 22-26
  • Have Fun with Tools and Robots | Adults 18+ | Date: Saturday, July 9
  • Underwater Robots for Schools & Clubs | Adults 18+ (For teachers & Mentors) | Dates: Saturday, August 6

Exploring Underwater Robotics

Grades 4-6

Explore the fun of underwater robotics! Learn about buoyancy, thrusters, switches, soldering, plus more cool science that helps Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) fly underwater. By the end of the session students will have what it takes to have successfully built a chassis for a demonstration ROV. Students will show their knowledge to successfully complete tasks using an underwater robot. All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A snack

Min 3/Max 6

Schedule: Mondays, May 2-23, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $75   SIGN UP HERE

 

Intro to Underwater Robotics

Grades 7-9

Build an underwater robot! Working in groups, students will learn the skills of building an underwater robot, or “ROV”, (Remotely Operated Vehicle) as they assemble a practice ROV in class. In addition to learning how to solder wire connections, students will become familiar with thrusters, manipulators, cameras, buoyancy, motor control, and electric circuits.  Students will test the practice ROVs by piloting their robots and completing tasks underwater. This class includes soldering, and all students must agree to follow our “Safety First” protocols for physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A snack

Min 3/Max 6

Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 3-26, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: $175   SIGN UP HERE

 

Fun with STEAM, Robots and Binary Jewelry

Grades 4-6

This one-day workshop is an engaging intro to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  Students will have fun learning STEAM concepts such as Newtonian physics, flying underwater robots, and a special section focusing on the tech/math of the binary alphabet.  Students will create jewelry/wearable art using binary “secret code”.

All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A lunch

Min 3/Max 8

Schedule: Saturday, May 21, 10:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $50*   SIGN UP HERE

*Additional materials fee of $25 paid directly to program leader (will be able to take home jewelry they made)

 

Beginning Underwater Robotics Camp

Grades 4-6

Dive into this week-long exploration about all things underwater robot!  This fun hands-on camp will expose students the wonders of marine technology and science.  Have fun learning how to do things like soldering, building electrical switches, as you figure out how to build and fly an underwater robot! Students will test their ROVs by piloting their robots and completing tasks underwater. All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A lunch and a snack

Min 3/Max 6 per camp session

Camp 1 Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9:00am-2:00pm

Camp 2 Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 9:00am-2:00pm

Camp 3 Schedule: Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 9:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $275 per camp   SIGN UP HERE

 

Building a Micro-ROV (Underwater Robot) Camp

Grades 7-9

Students will design and build their own personal 3D printed micro-ROV using the chassis design developed by championship Atlantis ROV Team alumni. (No 3D printing experience required.)  Camp will include activities such as building control boxes, propulsion systems, soldering, and troubleshooting, among others.  Students will test their ROVs by piloting their robots and completing tasks underwater. All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Supplies: A lunch and snack

Min 3/Max 6

Schedule: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $285*     SIGN UP HERE

*Additional materials fee of $50 paid directly to program leader (Students take home their own micro-ROV)

 

Have Fun with Tools and Robots

Adults 18+ (Women and LGBTQ encouraged!)

This is for all those who have always wanted to learn to use “lethal” tools but never got the chance. Focusing on skills needed to create an underwater robot, learn and practice skills such as soldering wires and circuit boards, electrical switches, using a bandsaw, electrical drill, chop saw, and drill press (among others). Participants will also fly ROVs. All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A lunch

Min 3/Max 8

Schedule: Saturday, July 9, 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $125  SIGN UP HERE

 

Building Underwater Robots Camp

Grades 7-9

Working in groups, students will immerse themselves in a fun-filled week of skill building, culminating in creating an “ROV” (Remotely Operated Vehicle or “underwater robot”) which uses a camera for navigation and piloting. In addition to learning how to solder wire connections, students will utilize thrusters, manipulators, waterproofed cameras, video monitors, neutral buoyancy, motor control, and electric circuits to complete a working underwater robot.  Students will test their practice ROVs by piloting their robots remotely via video feed and completing tasks underwater.

All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Bring: A lunch and snack

Min 3/Max 6

Schedule: Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 9:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $285     SIGN UP HERE

Exploring Whidbey Waters With Underwater Robots

Grades 7-9

Fly underwater robots in local Whidbey waters.  This three-day camp will take place at multiple outdoor Whidbey Island marine locations.  Students will experience hands-on exploration of a variety of underwater environments using both professional and educational ROVs.  Participants will be able to observe and identify marine species and habitats, and examine for human impacts on those environments (if available, we will also deploy sensors and analyze data).

All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety

Bring: A lunch, additional clothes as weather requires, hat

Min 3/Max 6

Schedule: Wednesday-Friday, July 27-29, 10:00am-2:00pm

Cost:: $150     SIGN UP HERE

 

Intermediate Underwater Robotics Camp

Grades 4-6

Prerequisite: Beginning Underwater Robotics or permission of Instructor

Building upon their ROV knowledge, students will expand their learning about manipulators, water proofing cameras, joy-stick controllers, and other new skills as they work in groups to create practice underwater robots. Students will test their new tools on their practice ROVs by attempting to complete tasks underwater.

All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Min 3/Max 6

Bring: A lunch and snack

Schedule: Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 9:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $275     SIGN UP HERE

 

Intro to Competition Underwater Robotics

Grades 7-12

This camp is focused on taking a deep dive into competitive underwater robotics.  Students will get fun hands-on experience in skills building underwater robotics as well as learn about graphic design, marketing communications, engineering concepts, and ocean science without the pressures of competition.  Yes, participants will also be flying underwater robots! All participants will be expected to follow our “Safety First” protocols, which includes both physical and emotional/psychological safety.

Requirement: Serious intent to compete on underwater robotics teams during the 2022-2023 school year.  Robotics experience not required but those with experience in STEAM, and non-tech graphic artists and writers, are encouraged to participate.Min 3/Max 8

Schedule: Monday-Friday, August 22-26, 9:00am-2:00pmpm

Cost: $295     SIGN UP HERE

 

For Teachers & Mentors:

Underwater Robots for Schools & Clubs

Adults 18+

This workshop will focus on providing training and support for teachers/mentors to use hands-on skills and education to introduce K-12 students to underwater robotics.  A key component is learning how you can provide the same level of technical skill and sophistication for your students without the need to use dangerous tools.  Teachers/Mentors be provided adaptable curriculum (Elem/MS/HS bands) and an unassembled ROV kit.  This workshop is especially designed for teachers and mentors with a passion to bring this to their classroom or after-school enrichment club; and those who may have experienced limited access or ability to bring these STEAM skills to their students.

Min 4/Max 12

Schedule: Saturday, Aug 6th, 10:00am-3:00pm

Cost: $150 or by Scholarship/Grant* (We are working on funding this workshop entirely through Grants – check back soon)


Registration coming soon!

Venue

Atlantis STEAM
9289 Hwy 525
Clinton, WA 98236 United States
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