Titanium Robotics’ summer camp provides students opportunities to explore specialized fields of engineering and business.
The second week of summer camp saw the camp members in the 6th-12th grades attend sessions at San Marino High School in everything from electrical engineering to finance. To start the week, students were taught the basics of mechanical engineering through assembling drivetrains, which give robots mobility on wheels. The students used kits to assemble chassis-based drivetrains under the supervision of engineering cabinet members.
During the second half of the day, campers were introduced to programming through the software Sololearn. In the program, students completed lessons in JAVA programming.
On day two, students learned about basic electrical tools and components from electrical captain Anderson Su. They were able to do hands-on work by learning how to use wire strippers and crimpers.
Students then had their first business class: Graphic design. Elijah Chin, Titanium’s graphic design officer, taught the students composition and marketing principles, as well as how to make their own logos, flyers and social media posts.
On the final day, students were given a lesson in finance from finance officer Melody Chen. Chen taught campers how the team spends and budgets money. Campers were then able to draft an email to learn how to reach out to sponsors.
Lastly, students were taught computer-aided design to finish off the week. Campers got to use the computer program Autodesk inventor to learn the basics of virtually prototyping a robot and designing it in a digital format.
The week’s focus on various fields was designed to expose students to each aspect of the robotics program, so that in the upcoming weeks, students will be able to choose what field they want to explore in depth. By the end of camp, members will have been introduced to the entire range of both business and engineering, and they will be well-versed in the workings of the robotics team.
Additionally, Titanium Robotics has big plans for this summer’s community outreach events. Along with many preparations for the upcoming school year, the team is planning its annual barbeque and Camp del Corazon fundraiser. The team is beyond excited to be able to share both our innovations and traditions with the community, so we encourage the community to stay updated with the happenings of the team’s outreach events.
Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome and encouraged to contact email@example.com or visit its website titaniumrobotics.com and Instagram: @titaniumrobotics for more information and updates on future events.
Titanium Robotics is a team consisting of more than 100 students, mainly from San Marino High School, who come together with a common interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn from professional engineers and mentors to build and compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Challenge with a robot of their own design. Programming, electrical work, computer-aided design and business management are all run by student representatives, making the entire organization student-led from start to finish.
Kaitlyn An is a writer for the Titanium Robotics team.