Gilbert, W.Va. - The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of the College of Education at Marshall University, offered “Camp Create” at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, W.Va., July 14-17th. “Camp Create” – which was held in memory of James H. “Buck” Harless - focused on engaging children with real technology and creative robotics while integrating the arts. This year’s theme was Jurassic World; the children created dinosaur robots.
Arts & Bots is a program created by the Carnegie Mellon Create Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The children used the visual programming software to program their robots to move, light up, and audio voice-overs. Each child created his or her own robot, which was displayed at the community center. A showcase of the creative robots was held for the families and community.
Tytus Endicott works during Camp Create using Visual Programming software to program his tetradactyl robot.
Madelyn Billups uses
the visual programming software to program the tree in the dinosaurs
environment to rotate 360 degrees.
During the showcase,
Jaelyn Blofsky, demonstrated the program she created for her dinosaur
robot to move.
Family and community members watch as Eli Hagy programs his tyrannosaurus rex.
Left to right clockwise: Issac Jewell, Jonah Mahon, and Ben Wilson work during Camp Create to build and program their robots.
Grace Ellis created
an environment for her dinosaur robot. Community members observe and
interact with camp participants during the showcase.
created a sequence on the visual programming software to go along
with her dinosaur robot.