Free STEM Workshop
In this hands-on 4-day Summer Camp, students age 10-14 build a sensor equipped glove and a robotic hand from everyday objects including cardboard and straws to understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the human hand. Then, they control the robotic hand with the sensor equipped glove and conduct trials visualizing data in Excel to generate new ideas for improving it’s performance.
Activities focus on learning through hands-on STEM experiences and fostering collaboration skills in small groups.
During the camp, participants will:
- Build a flex sensor out of everyday objects and construct a sensorized glove to control the robotic hand
- Study the anatomy and biomechanics of the human hand and build a model robotic hand
- Analyze sensor data in Excel to test and modify the robotic hand
- At the end of the camp, participants will take home the sensorized glove and robotic hand that they built during the camp (excluding the microcontroller)