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What is Lego Mindstorms?

The LEGO Group provides educational solutions that allow children to learn as they play. LEGO MINDSTORMS is used by thousands of teachers to teach millions of students 21st century skills. At enCampus we are dedicated to using robotics as the motivator to 'simply teach the complex'. LEGO MINDSTORMS educational robotic systems provide a tailor-made solution of hardware, software and educational resources for use in classrooms, after-school club environments, and home schooling. Students learn to design, program and control fully-functional models and robots that carry out life-like automated tasks. The advantages of LEGO robots in the school environment include:
  • Instant student recognition of LEGO brand (which is associated with fun)
  • Allows quick prototyping (if you don’t like what you’ve built, pull it apart and start over)
  • Backed by the LEGO assurance of quality
  • Can be programmed with many languages; LEGO NXTG programming language, LabVIEW, ROBOTC, JAVA.
  • Can be use in both traditional and nontraditional settings
  • Can be used in many types of classrooms; math, science, technology, gifted, special needs


This session is for students with no previous LEGO robotics experience. Structured lessons and challenges will introduce Beginning level construction using the LEGO NXT Mindstorms robotics kit. Student teams will have an opportunity to design and see their robots perform wonderful tasks. This is an essential first step for those who want to participate FIRST LEGO League robot competition challenges or solve those from past FLL seasons (see

Levels of difficulty offered :

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
All levels include plenty of models that students can build. The difficulty level is tailored towards the students proficiency. The course is self-paced and is designed to keep students engaged and focussed.

A few things that are noteworthy:

  • Minimum age is 6 (recommended for ages 7 – 14).
  • Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience is not required.
  • Students will work in pairs and are expected to cooperate and share well.
  • A light snack will be provided each morning and afternoon.
  • Students need to bring their own sack lunch if they are enrolling for morning and evening session.

Campers will develop skills in:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Communication
  • Getting Along With Others
  • Making Decisions
  • Working with Groups