Design Innovation and Robotics
at Extreme STEAM Science Kids at Park Shore
For Children Completing Grades 6-9 as of June
Is Your Child Ready to Take Their LOVE of Robotics & Mechanical and Electrical Engineering to the Next Level?
Work with World-Renowned Inventor and University Professor
Created and supervised by a Stony Brook Mechanic Engineering Professor & Inventor of SnappyXO*
The Only Robotics Program Of Its Kind and Only Found At Extreme Steam Science Kids At Park Shore
For Children Completing Grades 6-9 as of June
Learn to innovate and invent
Get ahead in school by learning electronics and microcontroller programming
Learn to design machines and robots using a world-class motion design app
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
About the Program:
It is never too early to expose children to the process of design innovation and invention. This brand new, one-of-a-kind summer program will be offered for the first time at the Park Shore Extreme STEAM Science Kids Camp this summer. It is designed to expose students to the process of design innovation and invention by way of a series of hands-on active and experiential learning activities in the context of robot design.
This program will use a novel patent pending robot kit called SnappyXO* for design, open source microcontrollers from the family of Arduino, and off-the-shelf sensors and actuators to create an intuitive robot design experience. The students will learn to design, prototype, and program robots culminating into an extensive robot design project. In addition, they will use a novel motion synthesis app called MotionGen for designing motions of their robots. This unique combination of SnappyXO for hardware design and the MotionGen app is the first of its kind to be launched in a summer STEAM camp. The key fundamentals learned in the program will be concept of forces and motions, mechanism design, electronic circuits, and microcontroller programming.
Working with the SnappyXO*, students will be able to appreciate Physics, Engineering, and Robotics by designing and building complex 3D structures and robots and learn the process of design innovation in a systematic fashion. Kits like these serve as an educational sandbox that remove the artificial boundaries between learning and playing while providing more time for hands-on activities that enhance children’s cognition. Ultimately, these experiences will help your child prepare better for an innovation-based economy.
Each Student Will Receive:
- Mechatronics Kit: The students will be able to take home a Mechatronics Kit containing an Arduino Uno microcontroller, several sensors, actuators, and other electronics components.
- SnappyXO* kit: The students will also take home a SnappyXO* robot kit
About the Creator & Instructors of the Program
This program is designed and led by Dr. Anurag Purwar, a professor of Machine Design and Robotics at Stony Brook University, who is the primary inventor of the SnappyXO* robot kit and creator of the MotionGen. This program will be taught by Stony Brook University graduate and undergraduate students from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University under the supervision of Prof. Anurag Purwar.
Dr. Purwar is an award winning author, researcher, and educator whose research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), NY-state SPIR, NY-state Center for Biotechnology, Sensor-CAT, SUNY Research Foundation, industry, Stony Brook University, and SUNY Office of Provost. Dr. Purwar is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering and of International Journal of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines. He received the world-renowned A.T. Yang award in Theoretical Kinematics at the 2017 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference and the MSC Software Simulation award for the best paper at the 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). He is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by Stony Brook University.
He has been twice elected as a member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics committee and served as the Program Chair for the 2014 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, as the Conference Chair for the 2015 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference and has served as symposium and session chairs for many ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. He was the general Conference Co-Chair for the 2016 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC/CIE).
Dr. Purwar is the department’s representative to the NY state-funded Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program. As the SPIR representative, he identifies and coordinates projects between the department and Long Island based industries. SPIR projects include joint proposals for federal funding, manufacturing and quality assurance improvements, research and development, and testing and evaluation.
He won a SUNY Research Foundation Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) award, which enabled him to develop a multifunctional Sit-to-Stand-Walker assistive device ( http://www.mobilityassist.net ) for people afflicted with neuromuscular degenerative diseases or disability. The technology and the patent behind the device has been licensed to Biodex Medical Systems for bringing the device to institutional market. The device won the SAE Top 100 Create the Future Award in 2016. Dr. Purwar gave a TEDx talk on Machine Design Innovation through Technology and Education ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=iSW_G0nb11Q) which focused on enabling democratization of design capabilities, much needed for invention and innovation of machines by uniting the teaching of scientific and engineering principles with the new tools of technology. All of his patented or patent pending inventions have been successfully licensed to the companies world-wide.
Grades: For children completing grades 6-9 as of June
Time: 9:30am-12:15pm, M-F
Session One: 6/28/19 – 7/12/19
Session Two: 7/15/19 – 7/6/19
Session Three: 7/29/19 – 8/9/19
Session Four: 8/12/19 – 8/23/19
Location: Extreme STEAM Science Kids at Park Shore, 450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
- All Materials
- Mechatronics Kit
- SnappyXO* Kit
- Certificate at the successful completion of the course
- Group Photo
- Transportation to camp
Limited Enrollment: 14 students per class. Classes will fill quickly – Enroll now!
An enrollment deposit of $500 is required for each child, which is refundable for any reason up to Friday, March 1, 2019. Full payment is due by April 19, 2019.