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  • Electrical Engineering 101

    iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 10-12

Electrical Engineering 101

Arduino Engineering Camp for Kids

Division
iD Tech Camps
Ages
10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Adv
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
None
Software
SparkFun Digital Sandbox, Arduino Programming Language

Course Description

This course will introduce your student to the worlds of hardware and software in a fun, seamless way. They'll learn the basics of electrical engineering and coding with a take-home SparkFun Digital Sandbox, a learning platform powered by a microcontroller that reacts to light, temperature, and sound. Students will spend the week completing hands-on experiments and projects while learning about topics like polarity and resistance.

What Will Students Take Home?

Students in these programming classes for kids will take home their very own SparkFun Digital Sandbox and project files.

What Will Students Learn?

Students Will Learn to:

  • Read circuit schematics
  • Program with ArduBlock Program in the Arduino IDE
  • Use input and output devices, such as sensors and speakers

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • ArduBlock
  • Arduino Programming Language
  • SparkFun Digital Sandbox

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Principles of system design
  • Electrical engineering
  • Physics and mathematics
  • Creativity

Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?

This engineering course is for ages 10-12. It will not require or utilize soldering of components. Our ever-evolving curriculum is designed for beginner to advanced learners. Personalized instruction allows students to move along at their own pace and customized lessons provide fun and appropriate challenges. Instructors work closely with students and adjust the curriculum to fit their progress and project goals.

This course introduces students to STEM principles that set the foundation for bright futures in fields like computer science, electrical engineering, electrical programming, and more. This course is idea for students who like robotics or prefer to understand things by taking them apart. With SparkFun Digital Sandbox, students will learn the basics of electrical engineering and programming from the ground up.

Our Recommendations

This Arduino summer camp is a great step if you are considering studying computer science or electrical engineering in college, or if you want to explore a potential career direction. Learn the basic principles of electrical engineering from top tier instructors with industry experience. Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324 so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.

Where Is This Course Offered?

  • California - Northern
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      SAN JOSE: SJC (5 miles, 14 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      Santa Clara, CA
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

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      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

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      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (18 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 25 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (31 miles, 45 mins by car, 2 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Palo Alto, CA
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

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      OAKLAND: OAK (15 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (25 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Berkeley, CA
  • California - Southern
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BURBANK: BUR (41 miles, 45 mins by car, 3 hr public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (49 miles, 55 mins by car, 5 hr public transit)

      Thousand Oaks, CA
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      iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

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      SAN DIEGO: SAN (14 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      La Jolla, CA
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

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      LOS ANGELES: LAX (13 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hour 10 mins public transit)

      Los Angeles, CA
  • Colorado
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

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      DENVER: DEN (31 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Denver, CO
  • Illinois
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      CHICAGO: MDW (20 miles, 55 mins by car)

      CHICAGO: ORD (23 miles, 50 mins by car, 3 hrs public transit)

      Lisle, IL
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      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

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      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      CHICAGO: ORD (26 miles, 40 mins by car, 2 hrs 10 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (42 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hrs 20 mins public transit)

      Lake Forest, IL
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      CHICAGO: ORD (17 miles, 34 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (25 miles, 47 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Evanston, IL
  • Massachusetts
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      BOSTON: BOS (15 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Waltham, MA
    • MIT

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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      Overnight Camp: Ages 15-18

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      BOSTON: BOS (6 miles, 15 mins by car, 40 mins public transit)

      Cambridge, MA
  • Minnesota
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL: MSP (6 miles, 15 mins by car, 25 mins public transit)

      St. Paul, MN
  • Ohio
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      CINCINNATI: CVG (24 miles, 27 mins by car, 1 hour 38 mins by public transit)

      Cincinnati, OH
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      HOUSTON: IAH (23 miles, 32 mins by car)

      Houston, TX
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (19 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Seattle, WA

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Hours & Tuition

Day Camp

Ages: 7-17

Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri

Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)

Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.

Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week

Overnight Camp

Ages: 10-17

Check-In: Sunday 6pm

Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)

All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.

Meals: All meals included

Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
  • Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
  • Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
  • Final project and software discounts
  • Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
  • Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)

Optional Add-ons

Tech Rocket

Add $179 (annual subscription)

Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!

Ultimate Gaming Weekends

Add $379 per weekend

Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.

Continuing Education Units

Add $99 per week

Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase  accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.

Sample Day

7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.

8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.

1pm: Back to the labs!

2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.

3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!

5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.

5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.

6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.

7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.

10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.

Instruction

Discover what sets our teaching style apart.

8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.

How We Teach | Personalized Instruction

Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.

All-Adult Staff

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.

Friday Family Showcase

On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.

Other Activities

At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.