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    iD Coding & Engineering Academy | Ages 13-18

Electrical Engineering & Coding Lab

Teen Summer Engineering Course

iD Coding & Engineering Academy
13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Adv
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8 students per instructor
Arduino Programming Language, Particle Build IDE, SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon

Course Description

Ever wonder if you left the lights on or forgot to lock the door? With The Internet of Things, you don't have to worry. It connects everyday objects to the internet allowing you to control them from miles away with a message or a tweet. Equipped with the SparkFun Photon RedBoard, a Wi-Fi development kit, you'll learn how to build and code custom circuits that can be controlled with a mobile device. Take home your development kit equipped with LEDs and sensors, so the learning and fun can continue well after the summer.

Note: To use the Particle app, your mobile device must be officially supported and updated to the latest software version.

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What Will Students Take Home?

Students in these electrical engineering classes will take home their project files and a Custom Photon Wi-Fi Development Kit.

What Will Students Learn?

Students Will Learn to:

  • Read circuit schematics
  • Program in the Particle Build IDE
  • Connect with an iOS or Android device
  • Use input and output devices, such as sensors and speakers
  • Connect to the IoT (Internet of Things) through Wi-Fi

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Electrical Programming
  • Wi-Fi Microcontroller
  • Internet of Things
  • Schematic Design
  • Sensors & Motors

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

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

Session Outline

Week One: You'll get started by exploring the Particle Build IDE, learning the functionality and purpose of the wide variety of components and accessories, then jump into coding your first program. Once you are familiar with the basics, you'll gear up quickly and learn digital inputs, reading digital outputs, and pulse-width modulation, as well as reading analog sensors and using variable resistors. Along the way, you'll create mini-projects to see your Photon in action.

Week Two: Dive deeper into the Internet of Things! You'll start building more complex circuits and try new sensors. Connect them to your Facebook or Instagram account so your Photon can notify you when there is a new post. Use real-world hardware, like toggle switches and arcade buttons, to innovate new products.

Skill Level | Is This Engineering Camp for Your Student?

This engineering course is for ages 13-18 (Min Age: Must turn 13 by 12-31-16).This course will not require or utilize soldering of components. Our ever-evolving curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate 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 their project goals.

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 Engineering Camp Offered?

  • California - Northern
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      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)

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Hours & Tuition

Overnight Program

Ages: 13-18
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $3,799 (per 2-week session)
Meals: Included

Day-Only Program Held at NYU

Ages: 13-18
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thu, 4pm Fri (varies by site)
Tuition: From $2,899 (per 2-week session)
Meals: Lunch for the 2-week session can be purchased for an additional $120

Please note: Prices are in US Dollars. All taxes included. In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year. Additionally, a minimum deposit of US $500 is required at the time of registration. Academy sessions are two weeks in length and are all-inclusive of meals, housing, instruction, and supervision. For beginner to advanced students, we provide immersive, pre-college courses in app development, robotics engineering & coding, game modding, and more. Programs are held at top academic institutions and availability varies by location. Students attending iD Coding & Engineering Academy held at MIT must be in high school. NYU offers day programs only—no overnight or weekend stays.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
  • Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
  • Final portfolio and software discounts
  • Custom Academy t-shirt, H2O bottle
  • Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)

Optional Add-ons

Weekend Stays

Add $379 per weekend

We invite you to stay the weekend BETWEEN the two weeks—most students elect to stay. Room, board, activities, excursions, meals, and supervision are included over the weekend. You’re also welcome to stay the weekend AFTER your 2-week program. Please note: Program availability varies by location—please check your site of choice for specific course offerings.

Continuing Education Units

Add $198 per 2-week session

Gain a competitive edge for college—Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova University are available for purchase upon registration.

Tech Rocket (Online Learning)

Add $179 (annual subscription)

Build your STEM skills year-round with our online subscription service. Learn from tech tutorials, compete in gaming tournaments, and stay connected through community forums. Tech Rocket is the perfect add-on to iD Coding & Engineering Academy.

The Academy Experience

University Immersion

Teens experience independent college life in a supervised environment. This pre-college program is overnight-only, so teens stay in real college dorms, eat in dining halls and get a feel for daily life on campus. Choose the recommended Weekend Stays option to have even more time to explore campus and local attractions.

Software Repository System Utilization

iD Coding & Engineering Academy students will use professional, industry-standard tools while at the Academy, including software repositories. These cutting edge technologies allow aspiring programmers to collaborate, share projects, and work in real-world coding environments. Students will not only learn to revise code and push it to the repository while in session, but also have full download access to retrieve their projects after their session. Establishing a repository sets our participants apart from their peers on college and internship applications.

Accredited Continuing Education Units

Build up your resume for college by earning Continuing Education Units. Receive an official transcript from Villanova University (available for purchase at all Academy locations). CEU Credits demonstrate that students have completed course content of college-level difficulty.

Industry Insights

Get a feel for future career options and meet industry professionals. Depending on session location and availability, students tour big-name studios like Turbine, Google, and more.


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, 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.

Two-week, Intensive Courses | High-level Curriculum

Our 2-week courses at the Academy provide you with the right amount of time to get comfortable in your field of study and put your knowledge to use with hands-on projects. You'll have ample time to work on your online portfolio, enjoy excursions and tours of nearby facilities, relax with late-night gaming tournaments, and explore campus (Weekend Stays optional).

Other Activities

You can expect roughly 6-7 hours a day of class instruction, with plenty of time for campus excursions, socializing, outdoor activities, video game tournaments, and more. Parents want peace-of-mind and student supervision—teens want a taste of independence. We work hard to provide the right balance. We hope to make your experience valuable and memorable.

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, engineering, app development, film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

Friday Launch Party for Families

On the last day of the two-week program during the Launch Party, 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 two weeks at the Academy.