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Summer camp teaches students circuitry, programming

Camden White, left, and Abdul Nusayr watch their robots navigate a maze Friday using sensors the students wired after learning skills in the UHV Arduino Robotics Summer Camp. Camden, 12, and Abdul, 11, are both students at Cade Middle School. Twelve middle school students attended the camp from July 26 to 30 virtually or in person. Students learned basic circuitry skills, including how to perform functions such as running a fan or turning on a color-changing light. They also learned how to use and program sensors added to robotic cars. Students programmed the cars to be Bluetooth compatible as their final task. The camp was funded by a grant from Alcoa Foundation.

Luke Alexander, a 12-year-old student at Our Lady of Victory, follows instructions to put together circuitry on July 27 during the UHV Arduino Robotics Summer Camp.

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