Mars Survival Guide

Summer Camp

For Tera Teens

Entering GRD 7+
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Mars Survival Guide Camp will be two weeks of inspirational and challenging summer camp activities designed to immerse campers in an exciting STEAM experience. It's becoming clear that the future human experience will include daring interplanetary travel, space exploration and settlement. Using our imaginations—and STEAM skills— to blast off to Mars, campers will help solve some of the most exciting problems facing space pioneers.

Build a solar tracker and a mars rover with A.I. camera!

What we will do:

When building a mars rover:

  • Explore rover designs and 3D print the enclosure and wheels
  • Create and app and program a phone into a remote control to communicate with the rover
  • Hook up an ultrasonic sensor to a Raspberry Pi to allow the rover to detect its surroundings
  • Connect the servo and wheels to allow the rover to move
  • Install temperature sensors and display that data in our app
  • Attach a camera to allow a live video stream from the rover
  • Program an AI using Machine Learning to recognize different objects
  • Put the circuit inside the rover enclosure
  • Test the rover on a course and test the accuracy of the AI

When building a solar tracker:

  • Hook up a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) to an Arduino microcontroller
  • Design and edit laser cutter files to understand how the frame is fabricated
  • Put together the frame and install the servo motors
  • Wire the LDR circuit and servo motors, and install the circuit to the base
  • Test and troubleshoot the Solar Tracker

What we will learn:

By building a mars rover:

  • The challenges of getting a rover to work on Mars – Communication, Engineering, Power, Mobility, Damage from the Environment, etc.
  • How different wheel designs can impact power generation, durability, and manoeuvrability.
  • How to edit 3D model designs and how the rover frame design affects the performance of the rover.
  • The foundational concepts in machine learning, along with specifically how image and video object detection work.
  • How accuracy and precision relate to each major machine learning method - supervised vs unsupervised learning, classification, regression.
  • Why we need to consider the dangers of using AI - and how to avoid them.
  • How to create and curate a dataset that can be utilized by machine learning.
  • How to troubleshoot electronic systems and how to bring a project through the last 20% of completion (the hardest part).

By building a solar tracker:

  • We will learn about the history of photovoltaics, its relationship to nature (photosynthesis), and how they play into modern energy systems.
  • How 2-axis systems work and how they are utilized with solar panels to maximize energy input.
  • How to model for laser cutters and different types of wood joints.
  • We will learn about servo motors and how they can be combined to create a 2-axis system.
  • How to troubleshoot electronic systems and how to bring a project through the last 20% of completion (the hardest part).

Schedule:

Daily schedule:

Timetable: 5pm-7:30pm

Week 1: Mars Rover

Day 1: Learn about the challenges of getting a rover to work on Mars – Engineering, Power, Mobility, Damage from the Environment, etc.

Day 2: Explore and choose rover design, making personal edits to the 3D models.

Day 3: Learn about the electronics used to make the rover move and sense the world around them.

Day 4: Put it all together – take the 3D prints and put the electronics inside them.

Day 5: Test, verify, calibrate and improve the Mars rover.

Week 2: Add the AI camera!

Day 1: Learn about the latest machine learning and AI object detection through cameras.

Day 2: Put together a circuit with the camera attached and see how we can add the AI software to the camera.

Day 3: Install the camera circuit to the rover and verify the rover is functional and everything is secure.

Day 4: Collect data for the machine learning model, allowing the rover to detect objects around it.

Day 5: Rover will navigate a maze, using the AI software to either avoid or go towards objects.

Schedule snapshot:

Pricing:

What's included:

  • See schedule above for all included learning modules

Not included:

  • Meals or snacks

Pre-Sale

N/A

Early-Bird

N/A

General

Half Day | 2-Weeks

NT 19,888

Camp dates & payment options:

Dates: Campus locations not showing dates are either sold out, or have no camps available at this time.

Deposits are non-refundable & full tuition must be paid in 21 days or your reservation will be removed.

If you're not seeing any dates for your preferred campus, we may be booked. Please contact us to get on a waiting list.

Dazhi

Daan Park

Hsinchu

Tianmu

Xinye Anhe

Linkou

Chat with admissions:

We're now pre-enrolling new kids for camps. Our admissions team can help you understand the process and get your child enrolled today.

Build a custom camp schedule:

If you would like to create a customized summer camp with the location, theme, and dates of your choice, contact admissions using the pre-enroll chat buttons above. Custom camp bookings will only to those who book before May 1st.

FAQs:

How do I sign up?

First choose a summer camp theme of interest, then choose their grade group. (choose the grade they will enter after summer) Scroll down to the booking section and choose the weeks and location that best fit your schedule, and click the "book now" button. This will take you to a booking page where you can enroll, and pay. If you have questions that aren't answered on the camp pages, you can always use the chat buttons above to contact our admissions team for help.

When does early-bird pricing end?

Early-bird pricing is available until April 30 or until all classes are full. We recommend booking early as possible to ensure availability.

Why is Skyrock doing themes this year instead of focusing on specific subjects?

We want kids to have an unforgettable summer. So we designed totally new, super exciting STEAM experiences that go above and beyond our already amazing courses by adding extra layers of imagination and fun. It's been shown that students provided with narrative-driven learning experiences are more engaged, more enthusiastic, and have more fun. Our summer STEAM theme camps promise to be the most exciting learning experience available.

Which grade group should I choose—current or after summer?

Choose the grade group they will enter after summer.

How many students will be in a class?

During camps, the maximum class size is 8 kids for one teacher.

Are camps in English & Chinese?

Classes are predominantly taught in English. When stated otherwise or specifically requested, class will be taught by a bilingual coach or by an English-speaking coach with a Chinese-speaking teaching assistant.

Are camps for both girls and boys?

Yes, all Skyrock camps and courses are suitable for both boys and girls.

What are camp hours?

The daily schedule for most of our summer camps is from 9:30am - 4:30pm ( Drop off time is 9-9:30am Pick up time is 4:30 - 5:00pm ) Exceptions to this schedule are made for half day Nano Kids camps and custom booked camps. For either of these options use the chat buttons above to discuss with admissions.

What does a typical camp day look like?

Each day of camp students will cover one subject of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math ) To view details such as what kids will do and learn during camp, as well as a weekly schedule of activities, see camp schedule available on every camp page by grade group.

What should kids bring to camp?

We recommend Kids bring a water bottle and snacks if necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes that are ok for wear and tear.

Is there an option available for lunch?

Skyrock can provide lunch for an additional cost of NT$180 per day - the weekly lunch fee should be paid in cash on the first morning of camp. Please speak to a member of the admissions team for more information or to order a healthy lunch option for your child.

What locations will have summer camps?

Summer camps will be available at all Skyrock campuses including: Daan, Tree House, Tianmu, Dazhi, and Hsinchu. To see if a camp will be available at a location near you, visit the camp grade group page, and scroll down to the bookings list.

What time is drop off and collection?

Drop off is between 09:00 and 09:30 and collection is between 16:30 and 17:00. We have added an additional hour of activity to camp which will take place after lunch between 13:00 and 14:00. These activities will be a mixture of fun and education.

What is the minimum / maximum I can sign up for?

Most camps this year are 2-weeks long, which mean you must sign up for at least one two week period. However you can sign up for multiple camps while there is availability. Our summer camps usually sell-out, so signing up early is important. Speak with our admissions team about booking custom scheduled camps.

3-week multi-theme camps are also available for Nano Kids this year as well as a half-day booking option for Nano Kids. You can book these directly using the booking buttons found on each theme grade group pages, or contact our admissions team for help.

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit card, and ATM transfer. If you have any questions on payment please chat with our admissions team using the chat buttons above.