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Robotic Creatures Camp August 11-15 2014 at MakerKids


Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

Robotic Creatures Camp August 11-15 2014 at MakerKids

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ticket (Ages 8-18)
Register for this ticket if you need to use a computer here at our makerspace.
Ended CA$500.00 CA$30.60
General Admission Ticket (Ages 8-18) - Bring Your Own Laptop Ended CA$500.00 CA$30.60
Before care 8 AM - 9 AM (entire week) Ended CA$50.00 CA$3.60
After care 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (entire week) Ended CA$125.00 CA$8.11
Before care 8 - 9 AM + after care 3:30-6:00 PM (entire week) Ended CA$175.00 CA$11.11
Monday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Tuesday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Wednesday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Thursday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Friday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60

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Event Details

Know a young girl or boy who would love to create a robot?

At this camp, you will make a character come to life! Design the face and make the parts move to give your creature personality. Wiggle those eyebrows and cross those eyes. Use a sound module to give your creature a voice, and wire up its mouth to move in sync. Build a robot claw to grab things and pick them up!

The robots will be controlled through Arduino microcontroller boards. You'll learn to program as you define your creature's actions.

What kind of robot do you want to make?


The camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until 3:30 PM every day. Kids ages 8-18 are welcome. Older kids are encouraged to sign up, too, we typically have a range of kids from 8 to 15 or older. The cost is $500.

On the afternoon of the last day, family and friends are invited to come and see the creations from 2:30 - 3:30 PM! We'll have a race or a battle, or a show and tell, and all are welcome.

The registration fee includes all materials required for the program. You will get to take what you build home! If you sign up for less than the full week, then your project's material budget will be scaled accordingly; Your project will still be awesome though!

Past Projects


What have other kids learnt at our past programs? 

 “At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.”

What skill level is this program appropriate for?

No previous experience is required-just a desire to make things! Our instructors will show you how to use any tools safely, and teach you anything else you might want to know. If your child already experience with using similar tools or materials - that's great too!

What age range is this program appropriate for?

Ages 8-18. 

What is your instructor to student ratio?
How many 3D printers do you have?

Do you have any safety measures in place?
Yes, we have safety procedures and training for the kids on how to use the tools safely. Our instructors are also well trained and we usually have a ratio of 1 instructor per 5 kids.  Our woodworking shop has a lock on it and kids can use it safely when adults are around to supervise. Kids also wear safety goggles when using certain tools or materials. Any sharp tools are kept well out of reach unless someone needs to use them for a particular project with adult supervision. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. 

What is your philosophy towards making?

Our philosophy is to encourage creativity and empower kids with their own ideas for projects. We encourage all kids to participate in our programs and we don't push towards certain activities based on gender or stereotype - it's up to the child what they want to explore and learn about! We also like to encourage children in making their own decisions and to learn by doing, while we act as mentors instead of doing things for them.

Do I have to purchase a ticket in advance? 


I'm a parent staying with my child. Do I need to purchase a ticket for myself?
No. You only need to purchase a ticket for each child. (eg. 2 children+parent=2 tickets)

Does my child need to bring a lunch or snacks?


Do I need to stay with my child during the event? 



Do I need to bring a laptop?


No, if you register for “General Admission”, this means you get to use a computer here!



Is there an outdoor component?  


Yes, the kids will get to play and eat lunch outdoors at a local park such as beautiful High Park.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We are located at 2241 Dundas St W, about a 5 walk from Dundas West TTC subway station. The 504 King Street car also stops nearby. If you are driving, there is parking across the street at Loblaws.

Do you have other programs?

We have other programs for kids, teens and adults:

Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

You can email us at

Have questions about Robotic Creatures Camp August 11-15 2014 at MakerKids? Contact MakerKids

When & Where

Maker Kids
2241 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6R 1X5

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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MakerKids is a makerspace for kids in Toronto that provides creative programs that empower children to learn new hands-on skills and make projects using electronics, 3D printing, robotics, woodworking, sewing, crafting, Minecraft, programming, and more.

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults and birthday parties for kids and for adults. We are also availble for consulting, executive training and external workshops.

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