Date: June 12 – 16, 2017
Location: James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI), Room A8 – Robotics Lab
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Participants: Incoming 8th & 9th Grade Students
Limited Class: 16 Students
Cost: $175 per person (Pay Pal through JRTI site (jamesrumsey.com), cash, credit card taken at school)
Transportation: Parental Responsibility
Lunch: Student Packs Lunch
Course Description: Students will be immersed in a 5-day workshop that is designed to introduce the
student to a snapshot of the complete two-year program that is covered at JRTI. Students will spend time
understanding shop safety, 3 D modeling, 3 – D printing, engineering journaling, robot design and build, virtual
programming, and robotic programming. The class culminates with an actual competition that is modeled after
the VEX competition that the “RobotX” class and the after school Vex program are involved in on a yearly basis.
Parents will be invited to the competition on Friday, June 16th. The time for the competition will be announced
on Monday at the end of class and confirmed on Wednesday June 14th.
Each day students will be led by the instructor Chuck McClain, along with current and former students. Your
student will have an opportunity to design, print and keep a small 3-D model, and obtain a current educational
version of Autodesk (*to install at home). They will receive JRTI email accounts and gain access to all Google
educational apps. Additionally, students should come with k12 accounts that should have been given to all
students through their home schools**. At the competition, students will complete for awards. Award recipients
will be invited to participate with the high school team at VEX, which includes after school builds and completive
events throughout the year.
A complete syllabus and schedule for the 5 day event will be found online along with an application at
tricountyrobotic.org in the very near future. In the event we have more than 16 students interested in the
program, there will be a short assessment that covers math, locating information and an informal interview with
the instructor. Lunch will be provided by the participant. On competition day, lunch will be provided. A minimum
of 10 students will be needed to make the BOOT CAMP happen.
*minimum requirements will be included with instructions on loading educational version
**k12 accounts should be obtained through your schools technical technologist before school breaks, if your
student is home schooled please contact your local school for this information.