New to Mercersburg Summer Programs for 2023, Robotics Camp will introduce students to the basics of programming, circuitry, and robotics using the Arduino platform. In addition to learning the fundamentals of electronics, circuit design, electrical components, and programming, students will utilize real-life problem-solving skills to create solutions to design challenges.
Each student will have their own Arduino kit to work on as they learn firsthand the skills needed to understand and create circuits while programming them to complete tasks. The camp is set up for every student to be on their own educational journey at the speed necessary for them to learn and be successful. At the conclusion of the camp, students will be able to take their kit with them and continue learning from online lessons and tutorials.
Meet the Director
Andy Brown joined Mercersburg Academy in 2019 as a faculty member. In addition to robotics, Andy has taught Maker’s Lab, Application Design, Open Topic, and Foundations of Technology. He enjoys challenging students to improve their problem-solving skills while learning the technical aspects of robotics.
Before coming to Mercersburg, Andy taught, created, and led technology education courses and programs at various schools that covered such topics as engineering, aviation, wood manufacturing, metal manufacturing, graphic design, architectural drawing, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and robotics.
Andy received a bachelor’s degree in technology education from Millersville University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Hood College in Frederick, MD. In addition to serving as a faculty member, he is Mercersburg’s head football coach and the Class of 2026 grade dean. Andy and his wife, Nicole (who works as a library assistant at Mercersburg), have two sons.