Bark Bark Meow Meow! Design a Robotic Pet


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4th - 7th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021


10:00am - 4:00pm EDT


25 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

It can be hard to get your cat, dog, fish, or guinea pig to do what you want it to do — unless it’s robotic and you’ve designed it, built it, and programmed it yourself!

In this camp, young designers will imagine the perfect pet, build it using robotics kits and household material, and program it to do what they want it to do! Talking dog? No problem! Cat that lets you know how it’s feeling? You can do that!

We’ll build pets using robotics kits, servo motors, and audio players in this camp. We’ll also learn or improve our drag-and-drop programming skills as we “train” our pets to do what we want them to do. And, because not everything works perfectly the first time, we’ll practice resilience and iterative design as we refine our pet bots over the course of the week.

If you’ve already participated in a robotics camp at MODA this summer, no worries! We’ll be using sensors and motors that we didn’t use in other camps, so you can improve the skills you already have or add some new ones

Campers will:
Learn basic robotics skills
Learn or improve drag and drop coding skills
Learn how to turn an idea into into an object
Learn how design, engineering, and coding are used together to create a robot
Practice giving feedback to other campers and receiving it themselves
Practice the engineering skills necessary to build their pet bot

Required Materials:
Registrants are required to purchase a robotics kit ($100) at registration to be shipped to camper's home
Basic art supplies like scissors, colored paper, markers, glue (for cardboard), crayons, pencils, notepad, and paint
A computer or tablet with a reliable internet connection in order to connect to camp each day

MODA Members Please Note: before registration, please contact Thomas Hayes at in order to receive your discount code!

Camp discounts apply only to MODA Friend & Family Level Memberships or above, beginning at $10/month or $140/year and above. Membership lengths will be extended to offer members a full year of entry to the museum.

For more information about memberships or to join, visit our membership web page or contact

Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps.

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

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4.7 out of 5

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Grant W.

Jul 31, 2021


Structured activities and the videos.


I feel the instructor did not have a great handle on motivating or redirecting boys in this age group. There was more independent work time and less structured tasks. Also it seemed that the skill level should have been narrowed down to reduce the gap. Students who were more experienced were left waiting around for students who were struggling a large part of the day.

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About Museum of Design (MODA)

MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, is the only design museum in the southeastern United States.

Our camps and educational programs teach young designers, ages 8-18, to think creatively while using STEM tools, and to innovate as they take on real-world challenges.

Our camps have been celebrated by Fast Company and other publications!