Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott,
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Do you have what it takes to spend 2 weeks hacking at technology at Embry Riddle in Prescott, AZ? Learn from award winning faculty and instructors, how to create mobile apps, develop cutting edge games, design and build robots, and more. Work together in teams to learn design, development and content integration for software like games and apps. The camp is completely residential and tuition includes camp fees, room and board, access to all the software and hardware and exciting site visits.
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Game designLearn various aspects of video game creation: game design fundamentals and mechanics, game play strategies, and more.
RoboticsLearn about the engineering process and design flow while working to build and program robots.
AnimationLearn how to use modeling and animation tools to create and render a 3 dimensional scenes.
App creationLearn the latest in mobile app programming for the Android platform and create apps and games.
Ashish Amresh, Ph.D.
Ashish Amresh, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and is leading the Computer Gaming curriculum initiatives at Arizona State University, where he founded the Computer Gaming Certificate and the Camp Game summer program. In the past he worked for Ronin Entertainment as Graphics Software Engineer known for Star Wars: Force Commander and Bruce Lee Quest of the Dragon. He is the author of Unreal Game Development, a popular book used for teaching game development skills for high school students. He has given numerous talks on using games in the class room for enhancing math and science learning. He is currently researching on how to improve learning of math word problems using games.
Ryan Meuth, Ph.D.
Ryan Meuth earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with an emphasis on Computational Intelligence in 2009 from Missouri University of Science & Technology. From 2009 – 2013 he taught Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Advancing Technology, and now teaches Introduction to Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering courses at Arizona State University.
Ajay Bansal, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer Ajay Bansal joined Arizona State University in Spring 2011. Prior to joining ASU, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the industry for 4 years as a Software Engineer at SIEMENS India, Metallect Corp., and Tyler Technologies in Plano, TX. His primary research focuses on semantics and implementation of declarative programming languages, specifically in the areas of Logic Programming and Answer Set Programming. He is also interested in Data Mining, specifically Opinion Mining and Classification algorithms. He has also been working in the area of Web service description, discovery & composition and was involved in the design and development of a Web service description language called USDL (Universal Service-Semantics Description Language).
Arnaud Ehgner is a 3D modeling and animation expert and teaches several courses in the graphic information technology program. He is race car enthusiast and an accomplished magician and teaches animation in Maya at the camp
Following lunch, students did some wood cutting at the design workshop run by Dr. Gaffar and following dinner had some fun at the gym playing dodge-ball. Day 1 is now officially in the books!!!
After some awesome lunch we continued to finish our projects and participated in the second round of the design workshop by Dr. Gaffar. The dinner was moved to 7.00 PM to have more time at the gym!
Check out some of the Featured Flappy bird implementations by
After some deliberation we had to make the tough choice of who the winner of this hack-a-thon would be ..drum roll ....
And the winner is ......
We finished our design workshop with Dr. Gaffar and topped it of with social gaming evening playing Artemis battles. They were given a semi functional lab with defunct computers and had to work together to identify the problems and get the computers fully functional before they could set up the Game! As the saying goes you got to earn your right to have Fun!!
After some Italian food for lunch Dr. Penny Dolin had us all mesmerized with digital photography and strobe light studio workshop. After a visual tour at ASU's Decision Theater we had dinner at ASU's Tempe campus and finished our day with Bowling, Pool and Ping Pong. Its turning out to be an exciting week!!!
After lunch we started our robotics course with Dr. Ryan Meuth. Checkout the pictures for some of the early work done with the Lego Mindstorm kits using MatLab software.
Check out the pictures for all the Fun!
Our robotics program is moving rapidly, check out the images to see some of the Robot battles in the playground. During class the teams (3 students in each) have been creating simple solutions. Check out these cool projects:
After Lunch We finished Robot Wars and and the winning Team was Curry Mobile (Rohil H., Kevin D. and Paul G.). The next task was to create autonomous robots and have them move on a race track. Check out the pictures!
Check out these hacks by some of the teams:
We continued our race track robot in the afternoon session followed by some cool maze navigation algorithm.
Be prepared as you arrive tomorrow for the showcase and remember to RSVP for the event!
Our youngest camper Michael B. has already published his game on the Android app store. If you are interested, you can download his game from here
After a hearty lunch at the dining hall, the students are in crunch mode, getting every little thing into their games and robots for showcase! See you all tomorrow!
-You are the only man left in your squad! Try to make your way home, take out the evil regiment and blow up their planets in this space themed side scrolling survival shooter.
-Roll, Hop, Run your way through this wacky side scrolling "Platformer" while you chase down the evil professor and his host of maladjusted offspring to retrieve the stolen parts of your body.
-Play as a merchant and his camel trying to make their way across the desert
-You are summoned by Caligula and informed that you are required to participate in a coliseum tournament 7 days from now. Your decisions will seal your fate in this text based adventure set in roman times.
-Fly a ball through a maze of treacherous missiles in this side scrolling bird flight game.
-A space themed top down shooter . No story, No frills, just kill stuff.
-Memory Game where you click on cards to reveal them and try to find a match.
-A maze navigation game
-Play as a toaster shooting the internet meme "NyanCat" to destroy all the memes!
-Keep the ball up in this game of quick reactions and endurance
-Try to take out the enemy before both of you fall through the quicksand in this high scoring platform shooter!
-Stay alive as long as you can in this fast paced platformer
I would like to thank our excellent faculty, TA's, Staff for making these last two weeks fly by with ease. We all hope that this camp has given every student the needed boost to take their dreams to the next level. We also hope to see many of you join the Polytechnic campus in the future.