antBot Background

After the 2019 season the Army Ants began development of the antBot, a customized robot that was can be used for various outreach events. The antBot was conceived when the team came up with the idea to build an advanced outreach robots based on the features of the Codey Rocky and mBot. After lots of prototyping, testing, and redesigning, the antBot was ready for it's first camp. During the summer of 2023 the Army Ants hosted their first camp with the antBot. Along with it being their first camp with the antBot, it was also their first overnight camp.

Overnight antBot Camp

This camp allows students to learn and experience even more STEM related activities than they have before in an Army Ants camp. During the 3-day, 2-night camp, students will learn how to assemble their antBot, learn all of the necessary programming skills to use their antBot, CAD (Computer Aided Design) custom accessories and 3d print them to put on their robot. Along with that, they will have the option to sandblast and powder coat their robot making it whatever color they would like (assuming the Army Ants have that color!) Finally, on the last day a challenge/game will be introduced to the students and they will have to program their robot to complete the various tasks on the field. All tasks will be within their programming knowledge that was taught during the camp.

Our First Overnight antBot Camp!


antBot Curriculum