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WonderLab

WonderLab strives to build curious and creative problem solvers, inspired by the wonder of science, who shape a brighter future for themselves and our world. They’ll have a selection of intriguing STEM-related tools, projects, and experiments people of all ages can touch, explore, and engage with.

Summer Camp Robotics

Presented by Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University.

Robotics will become an important part of the 21st century’s life and infrastructure. There is a need to educate the next generation of scientists so they may understand the challenges and opportunities related to robotics. We will present student projects that interact with the environment through sensors and then to act upon that sensory information:

  • WiFi remote controlled robot swarm (students can drive them)
  • WiFi remote controlled balloon swarm (students can interact with them)
  • WiFi controlled robot car developed by STEM students
  • A Raspberry Pi controlled interactive plant

The hardware uses for these projects are based on esp8266 and Raspberry PI3.

Sentient Architecture: Meet a Dendrite (ISE Summer Camp)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrates, the built environment is becoming increasingly more complex and integrated. Understanding how technologies like these affect the people living amongst them is urgent.

We show you how to construct a feathery, illuminated moving sculpture from dendrite, a piece of living architecture consisting of a sensor and several actuators.

Quadrangles Robotics

Robots Large and Small

Watch our experienced drivers maneuver robots to complete tasks—then you give it a try! Our student team members answer your questions about robots and help you learn to drive them.

We’re Quadrangles, high school FIRST Robotics Team 3494 in Bloomington. Each year we compete in district, state, and world robotics tournaments.

Looming Fun

We use various-sized looms to demonstrate how weaving has been done throughout history—and let you try too. Also take home a weaving craft you make.