CityCAMP WeDo 2019-03-05T13:54:24+00:00

Project Description


CityCAMP WeDo is our longest-running and most successful course. It was designed so that keen young engineers of the future can learn about new technologies and robots that could improve life in a modern city. To see the solutions in action, children build and program robots of our design.

Access to 12 comprehensive robotics exercises designed to inspire and teach. Materials for every exercise include:

  • extensive introduction illustrated with graphics and animations,
  • detailed instructions for building LEGO robot,
  • step-by-step programming guide,
  • educational mini games and other extras,
  • printable lesson plan for the teacher – a great source of ideas and assistance.

Access to RoboCAMP teacher handbooks.

  • Compatible LEGO set:
    LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580; LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300;
  • Compatible software:
    LEGO WeDo 1.0; LEGO WeDo 2.0; Scratch 2.0;
  • Computer with Internet connection.

Course available in monthly and annual subscriptions.



crane CityCAMP WeDo


Thanks to a strong rope, the harbor crane model can carry even enormously heavy LEGO cargos. Its base includes a turntable, the element which allows the crane to revolve around its own axis. The robot model includes a tilt sensor, which enables controlling the boom and the hook to lift or lower the cargo. During this exercise, it is worth to talk with children about various types of cranes, their construction and application.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

biplane CityCAMP WeDo


The biplane robot is composed of two parts: the base powering the biplane, and the plane itself. Both parts are connected via an accelerating gear transmission, which turns the rotor in accordance with the readout from the attached distance sensor. During the class, we discuss milestones in aviation history and pioneering flying machines.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

helicopter CityCAMP WeDo


This helicopter model has one motor, which powers both the main and the tail rotors. It is made possible by using a long transmission shaft relaying the drive force to the machine’s tail and two transmission gears. The robot has a tilt sensor, which detects the helicopter’s current position. This exercise is a perfect time to discuss with children how these heavy machines are able to fly, and where helicopters prove to be indispensable.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

pump CityCAMP WeDo


The pump model resembles the equipment used to extract petroleum from under the ground – the so-called pumpjack. It relies on a piston to convert the motor’s rotational motion into linear motion. In order to control the motor’s rotation speed, the construction uses a distance sensor. While playing with this robot, children come across a chance to hear about the history of fossil fuel extraction techniques and methods for its utilization. In the lesson, we discuss other energy sources as well, including the increasingly popular clean energy.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

manipulator CityCAMP WeDo


Manipulator is a robot that resembles modern devices often used in various laboratories. Equipped with a gripper, it can be used to move items or specimen from one table to another. The tilt sensor is used to control the machine. The worm gear installed inside the model slows down its movement, but also makes it very precise. This exercise can be a great opportunity to discuss different technological solutions applied in scientifically advanced laboratories and industry, or to present various ways of using manipulators.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

forklift CityCAMP WeDo


The robot resembles a forklift truck used for lifting heavy loads in various warehouses. The tilt sensor is affixed on top of the vehicle and is used to lift and lower the cargo. The model is equipped with four wheels, which make the whole construction stable and mobile at the same time, able to carry packages just like the real forklifts do. The lesson is also a chance to discuss with children how forklifts work in reality, what are their varieties, and what exactly is the short-distance transport.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

railway CityCAMP WeDo


This construction consists of a wagon, which is pulled up the track, and a machine unit, which provides the driving force. The mine wagon is connected to a line wound on a drum winch. Controlling the mine train is possible via a special control stick equipped with a tilt sensor. Tilting the stick raises or lowers the mine wagon. During the class we discuss different mines and the natural resources people obtain from within.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

windmill CityCAMP WeDo


The windmill model is composed of a tall tower with rotor and spinning blades installed on top. The motion sensor affixed behind the rotor can count revolutions of the blades. The motor is placed on a stable base and its power is transmitted through a long shaft. This exercise is an excellent opportunity to talk about numerous renewable and non-renewable energy sources, as well as methods of saving the energy.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

lift CityCAMP WeDo


The robot shown in this exercise presents how a real lift operates. The motor placed on top of the construction propels the winch, which winds or unwinds the rope, thus making the elevator with a passenger inside move. During the construction process, we talk about development of cities in the context of modern skyscrapers and their functioning.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

bathyscaphe CityCAMP WeDo


This construction is a bathyscaphe model – a free-diving, self-propelled, deep-sea submersible used for underwater exploration. The ship propeller’s rotation speed depends on the distance readout, which is measured by a sensor hidden in the lower part of the robot. The robot is equipped with claws for collecting interesting samples from the sea bottom. The exercise provides a great opportunity to talk about different life forms living in the oceans, about the way fish and mammals have accustomed themselves to the environment they live in, or about the history of the deep-sea exploration.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

crane CityCAMP WeDo


The airplane model is equipped with a tilt sensor, incorporated into the control stick. By means of the stick, the pilot can control the machine and steer it accordingly. The motor has two roles to play: it propels the rotor and tilts the plane during the turning maneuver. Building the airplane robot creates a possibility to talk about flying machines, the technological solutions that allowed them to soar into the sky, and the instruments which make it possible to control them.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.

fire truck CityCAMP WeDo


This model of a fire engine is mobile and equipped with an extendable ladder. Raising the ladder is possible thanks to the rack gear and the vehicle wheels are turning because of the gear transmission. A tilt sensor placed on the ladder can be used in creating some interesting programs. During this exercise, we talk about fire hazards, firefighting methods, the important role of firefighters and the equipment they use.

Exercise designed for LEGO WeDo 1.0 #9580 and LEGO WeDo 2.0 #45300 sets.