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Bob Jones University

Computer <Arduino> Engineering

Learning computer engineering

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Have a great idea for an app? Learn how to create your own! At this EDUcamp you’ll create your own Android app and learn how to program an Arduino microcontroller. You’ll also learn basic circuit wiring and controls. Work at your own pace—the only limit is your imagination!

At EDUcamp you’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

All electronic equipment is provided, but if you have an Android phone or tablet, feel free to bring it. This will allow you to use your own apps you have made after you go home.


  • Program an Arduino microcontroller in the C programming language.
  • Learn circuit theory.
  • Create Android apps to control the Arduino over Bluetooth.
  • Earn a certificate of completion when you meet all required instructor checks.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.

General Information


When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Welcome Center.

There will be an evening service, meal and Computer Engineering session on Sunday evening that you won’t want to miss!

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest that you plan your arrival time before 4 p.m. on Sunday. We offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the GSP International Airport as well as the Greenville Amtrak and Greyhound stations. You can request a shuttle on the online registration form.

Day campers may be dropped off at the Welcome Center Monday–Friday at 8:15 a.m.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule, room assignment (for those staying overnight) and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

After receiving your materials, overnight campers can head to the residence hall to get settled in.

Day campers will have some free time in The Den until camp officially begins!

When to Depart

Day campers may be picked up at 7 p.m. at the Mack Library on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 p.m. on Wednesday after the Bruins Bash event.

The Computer Engineering Camp will end on Friday after a special camp awards program. Family members can meet their campers in the Science Building at 10:50 a.m. for the 11 a.m. program.

If you are making airline reservations, we suggest you make your departure time at least two hours following the end of camp.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Campers should bring a Bible, notebook and pencil for daily Bible challenges and devotional sessions.

Overnight campers should bring bedding (either a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin bed), pillow, flip flops/shower shoes, towels and toiletries.

Phones may be used at any time during the week of camp. A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for the loss of money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Clothing with a low neckline in front or back should not be worn (tank tops are not appropriate). The midriff area should be covered at all times (including when sitting down or bending over). For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in the pool activities, please bring appropriate swimwear.


Meals will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Overnight campers will stay in the residence halls along with the other participants in the camp. Camp counselors will be on each hall.

Day Campers

  • Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.
  • Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.
  • Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

Camp Director

Patrick McGary

Patrick McGary

Dr. Patrick McGary started programming in the 1980s and learned the C programming language at 13. He has written several articles for scientific journals and teaches in the BJU engineering department. He also designs embedded systems for controlling electric motors in his spare time.

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