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Bob Jones University

Computer <Arduino> Engineering

Learning computer engineering

Computer <Arduino> Engineering camp is full, but join the waitlist and get notified if a spot opens up.

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Have a great idea for an app? Learn how to create your own! You’ll create an 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!

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.

Activities

  • Build and test electronic circuits.
  • Learn to program an Arduino microcontroller in the C programming language.
  • Learn about circuit theory.
  • Create Android apps to wirelessly control your electronics projects.
  • Earn a certificate of completion when you meet all required instructor checks.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Biblical worldview sessions

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m. Electronics Basics
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Arduino Programming in C
4:30 p.m. Dinner
6 p.m. Worldview

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

Bring an Android phone or tablet if you have one so you can take the apps that you create back home with you. (All items on the general list also apply)

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

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

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camps generally end on Friday at noon. Check your specific camp schedule for times of final presentations, performances or concerts that may take place after noon on Friday.

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.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

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

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire.

Accommodations

Lunch 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.

Camp Director

Dr. Patrick McGary

Dr. Patrick McGary

Patrick McGary has 12 years of teaching engineering at BJU and has also designed embedded electronic systems including C programming and circuit board design. He also has worked in the Electrical building design industry.

Message from the Director:

I believe that since all students are made in the image of God, each one deserves the help needed to succeed in learning the challenging ideas in engineering. Learning, not grades, is the focus. In this camp, he believes that you must not be satisfied with confirming and demonstrating theories, but must go further and harness the technologies to solve problems people face. This will enable you to constructively respond to practical problems in our world from a biblical perspective.