7 Top Trends for Tech Camps in 2018

7 Top Trends for Tech Camps in 2018 | HTR

If you are the owner or coordinator of a student-focused technology camp, here are seven new offerings that will be in high demand this summer, especially for children and teens between eight and eighteen years of age.

Below is an overview of each program, including the computer rental products needed to allow this learner experience to succeed.

Top Trends in Tech Camps

Augmented Reality

Using UI scripting, campers will create an augmented scene with 3D assets that can be exported to their smartphone.

Ages:             All
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       Unity, Vuforia, Augment
Hardware:     Gaming laptop rentals, smartphones

Virtual Reality

Campers will create a custom, immersive 3D environment where they can view their development on a VR headset.

Ages:              All
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       Unity, Android Studio, ARKit
Hardware:     Gaming laptop rentals, Virtual Reality rentals, smartphones

Machine Learning

The objective is for each person to create their own machine learning program using neural nets and special algorithms to recognize faces, play games or find complex patterns.

Ages:             12-17
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  Strong understanding of algebra
Software:       Python, TensorFlow, C#, Java, Swift
Hardware:      Gaming PC rentals, Monitors

Drone

Each camper will write software to program a drone, create a controller and take both home after the camp experience ends.

Ages:             10-18
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       C, C#
Hardware:      Desktop computers, Monitors, Drones, Controller pieces

Bitcoin Mining

The student will learn to mine cryptocurrency. There will be a Bitcoin competition to earn extra currency.

Ages:             11-18
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       Python, TensorFlow, C#, Java, Swift
Hardware:      Gaming PC rentals, Monitors

Web Animation

Using CSS, each camper will create complex animations. Every student will create their own website.

Ages:             8-18
Level:             Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       HTML, CSS
Hardware:      Desktop computers, Monitors

eSports

This fun and interesting camp will help users learn more about the eSports industry.

Ages:             8-18
Level:             Beginner to Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software:       Dota 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2, Puyo Puyo Tetris
Hardware:      Gaming PC rentals, Gaming laptop rentals, VR headsets

One Final Thought

Because many of these apps are smartphone intensive, consider making available a cell phone charging kiosk rental for campers to charge their devices during breaks and lunchtime.  Or use them to survey parents when they pick up their campers.

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Let us supply you with the right technology rentals for your camp! To learn more about our products, call us today at 888-520-5667 or contact us online. We have state-of-the-art VR, AR, eSport and gaming systems and service most of the United States!