Summer 2018 Computer Science Camps

Summer 2018 Computer Science Camps

Bitcoin Mining Camp

Build a Windows 10 mini computer with a high-end graphics card that mines about $2/day of cryptocurrency

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  • access_time Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm
  • directions_car Free late pickup: 12pm - 1pm
  • directions_car Free early dropoff: 8am - 9am

Bitcoin Mining Camp

Build a Windows 10 mini computer with a high-end graphics card that mines about $2/day of cryptocurrency. There will be competitions to earn extra Bitcoin.

  • $500

    $500 additional to take home mining machine

  • Ages 11 - 18

    Assessment required for campers < 11

  • Mining Ethereum, Zcash, and others

    Will trade for Bitcoin

  • Machine doubles as gaming computer

    Will cost kids $$ if they game on it!

  • Can decide to take computer
    home at camp time

    Price might increase due to high-end graphics card prices increasing

  • Cryptocurrency prices wildly volatile

    No guarantees about money earned from machines

  • Tremendous learning experience

    Not a financial investment

  • Overclock GPUs to earn more money

    Deal with heat, fan curves, and noise

  • Underpower computer to use less electricity

    Work with wattage and how components use electricity

  • History of money

    Fundamental concepts

  • Trading currencies

    How it works

  • Digital wallets

    Where is your Bitcoin stored?

  • Cryptography

    Importance in security and money

  • Decentralization

    Why it matters

  • Blockchain

    Uses beyond cryptocurrencies

  • Latest cryptocurrencies' benefits and limitations

    Cardano/ADA, Ripple/XRP, EOS, Bitcoin Cash

  • access_time Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm
  • directions_car Free late pickup: 12pm - 1pm
  • directions_car Free early dropoff: 8am - 9am

Hermosa Beach

Torrance/PV

La Cañada Flintridge

Tustin (9am-12pm)

Tustin (1-4pm)

Drone Camp

Program a drone and create a controller. After camp, take home the drone and controller.

  • $500

    Includes drone and controller

  • Ages 10 - 18

    Assessment required for campers < 10

  • Arduino-compatible circuit board

    C/C++ to code it

  • Write software

    Autonomously control drone

  • Autonomous challenges

    Win UCoins!

  • access_time Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm
  • directions_car Free late pickup: 12pm - 1pm
  • directions_car Free early dropoff: 8am - 9am

Hermosa Beach

Torrance/PV

La Cañada Flintridge

Tustin (9am-12pm)

Tustin (1-4pm)