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2024 Zero Robotics Space Coders Camp

Program Overview

The Zero Robotics Space Coders Camp 2024 is a 4 week Summer Program from June 24th - July 19th

It is an innovative and inspiring program for middle school students that is truly out of this world! The three-week STEM curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites).

Because C0deEX completed the Zero Robotics Space Coders program last year, we have been selected to participate in this summer's competition that will end LIVE on the International Space Station ISS

Zero Robotics Space Coders Camp 2024 is provided through a partnership between the Aerospace Corporation, MIT Space Enabled Lab and the Innovation Learning Center. The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is sponsored by NASA and the ISS National Lab.

Zero Robotics seeks to inspire our next generation of great minds by allowing them unprecedented access to space at the middle school level. By making the benefits and resources of the International Space Station tangible to students, Zero Robotics hopes to cultivate an appreciation of science, technology, engineering and math through healthy, immersive, collaborative competition.

Astrobee !!

The Wait is Finally over. We are moving on from SPHERES to Astrobee. See the Video below to know more about Astrobee. This year Students will get an opportunity to write code for Astrobee and see their code competing against other teams in ISS.

Zero Robotics Challenge

Student participants compete to win a technically challenging game by programming their strategies into the Astrobee. Students’ programs control the satellites' speed, rotation, and direction of travel. The students program their satellites to complete competition objectives, for example navigating obstacles, while conserving resources such as fuel. The programs are autonomous - that is, the students are not able to directly control the satellites while they are running.

Each year’s game is motivated by a problem of interest to NASA and MIT.

Students create, edit, save, and simulate projects online. They use a graphical editor to write code, then simulate their programs immediately and see the results using a simulation. The programming interface and simulation are entirely web-based, so ZR does not require any software downloads or computer configuration. The system even allows teams to compete against themselves so that they can test different strategies before finalizing their competition submissions.

Field Day

Week of July 8th - 12th (TBD) - The field day will be a trip to MIT campus and visiting various departments and venues. This is organized by MIT Zero Robotics Team. The Field will start in the morning around 8:00 AM will go till afternoon 2:00 PM.

Virtual Career Day - Hosted by Aerospace Corporation

July 10th, 2024

An all-competitor Career Day hosted by The Aerospace Corporation is scheduled for July 11th, 2024. The time of this event will be communicated later. Students from both sessions will be attending this event at the same time as planned by Aerospace Corporation.


Sessions will be held in the Physical Class room setting at the C0deEX location at Acton. Lexington and Maynard. You can select the session that suits your student’s time.

Morning Session – 9:00-12:00 PM EDT ( 136 Great Rd, Acton, MA)

Morning Session – 9:00-12:00 PM EDT ( 10 Muzzey Street, Lexington, MA)

Evening Session – 5:00-8:00 PM EDT ( 74-76 Main Street, Maynard, MA)

What are the things we will cover during this 4 week program.

  • Understand the basic math and physics concepts involved in maneuvering the SPHERES satellites, including:
    • Forces
    • Motion
    • Newton's Laws
    • Order of operations
    • Grids and graphing
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Dimensions
    • Vectors
  • Understand the basic elements of the ZR game and programming the Astrobee
  • Understand how the ZR game controls can be used in a computer program to maneuver the Astrobee satellites
  • Be able to complete advanced programming tasks in the ZR IDE using the instructions provided
  • Be able to work in a team to solve problems related to activities and your game strategy and coding
  • Preparing a video representing your team and work


Students will have to create a video presenting their team and work as part of the final submission.

Registration Fee

Early Bird $999 (if registered before May 1st).

Regular - $1099

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