£255 – £340

Introduction to Robotics: Half Term Week (ages 15+ and adults)

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The robots are coming! And they're here to stay. Robots are appearing in all walks of life, from building products in factories, to mowing your lawn.

Start out in this fascinating field by building your own remote controlled robot. This course does not use a "kit" but builds the robot from component parts and direct programming of controllers.

The course runs on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm for 4 weeks starting 8th October.


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Python Programming Essentials
A quick overview of the programming concepts we will need for the course.

Anatomy of a Robot
We will examine a robot like the one you will build to understand the component parts.

Working with the Raspberry Pi
This small, cheap computer will be the brains of the robot. We will turn it on and play with it.

Working with controller boards
We will learn how to connect the controller board and use Python code to control motors and various inputs and outputs.

Adding a remote control
Learn how to connect and code a remote control and write more Python code to make the robot respond to user commands.

Building the body
We will take a look at the physical principles, design the robot and assemble it. The robot will be cut from plywood to your design specification.

Coding
We will code the robot to respond to commands, including moving forward, backwards, turning, spinning and stopping. Students will be encouraged to use a computational problem solving approach.

Line following
Attach a line-following sensor and develop some code and algorithms to guide the robot along the line.

Obstacle avoidance
Attach an ultrasonics sensor and develop some code and algorithms to help the robot navigate around the room without human intervention!

Tweaking, testing and optimisation
Make any changes and test the robot.

Competition time!
Compete against other student's robots (and Floella, the house robot!).

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