This course provides a great introduction to the world of robotics and electrical engineering. Throughout the week, students will use a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering, learn how to design, assemble and program a robot, using an Arduino microcontroller. Students will move from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to building the robot and exploring each sensor and actuator’s capabilities by programming with Arduino to perform automated tasks. The week finishes with a selection of two final challenges: a maze navigation course and a balloon pop battle!
IMPORTANT: This course is Part 1 of the DMA "Robotics & Engineering Academy"
Extend your learning across this two-course Academy and develop a deeper understanding and skill in this career pathway by taking the Part 2 course "Build and Program a Laptop with Python."
This course is a Digital Media Academy | Pro course and requires specific hardware/software requirements. Please click here to view and download requirements.
Students will be able to…
- Program in Arduino
- Explain signal processing
- Build electronic circuits
- Troubleshoot errors and solve logical problems
Students will create...
- A robot that performs tasks autonomously
- Designs for robot improvement and test courses
- Unique code that they understand
- An Arduino programmable robot
Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Computer Programmer, Hardware programmer, Software Developer, Inventor