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Do you want to learn how to make your own robots? Come explore the amazing hands on, interactive field of robotics engineering! In this course, we will introduce the basics of circuit design in order to help your students become a robotics engineer. Robotic engineering is becoming very prevalent in today’s world because engineers are constantly creating robots to do things that not only make life easier for humans, but also perform actions that are impossible for humans to do. We will be utilizing some of the basics of electrical engineering, and discussing how the basics translate up to current, state of the art research that is going on in universities across the country. Robots also need intelligence in order to do something useful for humans, and we will be programming our robots in an IDE environment by using a microcontroller. Finally, we will demonstrate how robots can take their sensory information and respond to it by performing programmable actions in our 3D world. We will be covering the very basics of electrical engineering, circuit design, and hardware debugging in this course, but some prior knowledge of using an IDE environment will be expected. Imagination and creativity are the keys to being great engineers, and we hope that this course provides a strong foundation to build upon in the future!
Explore in depth a few different classes of electrical components and circuits that are required for robotic sensing.
Explore how robots can see, hear, and respond to touch, by using basic breadboarding to build circuits. Just like with humans senses, robots need to be able to sense their environments in order to interact with it.
Design robots that can performing a sequence of motion, make chirping noises, and/or light up with different colors!
Explore and expand your world by learning how you can program a robot to collect and utilize sensors and data.
Program an Arduino board using a simplified version of C+, connecting and controlling components and and programming using the Arduino IDE.