Class 5: Robotics & Arduino: Unleashing Your Inner Inventor

Learning Objectives: ● Gain a foundational understanding of robotics and its applications. ● Explore the capabilities of Arduino boards and programming. ● Develop ... Show more
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Learning Objectives:
● Gain a foundational understanding of robotics and its applications.
● Explore the capabilities of Arduino boards and programming.
● Develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills.
● Build robots with various functionalities using basic and more advanced components.
● Practice collaboration and teamwork through hands-on projects.

Assessment:
● Active participation in class discussions and activities (20%)
● Completion of individual project challenges (30%)
● Collaborative robot design and construction project (30%)
● Presentation of the collaborative project to the class (20%)

Syllabus Outline:
Week 1: Introduction to Robotics
● What are robots? (Types, real-world uses, benefits)
● The history of robots
● Exploring different robot designs (humanoids, industrial, animal-inspired)

Chapter 1: Control Basics (Scratch Programming)
● 1.1: Blinking Light (Introduction to Arduino, LED, and code)
● 1.2: Sound Player (Adding sounds with buzzer)
● 1.3: Motion Detector (Using a PIR sensor)
● 1.4: Light Follower (Introduction to light sensor)
● 1.5: Line Follower (Advanced line following with sensors)
● 1.6: Temperature Monitor (Using a temperature sensor)
● 1.7: Distance Sensor (Adding ultrasonic distance sensing)
● 1.8: Servo Motor Control (Basic servo movement)
● 1.9: Remote Control (Using an IR receiver)
● 1.10: Random Music Player (Combining elements)

Week 2: Building with Simple Components
● Brainstorming robot ideas
● Introduction to basic building materials (cardboard, Lego, recycled materials)
● Design and construction of simple robots with basic functionalities

Week 3: More Advanced Programming (Arduino IDE)
● Introduction to the Arduino IDE and C++ programming basics
● Variables, loops, conditional statements, functions
● Using libraries for sensors and motors

Chapter 2: Movement Mechanisms
● 2.1: Motor Basics (DC motors, gearboxes, speed control)
● 2.2: Two-Wheeled Robot (Building and programming basic movement)
● 2.3: Line Follower with Motors (Combining sensors and motors)
● 2.4: Obstacle Avoider (Using sensors for obstacle detection)
● 2.5: Maze Solver (Advanced line following and decision-making)
● 2.6: Sumo Robot (Robot design for pushing competitions)
● 2.7: Dancing Robot (Combining motors and music)
● 2.8: Balancing Robot (Using a gyroscope for balance)
● 2.9: Robotic Arm (Introduction to servos and arm control)
● 2.10: Remote-Controlled Car (Building a more complex robot)

Week 4: Project Planning and Design
● Defining project goals and functionalities
● Sketching and prototyping designs
● Selecting components and materials
● Budgeting and timeline planning

Week 5: Soldering and Electronics (Optional)
● Introduction to basic soldering techniques (safety first!)
● Building simple circuits with LEDs, resistors, and transistors
● (Optional) Understanding Arduino shields for advanced features

Week 6: Building the Project
● Assembling the robot using chosen materials and components
● Integrating electronics and programming the robot

Week 7: Testing and Debugging
● Identifying and troubleshooting issues in the robot’s functionality
● Making adjustments and improvements

Week 8: Project Presentations
● Showcasing completed robots to the class
● Explaining the design, construction, and programming process
● Demonstrating functionalities and answering questions

Week 9: Challenge Week (Optional)
● Participating in collaborative robot challenges (e.g., racing, obstacle course, teamwork tasks)
● Exploring additional robot applications and future possibilities

Week 10: Reflection and Celebration
● Sharing learnings, successes, and challenges
● Celebrating achievements and encouraging further exploration

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Course details
Duration 10 hours
Lectures 5
Video 9 hours
Quizzes 1
Level Advanced

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Class 5: Robotics & Arduino: Unleashing Your Inner Inventor