Using a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering, learn how to design, assemble and program a robot using your own Arduino microcontroller, included in the Sparkfun RedBot kit. With RedBot, an electrical engineering prototyping platform, you’ll learn about electronics and how circuits function. Plus, you will rapidly create and deploy your ideas as you bring your robotic creations to life!
This course teaches kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots, and immerses students in the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. They’ll experiment with different types of circuits while learning how robots interpret inputs from sensors and commands from their human operators.
Students will use controllers to operate lights, motors and LEDs, and then test your engineering skills in a series of competitive challenges with your classmates using the robot you’ve designed.
Showcase your robots at the end of the week and take home your Arduino kit to tinker with!