Build a remote controlled robot powered by a BBC Microbit.
Anatomy of a Robot
We will examine a robot like the one you will build to understand the component parts.
Working with the Micro:bit
This small, cheap microcontroller will be the brains of the robot. We plug it in and see how it works, creating a simple program in Python to control some lights.
Selecting the Components
We will look at the mechanics and design the robot body. The students will select from a range of body shapes and sizes, motor speeds and wheel sizes.
Assembling the Robot
We will assemble the robots, adding a motor controller board and wiring the components together.
We will program our robots to move forwards, backwards, left and right.
We will learn how to program another Micro:bit to work as a remote control using the radio function.
Tweaking, testing and optimisation
Make any changes and test the robot. Students working at a faster pace can add additional robot actions and enhancements.
Pit your remote driving skills against other students and their robots in the obstacle course!
If time permits students can add LEDs and bumper switches to their robot to extend its capabilities or add a gamepad to improve the remote control capabilities. Students can also customise the design of the robot.
09 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019
(2 days, Weekend 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM) at Think Create Learn, EalingBook
This course can be customised and delivered at a mutually-convenient time and place for groupsRequest
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