More Robotics: Make your Robot Drive Itself

Any self-respecting robot should be able to navigate its way around with bumping into things! From robot vacuum cleaners to self-driving cars, we are starting to see this technology appear in our everyday lives

In this course, we take the robot we built in Build a Remote Controlled Robot and add the ability to follow a line on the ground and move around the room avoiding obstacles.

This course is an ideal introduction for those looking to explore robotics for fun or as a career.

1 to 2 Aug 2018

2 days, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

at Think Create Learn, Ealing

Full price:

10% discount applied


Course Outline




Use sensors and algorithms to make a robot follow a line on the ground and move around the room avoiding obstacles.


Anatomy of a Self-Driving Robot

We will examine a working self-driving robot like the one you will build to understand the component parts.

Attaching Sensors

We will take an existing robot and attach the infrared and ultrasonic sensors. We will write some Python code to take readings from the sensors.

Responding to the sensors

We will write some code to make the robot respond to sensor readings. Students will be encouraged to use a computational problem solving approach to examine strategies for directing the robot in response to the sensor readings.

Tweaking and testing

Make any changes and test the robot.

Competition time!

Compete against other student's robots (and the house robot!).


Full price individual: £144 (reduced from £160)

Concession individual: £108 (reduced from £120)

Concession pricing is available to anyone in full time education.

Skills you should have before you attend

If you attended the Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot course then bring your robot with you. Otherwise a suitable robot will be supplied.

What courses can I do before ?

To prepare for this course you can attend the following courses:

Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot

Skills you will pick up in the course

Key skill categories

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to


01 Aug 2018 to 02 Aug 2018

(2 days, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM) at Think Create Learn, Ealing


This course can be customised and delivered at a mutually-convenient time and place for groups


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