This course provides an hands-on introduction to the world of robotics. Robots are appearing in all walks of life, from building products in factories, to mowing your lawn.
Start out in this fascinating field by building your own remote controlled robot based on a Raspberry Pi computer. This course does not use a "kit" but builds the robot from component parts and direct programming of controllers.
This course is an ideal introduction for those looking to explore robotics for fun or as a career.
Anatomy of a Robot
We will examine a robot like the one you will build to understand the component parts.
Working with the Raspberry Pi
This small, cheap computer will be the brains of the robot. We will turn it on and play with it.
We will write some Python code to make the computer do things.
Working with controller boards
We will learn how to connect the controller board and use Python code to control motors and various inputs and outputs.
Adding a remote control
Learn how to connect and code a remote control and write more Python code to make the robot respond to user commands.
Building the body
We will take a look at the physical principles, design the robot and assemble it. The robot will be cut from plywood to your design specification.
We will code the robot to respond to commands, including moving forward, backwards, turning, spinning and stopping. Students will be encouraged to use a computational problem solving approach.
Tweaking, testing and optimisation
Make any changes and test the robot.
Compete against other student's robots (and Floella, the house robot!).
Students will pick skills in the following areas:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to
Following this course student can attend our courses to further develop the robot by making it drive itself!
Ideally you should have some basic coding experience, but this is not essential. We will be coding in Python.
London, W5 4DA
9:30am - 4:30pm
Certificate of Attendance
Customised dependent on number of delegates/location
The weekend intro session about robotics was great. I have built my robot from scratch. I liked the approach that I was learning all stages of robot building. I design it, then we cut it from wood, assembled and then programmed in python. Llewellyn was great and helping me to get over challenges. He has a great wood workshop! So building robot how I designed was no problem. The only minus I can tell is that I haven't won the maze competition with my robot :)
Really enjoyed the weekend course on how to build a robot with the pi zero. The trainer is highly knowledgeable and patient helping you but not telling you the answer! He seemed to welcome lateral thinking and is truly multi-talented himself showing you that coding is only part of the challenge - building the robot was just as fun. Very welcoming. Great snacks and drinks too!
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It was a great beginner's course that brought me into the world of programming.
I am already experienced with computer science before I came on this course, however from the start I could see this would be a difficult task. Nevertheless the tuition was amazing and I was able to complete this task when I never thought I would. This although sounding tricky, this course definitely worth going on as you are lead through the process step by step, with explanation the entirety of the way. Would 100% recommend.
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