More Robotics: Make your Robot Drive Itself

Think Create Learn
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More Robotics: Make your Robot Drive Itself:

In this course, we take the robot we built in Introduction to Robotics and add sensors to give it 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.


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 your existing robot and attach infrared and ultrasonics 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 Floella, the house robot!).

Skills and Outcomes

Students will pick skills in the following areas:

  • Python programming
  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Problem solving
  • Algorithms

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

  • Explain the mechanisms involved in using ultrasonic sensors for robot navigation.
  • Analyse computational problems using modelling techniques.
  • Breakdown complex computational problems into manageable tasks.
  • Design and implement algorithms to control robotic behaviours.

What Next?

Following this course students are encouraged to develop their own ideas. Group support sessions and one-to-one tuition are available to assist.

Additional entry requirements

Ideally, you should attend the ~Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot~ course and bring your robot with you.

Course info
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London, W5 4DA


2 days


Full time


Certificate of Attendance


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

£160 ( 10% off )

per course


Customised dependent on number of delegates/location

More info: Full-price £144 (reduced from £160), Concession (students in full-time education): £108 (reduced from £120).

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Great first weekend with robot
5 5
by Jozef - November 2017

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 :)

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Original and fun
5 5
by Charlie - October 2017

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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