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 :)
I had no experience of the Raspberry Pi computer and none with robots. I was looking forward to the electronic and mechanical aspects of the course as well as the Python code necessary to control the robot. I was not disappointed. llewelyn is a great teacher. He is highly motivated, enthusiastic and engaging. We went through the principles of the Raspberry Pi, components for building the robot and Playstation controllers. We built the robot in his small but well-appointed workshop and then went on to assemble and connect all the pieces. We then explored and experimented with the Python code needed to remote-control the robot. Finally, we competed against our fellow course participants to guide the robot around an obstacle course - quite a challenge and extremely entertaining. All in all we had a great time learning, constructing and playing in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to start out on robots, Raspberry Pi and Python programming.
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!
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.
I came to this course never thinking I could ever make a robot drive itself by following a line, with great help and tuition I can proudly say I made it work. This course is truly for anyone, it starts for the basics and builds up from there, step by step, so you know exactly what is making the robot run by the end.
This course is perfectly designed so that you are given a look into how key robotic features work. You are able to very easily understand by the end of it what you have made and what the background features are that run the robot. This course is suited for all levels and I would definitely recommend it.