Put the power of computing and
digital making into your hands.
This Bootcamp is for educators looking to pick up the basics of coding, robotics, and the foundations of physical computing. Vital for many jobs in the future, physical computing is the act of creating interactive systems that can sense and respond to the world around us, allowing humans to communicate through computers. Everything from cars and smartphones to home automation and gaming consoles are tied to coding, robotics, and mechanical engineering.
The robocar uses plug-and-play sensors to avoid obstacles, track a course, and be wirelessly controlled. This kind of system is used in Mars rovers, autonomous cars, and bots built for all kinds of robotics competitions. Conquering this workshop will set you on the path to building bigger and better autonomous vehicles!
Our aim is to help you gain an understanding of the fundamentals of physical computing while providing a hands-on learning experience. And you even get to bring home a custom-built robocar to continue tinkering on. The robocar can be developed further to include more features - your imagination is the limit!
Learn the fundamentals of electronics
Understand how programs work and what code does
Use the micro:bit to code light, sound, and motors
Plug-and-play different sensors
Discover real-world applications that are built on similar concepts
Build and customise robocar commands
Develop logical thinking skills
10 Modules Covered
This is an introductory workshop designed for first timers. No prior experience is required.
2x 7.5 hour sessions
Things To Prepare
Please bring along your own laptop, charger, and mouse.
All other tools, parts, and accessories will be provided on-site.
1x infrared kit
1x Obstacle avoidance sensor