CoderDojo Carlton’s Adventure with Robotics will introduce young minds to the amazing world of robots. With four different sessions run over the weekend, everyone will have an opportunity to explore and learn. Kids will have opportunities to explore Arduino, Makey Makey, mBot, and circuitry by bringing a paper robot to life.
Build and Code a Car Robot using Arduino
This workshop is for kids who want to learn more about the Arduino. With the help of the mentors, you will learn how to:
- design and build a toy car out of everyday recycled household items
- wire an Arduino to control servo motors
- create and upload a sketch for the arduino
Teams of 2 will be required to bring their own laptop.
*All workshops run by CoderDojo require participants to adhere to one rule: Be Cool (Be Respectful, Be Inclusive, Be Helpful, Be Patient, Be Kind, Be Positive)!
Lead Instructor/Facilitator: Jay Alexander
Assistants/Mentors: Alicja Cwierz, Tamara Jones, Carole Pillette, David Rodriguez Sanchez
Target Age: 10-16
BYO laptop per team (2 x participants)
Participants will use a range of household recycled items (cardboard, bottle caps, skewers, rubber bands, glue and string) to build their own robotic car. There will be designs available for participants to work from or they can design their own. During this time mentors will download and install the required software on their laptops so they are ready to create their own sketch to be uploaded to the Arduino.
Participants will then learn how to wire the Arduino up to 2 x servo motors which they will then add into their robots.
Participants with the guidance of the mentors will use their own laptop to code a sketch to be uploaded to an Arduino. An example sketch will be provided for the participants to work from. During this time participants will be able to experiment with their sketch.