Our last two Discovery Lab sessions are August 1 and August 8.
The special workshop on August 1 will explore the Cue Robot and its capabilities. These impressive characters can be coded using a Scratch-like interface and come with a variety of attachments for special missions.
Our final night we are looking to tear into a variety of electronics and appliances to see what is inside.
August 8 we cap the summer off by opening things up to look inside. We’ll have old computers, video players,small appliances, and whatever else we can get our hands on to pull apart and poke around inside. We will provide as many tools as we can get our hands on, but if you’d like to bring a few toolswith you (screwdrivers, pliers, …) that would be welcome. Make sure they are well-labelled and easily identifiable.
Thursday July 17 – 6-8PM Clippinger 045
We will be assembling a wheeled robot base that can be used with the Arduino. The base and other supplies will be about $25. You can then use your existing Arduino to provide the brains. If you don’t have an Arduino, you can borrow one to try it out.
I have a couple of $25 kits that include an Arduino and breadboard that could be purchased to flesh out the robot if need be.
*** Brandon will need to know Thursday night if you are looking to attend the workshop so that he can order the parts.
Saturday June 28 – 9AM-12noon
Come build a cute little insect robot from a couple of motors and a tiny Arduino-compatible board. The kit cost will be around $30-$35 and includes everything needed to bring this little creature to ‘life’. In the process you’ll learn a little more about programming Arduinos and controlling motors. You can check it out at the DFRobot site.
We’ll need to figure out how many kits to purchase, so we’ll need people to contact me in advance. We need to know by Thursday June 19 at the absolute latest so I can put the order in Thursday night.