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Gaming: Introduction to Robotics

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Description

You will learn the electrical theory and concepts necessary to construct basic electronic circuits. You will learn programming using the PBASIC language and software. These programs are loaded into a BASIC Stamp microcontroller and control various circuits. After you learn the foundation of electronics and programming, you will build your very own robot using the hardware components that are included with the course. You will also experiment with a variety of robot configurations and write programs to allow the robot to navigate intelligently and autonomously.

Course Topics:

  • Programming
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Robotics

Who should take the course?

There are three primary audiences who would benefit from this course:

  • Beginner programmers who want to learn their first language before taking the Game Institute C++ courses.
  • Programmers who want to learn basic electronics and how to interface programming and electronics together.
  • The robot enthusiast who wants to build and program their first robot.

What are the prerequisites to understanding the course material?

You should be comfortable managing files on the computer, installing programs, and working with computer hardware. A background in high school Algebra, such as understanding basic equations, variables, functions and the ability to solve basic algebraic equations is recommended. Some patience is required when handling small components and parts.

What materials are necessary to complete the course?

You will need a computer to run the BASIC Stamp Editor program. The computer requires a USB port. A plastic storage bin to separate and store small components is recommended but not necessary. A supply of AA batteries (electronic circuit board uses 4 AA batteries), white poster board and black electrical tape (for robot navigation experiments) are required. Small tools such as needle nose pliers will be useful for bending and manipulating wire and component leads.

Outcomes

After you learn the foundation of electronics and programming, you will build your very own robot using the hardware components that are included with the course. You will also experiment with a variety of robot configurations and write programs to allow the robot to navigate intelligently and autonomously.

Assessment

course quick facts
course code PRO1236
cost $325.00
estimated time to
complete course
30 Hours
course materials
available
2 Months