Tutorials

 

New to robotics? Come along to our weekly tutorials throughout the first semester to learn all the skills that you will need. Throughout the tutorials, we will be teaching you the best coding and design processes that we use throughout our process. We will use these to guide you through the process of making a simple remote-controlled robot. 


New members do not need to take part in tutorials if they already have the prior knowledge. The weekly session runs as normal in parallel to the tutorials, allowing those comfortable with their abilities to work on competition entries and/or projects.


Tutorials will begin on Tuesday 8th October, at our first weekly meeting. You will not need a membership for the first couple of tutorials. 

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Tutorial Documents

All of the documents that you will need will be posted on the tutorial section of our GitHub. This includes written explanations, cheat sheets, any presentations that we give and any code scripts that we will be using.

Tutorial Schedule

08/10/19

Arduino for beginners

6:30 pm - 8:30 Pm

Boldrewood Design Studio

Event Details

08/10/19

Arduino for beginners

Our first tutorial will focus on integrating an Arduino with a simple servo, motor and an ultrasonic sensor. We will be showing you how to connect these components and code the Arduino to drive them. We will have test robots for you to try your code on.

6:30 pm - 8:30 Pm

Boldrewood Design Studio

15/10/19

Building your first robot

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boldrewood Design Studio

Event Details

15/10/19

Building your first robot

Using what you have learnt the previous week, you will build a simple driving robot in groups. Then, using a Bluetooth module, you will add the capability to control the robot from your phones.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boldrewood Design Studio

Software Downloads

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Arduino IDE

When starting on the Arduino's, we will be using the Arduino developed IDE to write our code. We will also be using the in-built compiler to put the code onto the Arduino and the serial communication interface to be able to read debugging messages. 


Use the button to go to the Arduino website. Only the IDE needs to be downloaded. Follow the links and instructions to install the software.