195g Elm Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

3 weeks
April 6th, 13th and 20th
Class fee: $200
Materials fee: $70

Want to make art pieces that are interactive? Ready to take your kinetic works to the next level? Or just want to learn the basics of robotics?

Using the Arduino microcontroller, you will learn the parts of a robot, and how to put a moving and interactive creation together. We will identify the input options, power, programming and actuators of your creation. You'll learn the anatomy of a program, and how to get it to your robot. We will progress to the use of a breadboard and soldering to expand the capabilities of our machine. We'll also cover a brief review of basic mechanical movements. The class will culminate in an open lab where you can get help in creating your own design.

This class assumes no prior knowledge of robotics or programming. However, you should know how to use a computer. And if you have a windows or mac laptop, bring it to the class so you won't need to wait for one of our shared computers.

You'll be able to keep your robot, and reuse your microcontroller for future projects. You'll also find out where to buy parts, and what the other options are on the market for "robot parts".

Official Website: http://www.willoughbybaltic.com

Added by Mgarniss on March 5, 2008

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