Over the past few weeks we have dipped our toes into the ocean of possibilities for using Arduinos to explore electronics and create interactive devices. It has been fun and challenging. This week, we will begin our main project for the semester: building a robot that follows light. Last week we learned how to use Light Dependent Resistors to make sound with a Piezo. That was pretty fun, although a lot of you didn't seem to appreciate the dulcet tones of our little noisemakers.
This week, we will be using the same technology to build our robot's eyes. Actually, they aren't so much eyes as a way to sense where the light is at in the room. Next week we will build our robot's wheels, which will allow the robot to move toward the light. The week after that we will put it all together into a fancy package and the last week we will spend troubleshooting and testing out our new friends. If you are a bit ahead, you can even add some components to make your bot personalised. I would love to see some turn signals added for when the robot hangs a right or a left.
Some of you will not be able to attend the week of the 24th. If that is the case, we will be adding an extra hour to our code club on the 17th of March.
See you all tomorrow!
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a coding and robotics program dedicated to creating a an environment where we can explore, learn and create. With Digital Literacy a new focus for the future, we want to augment digital literacy skills by offering space, technology, and facilitators. We hope to equip the next generations of Queenslanders with STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) skills to find their own place in an increasingly digital world.