CAROBOT Workshops in the Summer of 2019

CAROBOT Workshops in the Summer of 2019

Over the course of the summer, we had the opportunity to hold numerous workshops in libraries all over Markham. Along with the summer camp counselors, we taught lessons for the youth attending the summer programs at the library.

For the majority of the classes, we taught them about Arduino and the SwissCHEESE for the entire day. The campers learned how to use CarduBlock to program their Arduino boards, as well as how to attach and use the peripheral hardware supplied to them. By using components like LEDs, buttons, motors, and infrared sensors, as well as physical building parts, they were able to accomplish a number of tasks provided to them, culminating in the construction of a line following robot that could navigate through a pre-made course.

However, for some of the classes, the workshop was split into two half-day parts instead, with the classes switching positions halfway through the day. The first one was a condensed version of the Arduino workshop, which also culminated in the construction of a line follower. However, the other class was taught how to use the Raspberry Pi instead. Here, they learned about wiring and electronics, attaching components to breadboards to make a variety of interesting contraptions, like night lights and a security system.

It was a pleasure bringing robotics to all of these youth across Markham, and we hope that all who took part in these workshops had a great time. We’re looking forward to holding more of these in the future.

AMEX Workshop 2019

AMEX Workshop 2019

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with American Express for a special workshop. Under the direction of CAROBOT, the students learned how to use components like buttons, sensors, and motors, as well as how to have their rover make decisions. This culminated in a task where the students applied their knowledge to create a rover capable of following a preset course.

The class was full of energy, and the kids had a great time learning how to use the rovers. Thank you AMEX for giving us this opportunity to introduce robotics to all of these young people!