CR201 is a hands-on program that introduces students to basic real-world robotics and programming. Students will learn on the computer while using text-based programming. They will learn basic electronics, mechanical design concepts, and robotic theories while using real world electronics and mechanical parts. Through a series of challenges of increasing difficulty, children will build logical thinking and problem solving skills while using the Arduino interface. Previous programming experience is not necessary.
By the end of this class, students will:
- Gain a more in-depth understanding of electricity, current, voltage, and resistance
- Learn how to use the Arduino IDE to write their own code, and manually program components such as if/else statements, loops, variables, functions, etc.
- Use hardware like buttons, lights, buzzers, and servo/DC motors to accomplish a task
- Learn more about the serial monitor and ultrasonic sensors
- Learn how to effectively use conditional statements