Facebook event page
The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab
13 E. Tulane Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202
Workshop instructor: Andrew Frueh
Workshop fee: sliding scale $75 — $125 [NOTE: price is *per kit*, not per person]
Come make an inexpensive, fully autonomous, light sensing, Arduino-based, driving robot! NOTE: This workshop will take place over the course of three 3-hour sessions: November 11, 18, and 25 from 10am to 1pm.
In this hands-on workshop, you will design and build an autonomous robot. We will be using the famous Arduino microcontroller as the brain for our robot, and simple materials like cardboard to construct the frame and wheels. All materials will be provided, but you may want to download the Arduino IDE (the software for development) and bring your laptop so you can program the robot yourself.
By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
— Program an Arduino microcontroller.
— Create an electrical circuit using a breadboard and jumper wires.
— Construct a simple robot frame and wheels.
— Correctly solder a wire to a terminal.
— Debug their system!
Cost for this workshop covers a materials kit that includes the following gear for you to take home:
— An Arduino R3
— A small breadboard
— A motor driver board
— A set of 30 jumper wires
— Three photoresistors
— Two small gear motors
— A small caster wheel
This workshop is most suitable for adults and youth aged 13 and above. Children under the age of 13 are welcome, but it is strongly suggested that they be accompanied by an adult. No previous experience with electronics, microcontrollers, or robotics is assumed.
To learn more about the instructor and to register for the workshop, please visit: thefusefactory.org/events/build-a-light-sensing-robot/