Learn How to Build a Robot!
(Riverside, CA) Are you interested in robotics? On Saturday, August 20, learn how to build a robot, in about 3 hours, no experience necessary. Sponsored by the Riverside Robotics Society, the event will be held from 10 am until 2 pm at the Woodcrest Community Library, 16625 Krameria in Riverside.
Come join us and build an Arduino-based robot from a kit in about 3-hours. We’ve created a special program that is perfect for those interested in learning robotics. Here is the event outline:
- 10-11 am: An introduction to electronics – resistors, diodes, transistors and reading schematics
- 11 am – Noon : A short break followed by building the kit together. Once built, we will test your robot to make sure it is running fine.
- Noon – 1 pm: We will connect your robot to the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). We will then show you how to use the IDE to upload sketches (programs).
If time permits, we will experiment with either a line following or Sumo bot program.
The entire class will be taught by Walter Martinez the designer of the robot kit that will be used in the build a robot program. Walter is on the faculty of Cal State Long Beach where he teaches Electrical Engineering. Walter has his Bachelor and Masters in Computer/Electronics Technology and Curriculum Development which is perfect for teaching STEM-based curriculums.
This program is open to public according to John McCarthy, President of the Robotics Society. “Walter is teaching this 3-4 hour class for free. All you need to do is buy the kit!” he said.
“Buy your kit and bring it to the class along with a laptop (Windows or Apple),” he said. “Walter will then show you how to build the kit together. This is a tremendous opportunity for teachers, DIYers and anyone interested in learning robotics.”
Walter Martinez has taught robotics at many colleges and was a robotics expert for the movie Transformers. The robot kit costs $175 and includes shipping. You can buy your kit here: http://www.RoboticsCity.com/
Soft drinks, water, coffee, hot tea and pizza will be provided at lunch time. Young adults aged 14 and above are welcome to attend with a parent.
For more information about the free class on how to build a robot, contact John McCarthy at (909) 263-0454 or via email at: HelloJohnMcCarthy @ gmail.com