Robotics

This is a simple introduction to the world of robotics. It is more than a robotic arm or a driverless car but encompasses sensors, motors and displays. I have used the generic name robotics mainly because I can’t think of a better one. So we will covering different kinds of sensors (and there are a lot), a few different types of displays and motors. There is some overlap with the Internet of Things module as they are basically the same.

This module uses the Arduino Uno as the main board. It is inexpensive and designed specifically to used in teaching coding. So that is what we will use and will lay the foundation for all that is covered in this unit. All the items used are easily and readily available. Let your imagination run wild with what you can achieve, create or invent. There really is no limit and wealth of resources that are freely accessible to help you along the way.

Projects

Using an Arduino with a variable resistor (pot) connected to an OLED display. As you turn the pot the value is displayed on the OLED.