You will need the analog electronic parts and a breadboard, which you can purchase as an accompanying kit or provide your own.
You will also need the digital electronics kit which again you can purchase as an accompanying kit or provide your own parts. The first lesson is a walk-through of what is in the kit and acts as a parts list for this module.
This series of “Robotics: Learn by building” modules has an end-goal focus on the diverse field of robotics. In this module you will learn the basics of electricity and electronics. Further you will develop your knowledge and skills to include digital electronics and practice your skills on real-life digital components.
In this course we’ll be covering:
What is digital?
Binary & Hexadecimal system and ASCII
Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion
Logic gates and you’ll make your own RAM
Microprocessors & microcontrollers – what are they?
Programming & using PIC microcontrollers to:
-display information on an LCD display
-Read both digital and analog inputs
-PWM control a DC motor and servo motor
-Read keypad matrixes
-control LED displays
-writing to flash memory on board for remote systems
What is Arduino?
-using Arduino for all of the PIC projects above, as well as using full-colour TFT touch screens
Building our mobile robot
Giving our mobile robot a “brain”
Ultrasonics and ultrasonic radar / external sensing
Programmable IR remote
Who this course is for:
You have a desire to learn computer control and electronics, especially geared towards building and controlling robots.
You want to understand the heartbeat of computers and digital systems, and want to build your own digital electronic devices.