Robotic Arm Tank
I worked with middle-school students in India and taught them how to assemble, wire, and code a tank with a robotic arm from a kit. During the assembly process, we discussed gears, assembly tools, design considerations, and how kit parts were manufactured. Even though the robot could be controlled using a cellphone via Bluetooth, we also played with manually coding instructions for the robot. First, they used a graphical programming language. Then, we looked at the corresponding Arduino code and talked about the basics of object-oriented programming.
- Date: September 2017