Space Grant Robotics Workshop 2020


In the past, Colorado Space Grant has offered workshops at the CU Boulder office at the beginning of the year for students to be familiar with Arduino, electronics, and other robotics related material. Due to classic Colorado weather and an inconvenient commute for some teams, we're going online!

We're currently beta-testing a set of videos students put together last year:

Video 1: https://youtu.be/Ssanf7VAUvc  Intro to Arduino

Video 2: https://youtu.be/qscNvT-FE0I  Intro to Soldering (Assumes you are starting with a un-soldered motor shield, and uses that as the soldering lesson.)

 Video 3: https://youtu.be/fc4lx15KVuA  Blinking LEDs

Video 4: https://youtu.be/n_gxVzZhrko  Integrating a Sensor: Potentiometer

Video 5: https://youtu.be/aAemd_TZMsY IR Sensor & Compass

Video 6: https://youtu.be/zTMp1wQwq9o  More Robotics Programming

the videos assume that you have the following materials: 1) The "COSGC basic robot" from SparkFun. Ask your faculty advisor if they already have an available basic robot before you order! Here's a link to the materials list at SparkFun: http://sfe.io/w27631

You must have the Arduino IDE installed on your PC or Mac. Instructions for Loading Arduino on your computer.

To follow along with the online videos, download this zip package that contains the slides plus Arduino code used in the workshop: Download the Zip Package