Arduino Based Robotics

Meets: Self-paced online course

Location: Online - Self Pace

$0.00
Cost: $0.00
Tuition: $0.00

This self-paced course has an open registration so you may enroll at any time that is convenient for you.

This non-credit online course introduces an Arduino-based robotic platform as a method for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers, and is also appropriate for youth leaders, coaches or parents who are interested in integrating robotics and programming into their courses.

Through self-paced, instructor-led tutorials, you'll learn about:

  • Arduino computer system
  • robot construction, locomotion and autonomy
  • sensors
  • common robot challenges

The course uses the Parallax BOE-Bot Robot platform based on the Arduino Uno computer. Programming of the Arduino is supported on both PC and Macs.

The course offers five hours of video-based instruction from MSU Professor Brock LaMeres along with a series of hands-on activities building and programming the robotic platform. The course is viewable on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Fee:   $0.00

The above fee is an online user charge. Registrants also pay a Master Gardener course fee, determined by and payable to your Montana county or reservation Extension office.

Online - Self Pace

This class will use our non-credit Brightspace interface.
Required Materials
Robotics Shield Kit with Arduino Robotic Shield Kit with Arduino
QTI Line Follower AppKit for the small robot QTI Line Follower AppKit

It is assumed that you have already been exposed to the basics of programming. These include:

  • Standard I/O

  • Data Types

  • Math Operations

  • Decisions & Loops

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