RobotC, Robot Do: Programming Lego Robots With A Text Based Language
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|June 30, 2014 - July 11, 2014||2||M-F 12:45-3:35P||Open||John Raiti||10316|
“RobotC, Robot Do” is a summer course meant for high school students interested in learning about programming, but more so about problem solving. RobotC is a text based programming language which is very similar to the C++ programming language, but designed specifically to work with Lego Mindstorms robots. Students will be able to program robots to move, sense, and react to their environment. This course gives real-world applicability to programming by showing how to use it to control robots in a hands-on manner while learning how to be scientific in the planning & testing processes. Even toy robots can do impressive things when powered by motivated people.
Sample activities students will design and program:
A parallel-parking robot
A line-following robot
A dancing robot that can respond to the music being played
Students in this course will learn:
Early expertise in a programming language that is almost identical to programming languages used in industrial and academic realms.
Problem solving skills.
An appreciation and understanding of engineering systems that combine computers and mechanics.
Hands-on experience with feedback and closed-loop control problems.
A feeling of accomplishment engineering a robot to do what they want it to do.
And, of course, fun times with science and engineering.
*Please note: This course has a Supplemental Fee of $250.00.