Build Your Own Robot – Kit & Workshop for Grown Ups
If you have been watching our CoderDojo kids building their cool robots, and wishing you could have a go….now is your chance!
We are going out on a limb and assuming that it will not take you 9 weeks to build your robot, so we are going to initially schedule 3x 3 hour sessions for grown ups who want to learn a stack of new skills. If that isn’t enough time for you to finish off, then we will add a third session. Of course, you will also be most welcome to come in and use the tools and equipment in the Makerspace to add any finishing touches!
All of the components of your robot are new, and you will get to keep it at the end. Therefore, there are a limited number of components available, so bookings are essential.
What will you learn:
- how to code using Arduino and a C-like language
- how to code with HTML & CSS
- how to 3D print
- how to use an ultrasonic sensor
- how to create electronic circuits
- how to use a hot glue gun
- how to use small hand held power tools
- how to solder
- how to install a switch
- how to install and program LED lights
- how to install and program buttons
- how to design a robot
- how to program your robot to get through a maze
- patience, resilience and communication
What you need to bring:
- your smile and a positive attitude
- your laptop (if you have one, otherwise you can borrow one of ours)
- closed toe shoes
We will supply:
- all of the other materials, equipment and components for this workshop
- access to the Canvas Coworking Makerspace
- mentors to help you learn how to build the robot
- safe storage of your robot during construction, so you don’t accidentally lose anything or forget to bring it in
You will be able to take your robot home once it is complete.
Cost: $150 per robot (discounts apply to Canvas Coworking Members)
There are only 6 places available, so please book your spot asap to avoid disappointment.
Duration: approx 9 hours (however this will vary depending on your experience)
Session Times: Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm, commencing Sunday 17 November for 3 weeks
We recommend this workshop is suitable for:
- adults aged 18 years and over
- who are able to focus for 3 consecutive hours
- have sufficient fine motor skills to safely use scissors unaided
- who are willing to listen, learn and try their best, and try again
So, Do you want to build a robot? (the link is for entertainment only, none of the details apply to our project…credit to MechaMonarchs and Disney)
Book your spot today, places are strictly limited.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: This project is NOT for children. Please do not book a kit for your child here. We offer a heavily discounted kit for kids via our CoderDojo program. Contact us for more details.