BASIC Stamp Boe-Bot Educators Course

BASIC Stamp Educators Course 2: Robotics with the Boe-Bot

This course uses the Boe-Bot kit to introduce programming, electronics and robotics.  Course activities are drawn from "Robotics with the Boe-Bot" and the Boe-Bot robot kit.  The text was written for high school students; discussion will include strategies for adapting the material to different subjects and age levels. 

 

Activities

  • Build a low-battery indicator circuit
  • Program the Boe-Bot for basic navigation maneuvers
  • Construct touch-sensor switches for sensor navigation
  • Use infrared lights and sensors for robot follow-the-leader
  • Open session - experiment with additional sensors

 

STEM topics

  • Programming & computing: writing programs, displaying messages, remembering values, computation with math operators, making decisions based on sensor values
  • Electricity & Electronics: building circuits, voltage, resistance, current, signal generation and montioring
  • Physics: infrared light, frequency and sound

 

Prerequisites & Equipment

  • Basic computer skills required include installing software, connecting peripherals to a USB port, navigating between windows, and using a mouse. No programming or electronics experience is absolutely required, but some is definitely helpful.
  • Bring your own Windows laptop computer, or a Mac running VMFusion; download and install the BASIC Stamp Editor software. Boe-Bot Robot hardware to use during the course will be supplied.
     

Scheduling & Registration

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