MiniBot Class Reminder

A reminder about an upcoming class!

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Today, we want to remind everyone about an upcoming class called Enhancing SparkFun's ProtoSnap MiniBot. This class takes place on May 13, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This class is also a sneak-peek at the ProtoSnap MiniBot, a product that has been in development for a while now and is not yet available outside of the class. Michael Margolis, author of the Arduino Cookbook, will be in attendance serving as a guest instructor!

In this class, you'll explore concepts like navigation, obstacle detection, handling sensor data, and more. Specifically, you'll cover:

  • How to design a project to make it easy to enhance and modify.
  • Using Arduino and a motor controller to bring the robot to life.
  • Adding remote control – using an IR sensor diode and Keychain IR sender.
  • Enabling simple autonomous movement – using a distance sensor (IR) to detect objects directly ahead.
  • Enabling the robot to look around – mounting the distance sensor on a servo and using the distance to objects to determine robot movement.
  • Giving the robot eyes in the back of its head – using an Ultrasonic distance sensor to prevent the robot from backing into an object.
  • Enabling the robot to see the ground – using simple IR sensors for line or edge detection.
  • Soldering and mounting components to the robot

This is a class we are really excited about and think it serves as a great introduction to the world of robotics. There are still spots available, so sign up today!

Comments 8 comments

  • Member #123727 / about 11 years ago / 3

    sure would be nice if yall recorded the classes or something and sold them as a kit for those of us not in the area.

  • ThorntonDan / about 11 years ago / 3

    Can't wait, my son and I are attending this class. Although I would suggest in the future avoiding classes on Mother's day.

  • Member #282133 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Anychance this material can be posted on the ? Or making it available to more participants outside Colorado?

    • Sleepwalker3 / about 11 years ago / 1

      They are working on it - perhaps not this particular class, but in general, they gone over that many many times

  • Member #321501 / about 11 years ago / 1

    hey! is the class available online too??want to attend it from india

  • boj / about 11 years ago / 1

    Wish I could be there- homework and the fact that I don't live near Colorado.

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