Online Free Course
- Course Duration: Free
- Category: Technology
- Students: 2064
- Certificate: No
- Location: 205 – 12057, 82 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W5V6
- Language: English
- Lesson: 5
- Viewers: 153008
- Prerequisites: No
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Course Capacity: 50
- Start Course: 05/01/2019
Learn Robotics with our time traveling character Dr. Victor Drone! Step by step he will you lead through the basic ideas behind programming and robotics the using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot as an example.
The future is not here yet, but it soon will be! The Third Industrial Revolution, or the Digital Revolution, has been developing new technology to replace analog electronic and mechanical devices. All this digital hardware requires software to make it run and to it gives maximum flexibility. But who will create all this software? As traditional work is replaced by machines and robots, the job market will change too. Be ready to get on this rocket ship of a ride with our introductory course.
The course provides instructional videos over 5 episodes that will gently lead you through the world of robotics, demonstrating basic ideas like loops, sensors, and algorithms. Later in the course, we cover concepts like program flow and decision switches, as well as some of the ethical concerns about robots and their development.
Although it would be great if you have a Lego Mindstorms EV3 to hand, this course can still be completed without any robot at all, or with any other robot kit of your choice. The course is designed to be accessed by any device that can access the internet.
After each introductory video, the course material gives clear lesson plans and learning objectives that can be followed by anyone, as a teaching tool or in their own time.
Once you finish the course you will have a good grasp of the basic concepts and tools you will need to understand robotics and the basics of programming. All participants will also receive a certificate of completion at the end.
Have fun and learning!