DIY Robotics: Make your own Robot
FAB LAB partners with UCSD Extension K-12 College Exploration.
Do you think it is possible to make a robot from your own vacuum cleaner? This class will show you how!
DIY Robotics is a course for students to learn how to design, build, and modify electronic circuits starting from the ground up. Topics include learning about the basics, transistors, and op-amps. We will begin with looking into the inside of obsolete electronics by opening them up and identifying their parts. Students will then reverse engineer the existing circuits to make their own modified version of the project.
Over the sessions of the course, students will learn about the theories and concepts of electricity and electronics, as well as the fundamentals of microprocessors. At the end of the course, students will have created your own mechanical, electrical, and kinetic sculpture, widget or invention and learned about designing, engineering and electronics in the process!