Robot Rovers

50 min.

Intermediate

Ages 7-13

What Will You Learn?

During this live coding session, Elby is on a mission to find the earring that Kelsey has lost in the space behind her wall. To complete this mission, Elby must first learn how to drive a rover, or robotic vehicle. He’s never driven before, so he can use a little help from our live coders to get those rotation servos spinning. CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding rotation motors and learn how to code multiple outputs at once.

These 50 minute live virtual sessions will be held DAILY August 2-6 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT and on August 2 and 3 also at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT.

Please note: Projects below are in addition to the live coding session and will require additional time.

What's Next?

After attending the Virtual Session, you can use what you learned to complete additional projects! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. Or download the presentation as a PDF for printing.

PROJECT 1: Make a Rover

Meet the Rover, a simple and silly robot built with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit that can be easily customized to perform different tasks. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 30 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 2: Design a Robot Rover

Decorate your rover to become a robot parade float. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 60 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 3: Program a Sensor

Use a distance sensor to create a rover that avoids obstacles. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 30 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

Robot Rovers

Robot Rovers

50 min.

Intermediate

Ages 7-13

What Will You Learn?

During this live coding session, Elby is on a mission to find the earring that Kelsey has lost in the space behind her wall. To complete this mission, Elby must first learn how to drive a rover, or robotic vehicle. He’s never driven before, so he can use a little help from our live coders to get those rotation servos spinning. CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding rotation motors and learn how to code multiple outputs at once.

These 50 minute live virtual sessions will be held DAILY August 2-6 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT and on August 2 and 3 also at 2 pm ET / 11 am PT.

Please note: Projects below are in addition to the live coding session and will require additional time.

What's Next?

After attending the Virtual Session, you can use what you learned to complete additional projects! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. Or download the presentation as a PDF for printing.

PROJECT 1: Make a Rover

Meet the Rover, a simple and silly robot built with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit that can be easily customized to perform different tasks. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 30 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 2: Design a Robot Rover

Decorate your rover to become a robot parade float. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 60 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 3: Program a Sensor

Use a distance sensor to create a rover that avoids obstacles. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. TIME: 30 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.