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Offline inscoverTopic starter

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What are some cool beginner projects?
« on: April 21, 2013, 03:24:05 PM »
What are some exciting beginner electronic/robotic projects? I am teaching robotics to lesser fortunate kids and inspiring them to pursue a field in science and technology www.inscover.org . Have any ideas?

Offline MikeK

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Re: What are some cool beginner projects?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 06:08:57 PM »
I'm not sure how "beginner" you mean, but what about a simple IR sensor with a black/white encoder wheel to determine speed (or the number of rotations)?

You can generate encoder wheels here: http://www.bushytails.net/~randyg/encoder/encoderwheel.html

I attached the settings for a simple wheel.
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Re: What are some cool beginner projects?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 06:13:09 PM »
For an actual robot, you could make a robot that:

* avoids light
* is attracted to light
* simple line follower

 


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