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STEM: Robotics Using Microbit - Beginner Class - Hands on! Build a Real Robot!

Learn TRUE basic Robotics while building your own robot!
David Salch
3154 total reviews for this teacher
167 reviews for this class
Completed by 1041 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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In just 5 week, learn the basic of robotics through true programming and understanding of the hardware to software marriage that is robotics. We will learn the three pillars of robotics:

1. Perceive the environment
2. Decide what to do based on that perception
3. Act on that decision in the real world
I have been involved in computer science and robotics for 5 decades, having hand built my first robot as a teenager back in the day where parts had to be manually hard wired from scratch. In my career I have touched on many hardware / software disciplines and have several patents to my name in this field. This gives me a unique view on hardware and software as two parts of a whole end product. 
In addition to the technical skills I have spent decades explaining difficult computer science concepts to non-technical crowds including investors, administrators, salesmen, etc.  This provided a solid basis for teaching these skills in an age appropriate manner. 
My computer science classes bring these two (technical abilities and teaching experience) together into a fun, exciting hands on experience that is age appropriate. 
I have worked with this particular Yahboom robot for about 4 years now, and successfully taught basic robotics and some fairly advanced concepts) with this robot to hundreds of students. 
Each week there will be projects that can be finished and/or expanded in between live classes. This allows for self-exploration and enrichment to the degree desired. 
Each student will need a computer with a normal full sized USB port available to use. MATERIALS REQUIRED are the specific Yahboom brand robot body kit and Microbit microcontroller. It is a requirement for everyone in class to use the exact same robot body and controller for consistency.The cost is about $90, and this robot kit is good for all of my robotic classes. For convenience and sure in time shipping, we have partnered with an educational supply company to provide the proper materials for class with only one purchase. We highly recommend using this link to purchase all supplies for the class on one kit with fast shipping. This is the link to the complete class package including robot and microcontroller:
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


David Salch
Lives in the United States
Build the foundation - understanding the practical side of life
3154 total reviews
2123 completed classes

About Me

Learning facts and skills is definitely important, but an often missed but critical piece of education is understanding the foundation. Without a proper understanding of the underlying principles of "how something works," the collection of facts... 
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