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Grunge Bots: A Robot Making Workshop


Sun 7 May 2017, 9:30am–4:30pm

Where: Whangarei Boys' High School, Kent Street, Regent, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Registration: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kevin194

This is a full day event where everyone gets to build and program a mobile robot from scratch. You will come out of the day with your own slightly crazy fully programmable mobile Grunge Bot.

The Grunge Bots components are assembled free-form with hot glue, duct tape, cable ties, rubber bands and lots of creativity onto whatever interesting body is handy. The robot brains (Arduino) are first programmed just to drag it around, initially without any sensors. You then go on to add touch/bump sensors before ultrasonic sensors complete the project.

A range of other sensors will be available for participants with pre-existing skills. The newly create robotic life forms are taken home at the end of the day.

Goal: Going from having no idea what you're doing, to making and programming your own mobile robot.

There are no glam, shiny, simplified robots on offer; you will build Grunge Bots!. Creative messy fast robotic life forms.

Target age: 11 - 18 years but younger ok with parental support. Adult participants very welcome.
Cost includes the robot kit.

This event is part of the 2017 National TechWeek series.

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