Line-following Robots

This little robot can follow a track all by itself, but the most amazing part is that it's entirely controlled with hardware (integrated circuits and discrete components) -- no software or computers whatsoever! You may have seen a line-following robot before but not one like this.

Start by learning the basics of electronics and circuit building and then quickly move on to more advanced components and techniques. You'll learn everything from DC motors to optical sensors and voltage comparator circuits to transistors. This is Techsplorers, so you know that we're going to teach you exactly how everything works and you'll learn things in this class that you won't see until you take a college engineering course.

Just wait until you see your robot race along the track! It's so awesome to watch it running once you get it tuned correctly. You can even build your own track for testing and modifying your LFR at home.

And this class is just the beginning! Take Arduino LFR and learn how to replace the electronic control board with an Arduino UNO microprocessor and use software to control your robot instead. Although the end goal of both classes are essentially the same, the approach and techniques you will learn are actually VERY different!



Note: The project built during class is sold separately. Students will be given the opportunity to buy their robot at the end of class.

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