Remote control robot programming

A great little workshop.This is what it looks like in practice.

Remote controls are easy to obtain and to use. The receivers are very cheap and have 3 pins – I use this type from Farnell

receiver

My robots use the Pololu motor shield

pololu

I like this because it is easy to put on an Arduino and it has a good enough current for the motors.

As far as the code goes  – it’s a simple case of reading the remote signal and getting the Arduino to react to it.

In other words – IF statements. The code the children use just works on understanding how to read the code and respond to it.

 

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