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    • Gerald Ardito

      Weeks 1 and 2: mBot Basics and More mBot Basics

        mBot Basics and More! The mBot folks have put together some really good tutorials to introduce new users to the robot and its programming. You can find them here.   Week 1  For Week 1, please complete these tutorials: Play Music The LED Display Move i...

      Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2018, mbots, intro to robotics, robotics, robotics2018

      • Gerald Ardito

        Robotics Project - Spring 2018

        Welcome! We are going to spend four weeks learning how to program robots and then show off what we know in a competition. For this program, we are using the mBot, an Arduino-based robot which is pretty easy to assemble and program, but which is also capable of doing some very compl...

        Tags: cs4teachers, spring 2018, mbots, intro to robotics, robotics, robotics project, robotics2018

        • Paul Sherman

          Mbot Week 1

          I will start off by saying that I think the mBot is a great robot and tool for students to have in the classroom. I really enjoyed assembling it and I think students would benefit from the hands on activity. While doing the tutorials I liked how the mBot activities started off with the basics and...

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          • Susan Granata

            MBot Week 1 Song Writing contest

            So for week one music, I taught Mbot to play one of my favorite songs sung by Billie Holiday. Challenges: Finding the right keynotes, because C4 and E3 don't transpose easily from piano scores. Also, I found it challenging to place the pauses and waits where needed and for the proscribed t...

            Tags: robotics2018, MbotMusic2018

            • Susan Granata

              MBotWeek1 - Geometry in motion

              So making the square should be easy, right? just make a repeat block, so go forward a bit, turn right, do it 4 times, done! Not so in mBot world. Because the turns of the mbot rely on a number of things such as types of batteries, friction, motor speed, and more, there are many iterations you may...

              Tags: robotics2018, week1geometry

              • Susan Granata

                mBot Figure8 Coding

                And so it is time to teach the robot to do a figure 8! In essence, a figure 8 is just 2 circles going in different directions. At first, I just did the reverse direction - but the robot just twitches and does one circle. Evidently, you have to tell the robot to complete the circle, and then it sh...

                Tags: robotics2018, figure8s

                • Paul Sherman

                  Mbot Week 2

                  I really enjoyed working through the mBot material for week 2. It allowed me to further develop and explore my mBot skills. It gave me more of an understanding of the mBot's capabilities especially using the sensors. The mBot is an amazing coding tool and it is a lot of fun. I am going to adv...

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                  • Dana Paniagua

                    Week 1 Robotics

                    I enjoyed tinkering with the mBot and think it is a great tool for students. I thought the tutorials were clear and geared toward an appropriate beginner’s level, which allowed me to easily understand the basics. I liked the step-by-step tutorials, including the visuals and explanations. I ...

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                    • Paul Sherman

                      mBot Week 3

                      I really had a fun time creating a code for the mBot to dance along to a song of my choice. I think one of the hardest parts was to actually think about what actions the robot should perform and when. Also, since I didn't want the robot to really just do the same thing throughout the entire s...

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                      • Amanda Tsaktsirlis

                        mBot Week 1

                        This weeks adventures were quite comical to say the least. For starters, I couldn't understand why my mBot was failing. My friend Melissa who took this course in the past came over and with some trial and error, we came to the conclusion that I never turned the mBot on, explaining why it was ...

                        Tags: robotics2018