Pre-requisite: Arduino Launchpad
Walking Robots Bootcamp
JustCo at The CentrePoint or Cross St Exchange
Slot 1: Sept 3-4th
Slot 2: Sept 8-9th
10am - 5pm (12 hrs)
For ages 11 & up
Get your hands dirty as you bring a bio-inspired robot to life!
Assemble, wire, test and taste the real and raw experience of building your own complex machine. Study animal movement and translate its mechanics to code to teach your robot to walk.
Get to tinker with Qubo, a hexapod walking robot kit designed by Whyte Labs, during the program!
Learn Through Exploration and Activate Your Curiosity
Because we believe that the best learning happens when students actively engage, get curious and are encouraged to explore. The journey is more important than the outcome.
A 100% Hands-On Experience
Learn from instructors who have been there and done that - Whyte Labs' co-founders and leading robotic researchers, Aditya and Jeremy will guide you through what it takes to program a complex robot and get it walking.
Whyte Labs doesn't spoon-feed solutions. Process over outcome - that is the true and lasting value of learning.
This course isn't just about learning robotics. Lots of valuable lessons to draw from, including witnessing how adults encounter and overcome challenges. Our kids need to grow up being comfortable with making mistakes, failing, picking themselves up and not giving up. 💪
Intro to Biorobotics
by Aditya and Jeremy
Animal anatomy and robot design
Draw inspiration from nature
Build and wire
Assemble your walking robot together from scratch
Cats, Horses, Spiders, Dogs - So many pairs of legs!
Understand the kinematics of walking, running and how different animals balance
Bring Your Robot to Life
Develop walking algorithms and program your robot to walk using Arduino/C++
Push Your Boundaries
Keen to experiment more? Try complex manoeuvres!
*There will be 1-hour lunch break included. Lunch is provided :)
Observe animals and translate nature's design into a bio-inspired robot
Learn about the various electronic components and system architecture that links them together to form an advance robotic system
Hardware is rarely perfect. Learn to troubleshoot and debug wiring and mechanical assemblies
Apply the basics of syntax-based coding in C++/Arduino
Study real animals to understand the physics of walking and balancing
Apply that understanding to program a robot to balance and walk
Go the extra mile - experiment to see how you can get your robot walking (or running) the fastest!
What you'll learn in this 12-hour bootcamp
Alvina Lim (adult student)
Dorothea Chow (Parent)
Keen to go deeper and learn to design your own robots?
Enjoyed the Bootcamp and bubbling with new ideas? Check out our weekly, Advanced Robotics classes, where you can build a solid foundation in DIY Robotics