Adam Kemp

Weekend Robotics: Give Your Arduino the Freedom It Deserves with This Fun Weekend Project!

Date: This event took place live on December 07 2013

Presented by: Adam Kemp

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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With just a few materials and a pair of servos, Arduino can be programmed to drive through mazes, navigate around obstacles and can even be controlled remotely. In this webcast Adam Kemp, author of The Makerspace Workbench will walk you through the steps required to turn your Arduino into a capable robotic platform in very little time. Whether you are just getting started with robotics, or are a seasoned Maker, this webcast has something that is sure to make for a memorable weekend.

During this webcast Adam will be covering topics such as:

  • Controlling servos and DC motors
  • Hacking standard servos for continuous rotation
  • Building a simple, 1 piece robot platform
  • 3D printable robot platforms
  • Basic sensor input
  • Remote control using Google Hangout and your smartphone

About Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp directs the Energy Systems Research Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and is active in the Maker community. His first book, The Makerspace Workbench, is a compilation of years of experience designing and creating both inside and outside the classroom. You can also find Adam on Adafruit Industries blog, "Ask an Educator."