Droid Racing Challenge, workshops, AGM The Droid Racing Challenge is just over a month away now, on the 29th of June from 10am – 3pm around the Kidney Lawn at QUT Gardens Point. All spectators are welcome. Self-driving vehicles from eight different university teams will be competing in races around a specially designed race course. … More News for May
Workshops for semester 1 2016 start this Friday 11th of March at 4pm, and will continue every Friday after that. This week’s workshop will be in S517, but check here or the facebook group before each workshop because the location is likely to change week to week.
This workshop will introduce the new executive team, recap what’s been done and how we want to move ahead. It will be important because we’ll be discussing the sumo bots project and potential for drop-in sessions on the usual Thursday evenings and maybe one other timeslot if there’s enough interest. There will also be mention … More Workshop 6: Recap and Projects
See the Resources page to see a whole lot of brand new workshop resources, including the presentation slides, example code, datasheets and required software links from last nights microcontroller programming workshop. Some photos from this workshop have been added too!
Thursday 2nd of April at 17:00–19:00, GP-S519 A C workshop! Programming is a very important part of robotics, and now we’re going to show you the basics of it. The class will focus on basic microcontroller skills like manipulating registers and using interrupts. We’ll just blink some LED’s and push some buttons, but the idea … More Workshop 5: C Programming
Thursday March 26 at 17:00 – 19:00 GP – G216 This week we will be introducing fundamental concepts in mechanical design as they apply to robotics, and the use of CAD programs for modelling.
March 19, 5pm, GP-S902 For the past two weeks, we’ve been focusing on creating circuits on a breadboard, and then designing it as a PCB circuit. Now we’re going to solder it (noticing a trend?). Please note that due to WHS requirements, it is of utmost importance to wear enclosed shoes.
12 March at 17:00 in GP-S1129 Last week we made a simple 555 timer circuit on a breadboard. This week, we’re extrapolating on that by designing a similar circuit as a circuit board.
5 March at 17:00–19:00 in GP-S902 Kicking the semester off with a workshop on circuits, feat. breadboards and 555 timers. Hope to see you there! PSA! Because we are in a lab, please do wear closed-toe shoes. Just a little WHS stuff :)