Over 9,800 enrolled! Open doors to careers and hobbies and have fun while learning digital electronics!
What you'll learn:
- Design and construct digital electronic circuits, use microcontrollers to control real world items like robots you build!
- You will be able to program microcontrollers like the PIC and Arduino.
Building on the knowledge you gained in the Analog Electronics module opens even more doors to diverse careers and hobbies. Think about how many industries / businesses / hobbies that involve computers or computer control. Even automobiles are chock full of digital electronics now.All of this involvesdigital electronics, and you want in on it today.In this module 2course, you will build digital electronic circuits, use and program microcontrollers like the PIC and Arduino, and connect to the real world with them. You'll need a good understanding of basic electronics (i.e., you've completedthe Robotics:Learn by building,module I),some basic math skills, a computer,and that's it!
With over 9,800 students enrolled and more than 300 five star ratings, students aged 8 to 60+ have enjoyed the course and its projects.
No prior knowledge of digitalelectronics or programmingis required, and yet by the end of this course you'll have built functioning digitalelectronic circuits like a digital memory, and programmed microcontrollers which are basically a computer on a microchip. You will connect these to the real world for home automation and of course, controlling your robots.All courses havecaptions for the hearing impaired.
You will need the analogelectronic parts and a breadboard, which you can purchase as an accompanying kit(i.e.,the Analog Electronics Kit from module I) or provide your own.
You will alsoneed the digital electronics kit which again you can purchase as an accompanying kit or provide your own parts. The first lesson is a walk-through of what is in the kit and acts as a parts list for this module.
This series of "Robotics:Learn by building" modules has an end-goal focus on the diverse field of robotics. In module I we learned the basics of electricity and electronics. In this module II you further develop your knowledge and skills to include digital electronics and practice your skills on real-life digital components.
This course is the prerequisite for the module III course whereyou'll learn robotic drive systems and physics, and gain a wide variety of skills in prototyping so you can actually build your own robots and manufacture your own parts. In module IV, you'll culminate all you've learned so far as you build a 3D printer from scratch, hook it up to a desktop computer and make your own plastic parts. The 3D printer is, in effect, a robot which you can then use to make parts for your other robot designs. In module V you can take your robot design and construction skills to the next level with a hands-on approach to autonomous robotic systems: learning about various sensors to know where you are and what your robot is doing, GPS navigation, basic artificial intelligence, powerful microchips known as FPGA's where you literally design a custom circuit on the chip, vision systems and more.
In this course we'll be covering:
What is digital?
Binary & Hexadecimalsystem and ASCII
Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion
Logic gates and you'll make your own RAM
Microprocessors & microcontrollers - what are they?
Programming & using PICmicrocontrollers to:
-display information on an LCD display
-Read both digital and analog inputs
-PWMcontrol a DCmotor and servo motor
-Read keypad matrixes
-writing to flash memory on board for remote systems
What is Arduino?
-using Arduino for all of the PICprojects above, as well as usingfull-colour TFTtouch screens
Building our mobile robot
Giving our mobile robot a "brain"
Ultrasonics andultrasonic radar / external sensing
Programmable IR remote