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Introduction to mBot

The company chose to build around the concept of STEM education: science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Specifically, it helps children get an early start into these disciplines.
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Created by Venkatesh Varadachari

8.4

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9.0

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7.4

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

This cute little fella is the mBot a do-it-yourself educational robot kit from robotics experts Makeblock. Built around the Arduino open-source platform, it’s designed to induct kids into the fields of robotics and programming. The company chose to build around the concept of STEM education: science, technology, engineering & mathematics. Specifically, it helps children get an early start into these disciplines. There are two versions of the mBot: a Bluetooth version for home use and a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi version, which is designed for classroom use.

Everything that you need to build it is in the box in a nutshell, you need to assemble it using the precise instructions provided and add batteries. There are 45 pieces and it’s easy to put them together in about 15 minutes. It’s neatly packaged and consists of very high quality materials. Every little part that you need from the main Arduino board, DC motors, to each screw, cable and even a set of tools is in the box. It comes pre-programmed but it’s also designed to be tinkered with. Parent of pre-teens might be familiar with Scratch. It’s a free, graphical based programming language developed by MIT Media Lab.

Well, Makeblock has built their own version for this and called it mBlock. The idea behind mBlock is that younger children can start out with graphical programming and move on to text-based programming as they become more advanced.

Ultimately, once you put everything together, mBot can move around and avoid obstacles on its own, follow a line on the ground or just accept commands from the supplied IR remote controller. With the Makeblock app, you can control the robots wirelessly. For children, especially, it can be a surreal experience: actually building something out of tiny parts and seeing it come to ‘life’. And there’s no limit to what you can do add more parts, add another robot to play games or program your own actions. This is what will inspire the next generation of engineers.

Basic knowledge
Experience with robotics
Arduino IDE software
Windows or Mac operating system

Requirements

• Experience with robotics
• Arduino IDE software
• Windows or Mac operating system

You will learn

What you will learn
✓ Program robot wirelessly
✓ Line-following vehicle
✓ Remote control car
✓ Control the speed of fan by using ultrasonic sensor
✓ Interact with physical world
✓ Create your own interactive stories, games, and animations

This course is for

• No prior knowledge of programming or coding is required
• People who want to try mBot and learn about microcontrollers

How much does the Introduction to mBot course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $9.99. And currently there is a 80% discount on the original price of the course, which was $49.99. So you save $40 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $17.7 of 76 Hardware courses. So this course is -44% more expensive than the average Hardware course on Simpliv Learning.

Does the Introduction to mBot course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Introduction to mBot has a 20-day money back guarantee. The 20-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Introduction to mBot course, but there is a $40 discount from the original price ($49.99). So the current price is just $9.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Venkatesh Varadachari a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Venkatesh Varadachari has created 47 courses that got 1 reviews which are generally positive. Venkatesh Varadachari has taught 19 students and received a 4.0 average review out of 1 reviews. Depending on the information available, Venkatesh Varadachari is a TRUSTED instructor.

More info about the instructor, Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari is the founder of MAKERDEMY, a pioneer maker education company head-quartered in Singapore.

Venkatesh believes that knowledge should be made available to people in all walks of life. Venkatesh also believes in the power of education to transform lives.

Venkatesh has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

He also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Madras University and a Masters in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.

8.4

CourseMarks Score®

9.0

Freshness

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Feedback

7.4

Content

Platform: Simpliv Learning
Price: $9.99
Video: 0h32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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