Lesson 3 & 4 Recaps

We had a great time in our last two classes:

  • The backordered robot kits arrived so the teams from lesson 2 each built a second robot. Now everybody has their own robot to work on.
  • We built a blinking LED circuit using a 555 timer IC and some other components and then we experimented with changing the component values to change the speed of the blink.
  • We installed had a demonstration in soldering to connect the battery and power switch wires. The students always enjoy molten solder, smoke and the 800 degree soldering iron!
  • We installed the controller and battery on the robots.
  • Lily Blakely did a demo of her SNAP Rover robot kit.

And here are the pictures …

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