Adventures in Robot C Programming (Rising grades 6-9)
Learn how to program robots using the RobotC programming language. Learn to make a simple robot accomplish various tasks using real programming language, sensors and motors. You’ll learn to program your battle bot to hunt down and shoot its prey. The class uses Lego NXT robots but is focused on developing software and control systems to accomplish a given job. No programming experience is needed. Students will be exposed to C language, which is broadly used in industry.
We are excited to offer this course for the first time this summer!
Meet the Instructor(s)
Ed Gatzke grew up in Huntsville, AL where both his parents were rocket scientists. He has been doing computer programming since he was nine years old and he develped an interest in Legos even earlier. Mr. Gatzke works in the College of Engineering and Computing at University of South Carolina for over a decade and his area of expertise is in chemical process automation: robots to run chemical plants using advanced math and computer programming. In the past, Dr. Gatzke has served as local and state level First Lego League referee, head referee, and technical judge. A few years ago he was on the international challenge design team for FLL.