The “Introduction to Robotics” course by STEMGuyana offers young learners an exciting entry into the world of robotics using the MRT 3-1 Robotics Kit. This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of robotics, including the various parts of a robot system, how these parts fit together, and the essential principles of mechanics and electronics.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand the components of the MRT 3-1 Robotics Kit.
  • Identify and describe the parts of a robot system.
  • Learn how different parts fit together to form a functional robot.
  • Explore the power of gears and their applications in robotics.
  • Understand the role of sensors and the difference between input and output devices.
  • Follow detailed instructions to build structurally sound and functional robotic projects.
  • Develop teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills through collaborative projects and challenges.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to the MRT 3-1 Robotics Kit:
    • Overview of kit components
    • Identifying and categorizing parts
  2. Parts of a Robot System:
    • Motors, gears, sensors, and controllers
    • Assembly basics and the importance of each component
  3. Mechanics and Dynamics:
    • The power of gears: Understanding gear ratios and their applications
    • Building stable and structurally sound projects
  4. Sensors and Devices:
    • Differentiating between input and output devices
    • Exploring various sensors and their functions
  5. Building and Programming:
    • Step-by-step instructions for building different robotic models
    • Basic programming principles to control robot movements and actions
  6. Teamwork and Problem Solving:
    • Collaborative projects to enhance teamwork skills
    • Problem-solving exercises to develop critical thinking
  7. Final Project:
    • Students will apply their knowledge to design and build their own robotic project
    • Presentation and demonstration of the final projects