Tech Titans

About the Course

The Tech Titans is a course which will deep dive your adventure into the realm of robotics and coding with our dynamic Arduino course. Discover the power of programming as you learn to control motors, sensors, and actuators to bring your projects to life.

From building interactive gadgets to designing custom circuits, our engaging curriculum covers everything you need to know to become a proficient Arduino programmer.

In this course you'll learn to build and program your own electronic devices from scratch. Through a series of fun and interactive lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience with Arduino boards, sensors, and actuators, mastering the fundamentals of electronics and coding along the way.

Curriculum

In this introductory lesson, we will lay the foundation for our Arduino adventure by familiarizing ourselves with the Arduino Uno R3 and its basic components. We will also explore the concept of digital and analog pins, learn how to navigate the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and write our first simple program.

This lesson will explain in depth about:

  • Overview of Arduino Uno R3
  • Explanation of Basic Components
  • Understanding Digital and Analog Pins
  • Introduction to the Arduino IDE

Welcome to the thrilling world of robotics and automation! In this module, we’ll dive into our exciting car project, where we’ll build and program a fully functional robotic car using Arduino technology. Let’s get started by exploring the overview of the project, the essential components required, the basic functionalities of the car, and how we’ll use simulator software to visualize its behavior.

In this lesson you will learn and understand the concepts:

  • Overview of the Car Project:
    • Participants will have the opportunity to construct their own robotic car from scratch, learning valuable skills in electronics, mechanics, and coding along the way.
  • Components Required for the Car:
    • Chassis: The framework of the car where all other components will be mounted.
    • Motors: DC motors for providing motion to the car’s wheels.
    • Wheels: To facilitate movement and traction.
    • Motor Driver: To control the speed and direction of the motors.
    • Sensors: Such as ultrasonic sensors for obstacle detection and line-following sensors for navigation.
    • Arduino Board: The brain of the car, responsible for processing inputs and controlling outputs. 
  • Explanation of the Basic Functionality of the Car
  • Introduction to Simulator Software

In this module, we will delve into the fascinating world of DC motors and motor drivers, essential components for our robotic car project. We’ll learn how to connect DC motors to the Arduino using a motor driver, understand the principles of motor control—including speed and direction—and write code to control motor behavior.

  • Introduction to DC Motors and Motor Drivers
  • Connecting DC Motors to the Arduino using a Motor Driver
  • Understanding Motor Control (Speed and Direction) using PWM Signals
  • Writing Code to Control Motor Speed and Direction

 

By the end of this module, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of DC motors, motor drivers, and motor control techniques.

In this lesson, we’ll explore the fascinating world of ultrasonic sensors, an essential component for our robotic car project. We’ll learn about the principles behind ultrasonic technology, how to wire and interface the ultrasonic sensor with the Arduino, how to read distance measurements from the sensor, and how to implement obstacle detection logic using the ultrasonic sensor.

  • Introduction to Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Wiring and Interfacing the Ultrasonic Sensor with Arduino
  • Reading Distance Measurements from the Sensor
  • Implementing Obstacle Detection Logic using the Ultrasonic Sensor

 

By the end of this lesson, students will have gained a solid understanding of ultrasonic sensors and how to use them for obstacle detection in our robotic car project. They’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to wire, interface, and program ultrasonic sensors, opening up endless possibilities for intelligent navigation and interaction with the environment.

In this lesson, we’ll take our robotic car project to the next level by implementing basic movement control. We’ll integrate motor control with sensor input, write code to command the car to move forward, backward, turn left, and turn right based on sensor inputs, and then test and debug the movement control functionality.

  • Integrating Motor Control and Sensor
  • Writing Code to Move the Car Input
  • Testing and Debugging Movement Control Functionality

 

By the end of this lesson, students will have successfully implemented basic movement control for our robotic car project. They’ll understand how to integrate sensor input with motor control commands to enable intelligent navigation and interaction with the environment. Through hands-on experimentation and problem-solving, students will gain valuable skills in programming and robotics, setting the stage for more advanced functionalities in future lessons.

In this lesson, we will delve into the realm of programming logic, equipping our robotic car with intelligence to make decisions autonomously. We’ll introduce fundamental programming concepts such as if statements, loops, and more, then apply this knowledge to write code that enables the car to make decisions based on sensor input.

  • Introduction to Programming Logic
  • Writing Code to Implement Decision-Making Logic for the Car
  • Testing and Refining the Logic for Various Scenarios

 

By the end of this lesson, students will have mastered the fundamentals of programming logic and applied this knowledge to create an intelligent robotic car capable of autonomously navigating its environment. With intelligence and logic at its core, our robotic car is ready to tackle any challenge that comes its way.