Lycoming Robotics Summer 2012 Coursesand Summer Robotics Camps
Introduction to Mobile Robotics


Introduction to Mobile Robotics is an intensive Robotics learning experience for students with little or no prior experience with autonomous mobile robots.

Students are introduced to autonomous robot design concepts and components as well as robot programming methods and practice. They will learn some limits as well as far-reaching possibilities for practical robotics, as they program the robots in a version of BASIC for various functions. Students experience tangible results as they program their robots to become more capable each week. Electronics and embedded system concepts will also be introduced in this course, while students get hands-on
experience with components. Problem solving, a requisite skill in any technical field, is emphasized throughout this course. The course culminates in a Robotics demonstration by the students.

Assembled classroom robots will be provided for the students to use while in class. This class will be a prerequisite for more advanced robotics courses that build on the fundamentals learned here. No books are required to be purchased. All curriculum materials are provided by Lycoming Robotics. Due to the technical nature of this course, prospective students should demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers, especially word processing, to be accepted into this course.

Prerequisites: age 12 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics). Due to the nature of the course, prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers, especially word processing, to be accepted into this course.
Consult BOT 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.


Intermediate Mobile Robotics

This course begins where Introduction To Mobile Robotics ended. Students will explore advanced sensory inputs and various output options to enhance the functionality of the classroom “LycoBots.” Students will actively study autonomous navigation issues, as well as Line Following and Maze Solving algorithms.
The course culminates in a robotics competition and demonstration.

Assembled classroom robots will be provided for the students to use while in class. This course is intended for students who have successfully completed BOT 101 Introduction To Mobile Robotics. The successful student in this course will do additional study of the provided materials outside of class.

Prerequisites: BOT 101, Introduction to Mobile Robotics
Consult BOT 102 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.

Game Design 1

Game Design 1 will provide a solid foundation for an aspiring game designer. Students will complete this course with at least one student-created game. Due to the technical nature of this course, prospective students should demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers to be accepted into this course.


Prerequisites: age 11 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics). Due to the nature of the course, prospective students must demonstrate a proficiency in working with computers, especially word processing, to be accepted into this course.
This course will be repeated in the fall, and is a prerequisite for advanced game design courses to be offered in the future.
Consult GAME 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.



Introduction to Electronics 1 & 2

Introduction To Electronics 1 & 2 covers basic electronic theory, component and circuit theory, and includes many practical
experiments. The schedule includes both classroom time as well as lab hours. Students will have the
opportunity to work with components as well as fabricate and experiment with complete working circuits.
Students will build circuits on their breadboards to give practical experience and demonstrations of concepts learned.

OK, so what do students actually build? They will build oscillators for use as beepers, buzzers and to flash lights. They learn about transistors by fabricating a motor driver and a simple speaker amplifier. They will build a voltage boost circuit that uses one dead AA battery to illuminate an LED (light emitting diode) for days! They will make their own resistors, and the class will work as a team to fabricate a large capacitor!

Prerequisites: age 11 and up (or on approval by the Director of Lycoming Robotics)

Consult ELEC 101 in Schedule and Pricing for course fees as well as class dates and times.
The materials fee covers an electronic “breadboard,” some basic tools and a kit of components.