Understanding coding with Lego WeDo - University of Calgary
Build and code -- Lego mechanic -- Lego coder -- Know the rules -- Know the environment -- Time to code -- Chomp! -- You do with wedo -- Make it move -- Keep coding!;"Much like its older brother, Lego Mindstorms, Lego WeDo kits offer young engineers the chance to design and program creations all by themselves. WeDo kits take the fun and technology of Mindstorms kits and make it simpler for novice coders and builders. WeDo software is easy to learn and a blast to use. At the same time, using…
What is robotics? -- Robots in manufacturing -- Robots for personal use -- Robot explorers.;"Did you know that robots play a very large role in the lives of humans? Discover the new ways that scientists hope to use robotics in the future in this high-interest book."--;Suggested for grades 4 to 6.
For decades, scientists have been working on developing machines that think. Long the subject of science fiction novels and movies, Robot Brains takes an intriguing look at what robotic research has developed so far, including computers that play chess and robotic pets. Find out what other supercomputers are being developed by scientists who hope to create machines that can help humans live better lives. Grades 3-6
Robot systems that include sky-spies and rocket-firing aircraft have moved the science fiction of yesterday into the reality of warfare today. Robot Warriors examines the use of robots in battle as well as in other dangerous, life-threatening jobs. Also explored are machines with more peaceful jobs, such as robots that stand duty as police guards, bomb disposal crews, and anti-terrorist sentries. Grades 3-6
Robot Voyagers examines robots built to explore areas on the planet and in space where humans cannot go. Walking robots, for example, venture into volcanoes and crawlers burrow into earthquake rubble. Fantastic images show unusual robotic machines such as a fish-like underwater explorer and space robots that travel for years to the far reaches of the solar system. Grades 3-6.
The New Shop Class connects the worlds of the maker and hacker with that of the scientist and engineer. If you are a parent or educator or a budding maker yourself, and you feel overwhelmed with all of the possible technologies, this book will get you started with clear discussions of what open source technologies like 3D printers, Arduinos, robots and wearable tech can really do in the right hands
Makers of all ages are creating robots on their own. In this book, students learn more about this recent innovation through detailed explanations built to foster creativity and critical thinking. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and an index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
"Makers and Shakers" sidebars introduce the world's greatest robot designers and explain how they came to create their exciting inventions. Step-by-step Maker projects let readers put their skills to use as they build amazing robotic creations. Grades 6-8
So, you want to be a coder? : the ultimate guide to a career in programming, video game creation, robotics, and more! - University of Calgary
Entering a coding career -- Getting a coding education -- Looking at the languages -- Writing code -- Systems and application coders -- Mainframe, embedded software, and firmware coders -- Video games and animation -- Website coders -- Artificial intelligence and robots -- Cybersecurity coders.;"Don't just buy a new video game, make one! Don't just download the latest app, help design it! Don't just play on your phone. Program it."--President Obama Behind the screen of your phone, tablet…
Robotic technology has taken to the skies with the rising use of drones, which are used for entertainment, surveillance, and commercial reasons, among others. This book introduces readers to the history and future of flying robots. Readers will learn about the newest flying robot models and the technology behind them. Exciting text is supplemented by color photographs of many real-life robots to give readers a strong understanding of robots that are made for the sky.
Robot Workers reveals that that vision of the future is finally becoming a reality in the form of robotic vacuums and lawn mowers. But industry has seen the biggest benefit with robots now widely being used by car manufacturers to weld and paint vehicles, and in warehouses to stack and pack goods. Grades 3-6.
No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much-but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot.And build a robot they did
Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show you how to turn common household objects and repurposed materials into 20 easy-to-build robots for little or no cost. Turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone or pager, and scrap wire into a Brush Bot, or hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot.
Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple…
From the tiniest robo-bees to gigantic factory machines, robotics is all around you. This technology isn't just for science-fiction anymore - it's real and more relevant than ever. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about robotics.