Welcome to the CoderDojo Robot Documentation
Welcome to the CoderDojo Robot book! This book allows CoderDojo mentors to teach the concepts of Computer Science using an open low-cost $30 Arduino components. Because this is an open system, students may create many variations of these robots.
About This Book
This book was written by a group of CoderDojo mentors interested in teaching the fundamentals of Computer Science and Physical Computing using fun $25 robots. Our goal it to keep costs low enough so each person can purchase their own robot.
Our hardware is based an Arduino Nano that can be purchased on-line for under $3.
You will also need a chasis, a motor controller and two DC motors. Our base Robot platform uses the low-cost L293D motor controller.
We use the standard Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which usese a variation of the C programming language. We use this since software since it is by far the most popular language for teaching Arduino and basic robotics.
Building Your Own Robot
This book also has a guide to help you build your own robot based on open standards and parts. You can also find detailed assembly instructions on the Instructables web site.
This book comes with a detailed Instructors Guide which is designed for teachers and mentors that are new to teaching computer science using robotics.