In this course, you will learn how to design, build and program your own robots using the Smartibot platform in a fun way!

Start Date:06/09/2019 09:30
End Date:06/09/2019 16:00

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1 Course details

Learn and use programming, design, prototyping, electronics and mechanical engineering principles to build the best robot;

Compete with other robots in a race and arena battle;

Hands on,very fun and engaging engineering activity; Learn to work creatively with the Smartibot robotics platform; Experience design and development through experimentation and iteration.

Please note that you need to bring your own smartphone to program.

2 You will learn :

Operation of Smartibot app, circuit board, motors and battery box

How to build Smartibot kit

Cardboard modelling techniques

Practice cardboard modelling techniques

Smartibot interface design and programming process

Test with interface design and programming

Committed to experimentation and first iteration robots

Test and discuss the First iteration robots

Build a second iteration robots

Participate in Robot Competition

Robot Arena Battle

Results and prize

3 Tutor: Ross Atkin

Master of Engineering Design, Imperial College London

Finalist, Design Museum ‘Designs of the Year’, Fast Company ‘Innovation By Design’

Beirut Design Week; South by Southwest Interactive; O’Reilly Solid; Spot Interactive; Robotex International

Judge of BBC2 programme-The Big Life Fix

4 Tutor: Rehana

Rehana has studied Pedagogical Sciences in the Netherlands and Psychology in the United Kingdom and has an academic specialisation in educational research and educational psychology. 

She is an experienced workshop lead and facilitator and has done numerous educational and research projects with several institutions and companies, including for the Sultanate of Oman, Music Tech Fest, FireTech Camp, Tech Will Save Us, Do It Kits and the Crafty Robot. 

She is fluent in four languages and is interested in creative and wearable technology.


10:00-11:15 Explain (and demonstrate) operation of Smartibot app,circuit board, motors and battery box, How to build Smartibot kit;

11:15-11:45 Break

11:45-13:00 Practice cardboard modelling techniques; Explain and demonstrate Smartibot interface design and programming process; Test with interface design and programming;

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Explain challenge rules; Work on experiments and first iteration robots; Test and discuss the First iteration robot; Build a second iteration robots;

15:15-15:45 Break

15:45-17:00 Participate in Robot Competition; Robot Arena Battle; Results and prize;


Stirling House, Cambridge Innovation Park Denny End Road, Waterbeach, CB25 9PB

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