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Robotics: Kinetic robot arms

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
Level 1
When

Saturday 14 December 2019 from 11am to 4pm

Cost

Adult: $150.00Concession: $120.00

Darling Square Library opens on Monday 28 October.

If you’ve ever felt like you need an extra hand, this workshop is for you. Explore prototyping, mechanical construction, laser-cutting, and the creative use of electronics to build your own moving robotic arm.

In this 5-hour workshop, you’ll design and laser-cut your own parts to make a robotic arm. Then learn how build and incorporate the electronic circuitry and complex components needed to get it going. It will even be able to grasp objects.

What you’ll learn

  • Basic robotic principles and prototyping and mechanical techniques

  • Basic electronic circuit-building using littleBits. littleBits include components like DC motors, dimmers and light sensors that can be added to your sculpture to create movement and interactivity

  • Incorporating Arduino microcontrollers and more complex electronic components. Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform that can control a variety of sensors and components including fans and motors

  • Laser-cutting, including how to prepare designs in Adobe Illustrator.

What you’ll get to take home

  • Your very own moving robot arm.

Bookings and class size: Maximum 12 people – bookings are required Suitable for: Ages 16 and over Experience level: This is a beginner program with no required knowledge. An interest in electronics, robotics and prototyping would be beneficial Wear: No loose-fitting clothing or jewellery and enclosed shoes Bring: Yourself – all materials provided.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any access or communication needs, please contact us on 02 9265 9333.

Facilitator: Tully Arnot

Tully is a visual artist and educator with a strong interest in DIY electronics and kinetic sculpture. He completed a Bachelor of Design and Master of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design and is also an artist-educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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