Robotics and Internet of Things Course

A practical and accessible introduction to the key STEM topics of physical computing, sensors, programming and Internet of Things (IoT) through project-based learning.

Course Aim

Learners explore how to create an autonomous car which interacts with a smart city. Learners are immersed in a series of projects which involves rapid team-based development of a solution to meet specified criteria. 


Course Structure

Bit:bot (lessons 1-6)

  • What is a micro:bit?
  • The IPO model
  • Inputs
  • Outputs
  • Drawing pictures
  • Disco car


Race car and smart track (lessons 7-12)

  • Light follower
  • Bit:bot race car branding
  • Bit:bot body and frame
  • Modular racetrack
  • Tilt control and bluetooth
  • Testing the car and track


Autonomous systems (lessons 13-24)

  • Smart traffic lights (2 lessons)
  • Electronics
  • The brain
  • Autonomous drones
  • Smart car (2 lessons)
  • Collision avoidance systems
  • Marketing the car
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine learning (ML)
  • Evaluation


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