RoboCoder: Robotics and Visual Programming

Alex Jacobs, Coder Kidz Part of CW18

Workshop participants will program an entry level 3D printed drawing robot “Axel” whilst learning essential programming concepts.

Using custom drag and drop software, and a simple open source robot chassis, this workshop developed by the Coder Kidz team is designed for set a foundation for computational thinking. Skills and technique gained in this workshop are designed to be taken back to the classroom and expanded upon as these fundamental skills in visual programming are the perfect stepping stone for any programming language.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop to work on, or can use the computers provided in QCA labs. The only software requirement to attend this workshop is Google chrome web browser.

Alex Jacobs is co-founder of Coder Kidz, coordinates Coder Dojo Brisbane and works full-time as a senior .net developer in Brisbane. He spends the rest of his time on 3D design, Electronics, Robotics and coding and mentoring the next generation of inventors at Coder Kidz and Coder Dojo Brisbane workshops.