Robotixlab electronics workshops is all about demystifying and discovering how things work by making them from scratch or modifying and hacking them. Resistors, capacitors, diodes, leds, switches, motors, sensors, microcontrollers turn from cryptographic codes to essential tools for inventing interactive jewellery, gesture controlled led lighting, music synthesizers, burgal alarm systems, biorobots, solar trackers for PV panels, intelligent bins and more.
Instructors explain the basics using science communication techniques and them participants explore and build up knowledge that is sourced from their own curiosity. Experimenting with various electronics modules, programming the microcontroller and trying various ideas understand how things work.
Having grasped the basics, the next phase is brainstorming and concepts evaluation. Each team decides what kind of project are they developing.
According to their age range different material and equipment is used for their project. Ranging from conductive paint and a bunch of electronic components that makes building a circuit as easy as drawing on cardboard, to libraries of electronic blocks that can be connected together magnetically and form a fully functioning system with power, input and output modules, participant’s imagination is the limit to what they will put together.
Little inventors get familiar with conductivity and non conductivity along with various materials, electricity and how it flows through a circuit, power sources, switches, leds lighting, buzzers, dc electric motors and sensors.
Bigger inventors are introduced to the magical world of digital electronics, microcontrollers and programming.