Build & Take-Home Self-Driving Car (F19SVC1, Grade 6-8)


Learn essentials of Robotics like how to use ultrasonic technology to detect and avoid obstacles. Design and build a car with a differential drive system and actuators through micro-controller programing.

Recommended Grade: Gr 6 – Gr 8

Dates: 09/19 – 11/14

Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

Tools: Arduino, Sensors & Actuators

Prerequisite: None

Students will take home: Self-Driving Car & Project Files

Location: St. Victor School

  • Build a robotic car with collision avoidance and autonomous navigation.
  • Learn the physics & electronics behind sensors and actuators. Program them using onboard Arduino processor.
  • Understand the differences between DC motors, Servo motors and Stepper motors.
  • Add obstacle sensing capabilities using Ultrasonic technology.
  • Learn Micro-controller programming using block based language.
  • Use wireless technology to optimize car performance.
  • Gain critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students take the robotic car home and continue the journey with endless amount of fun while programming and playing with it.