Introduction to Micro-controllers and actuators through Bionic Hand (W2019C1)


Build a Bionic Arm equipped with actuators for finger movements. Learn to calibrate and program your device through a general purpose micro-controller.

Age: 9-11

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dates: Saturdays – 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/23, 03/02, 03/09, 03/16, 03/23, 03/30, 04/06 (10 weeks)

Location: 1073 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

  • Build a bionic hand capable of emulating different finger movements.
  • Learn the physics & electronics behind actuators.
  • Program the above elements using an onboard processor.
  • Understand the differences between DC motors, Servo motors and Stepper motors.
  • Learn Micro-controller programming using C and Blockly.
  • Use wireless technology to optimize its performance.
  • Gain critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students take the reptile home and continue the journey with endless amount of fun while programming and playing with it.
  • Optionally, hook it up with an AI interface to accept voice commands.

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