LearningRoomba

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Welcome

LearningRoomba is a collection of free tools and materials to support an educational curriculum focused on robotics. The tools are designed around the iRobot Roomba, a low-cost robotics platform that is great for educational projects. LearningRoomba is geared toward pre-college students with an emphasis on grades 6 - 9.


The materials provided are (1) a software toolkit to enable using the iRobot Roomba as an educational platform, (2) a Teacher's introductory guide, (3) a series of five modules each consisting of a Teacher's guide, Student's guide, Presentation Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint format, and Presentation Slides in PDF format, and (4) other related resources developed in conjunction with this work. The Teacher's introductory guide explains how to use the Modules.


The contact for this work is Drew Housten (dth29@drexel.edu or dhousten@gmail.com). This was developed out of his Master's Thesis work at Drexel University during 2008. Comments are more than welcome as this is intended to be a continuous work in progress. In addition, if you create more Modules expanding the concepts or topics, they can be posted here.

Software Toolkit

The software toolkit will be posted here shortly.

Introduction

File:LearningRoomba-Introduction-TeachersGuide.pdf

Module 1: Robotics Introduction

File:LearningRoomba-RoboticsIntroduction-TeachersGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-RoboticsIntroduction-StudentsGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-RoboticsIntroduction-Presentation.ppt

File:LearningRoomba-RoboticsIntroduction-Presentation.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-RoboticsIntroduction-CodeExamples.pdf

Module 2: Robot Configurations

File:LearningRoomba-RobotConfigurations-TeachersGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-RobotConfigurations-StudentsGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-RobotConfigurations-Presentation.ppt

File:LearningRoomba-RobotConfigurations-Presentation.pdf

Module 3: Controlling Movement

File:LearningRoomba-ControllingMovement-TeachersGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-ControllingMovement-StudentsGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-ControllingMovement-Presentation.ppt

File:LearningRoomba-ControllingMovement-Presentation.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-ControllingMovement-CodeExamples.pdf

Module 4: Sensors and Actuators

File:LearningRoomba-SensorsActuators-TeachersGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-SensorsActuators-StudentsGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-SensorsActuators-Presentation.ppt

File:LearningRoomba-SensorsActuators-Presentation.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-SensorsActuators-CodeExamples.pdf

Module 5: Localization

File:LearningRoomba-Localization-TeachersGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-Localization-StudentsGuide.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-Localization-Presentation.ppt

File:LearningRoomba-Localization-Presentation.pdf

File:LearningRoomba-Localization-CodeExamples.pdf

Other Resources

These will be provided shortly.