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Information

The Wednesday afternoon club sessions are currently closed until October. We are currently looking into ways of providing online workshops for the start of term.

Please return to this page for more details.

If you have any questions please contact us via email sdfstaff@aber.ac.uk


Discord Server

Join our Chat Server, our super volunteers will be available between 3:30 and 5:30 on Wednesdays!

Discord will appear below during the allocated club time.


V1.0 (Release) | 22:18 - 21/04/2020

Signing up to AutoDesk

  1. Create an AutoDesk account
  2. TinkerCAD (among many other CAD and electronics software) is owned by the company AutoDesk. Creating an account will allow you to save projects in your own workspace.

    Click the button below to create an account.


2020-2021 Term

2020-2021 Term

More information to be displayed here shortly

V1.0 (Release) | 17:30 - 30/09/2020

Lego Mindstorm EV3

This series of challenges will take us through the programming basics for Lego Mindstorms EV3 units of different designs.
It has been designed for those who do not have direct access to the robots.

The learning outcomes will hopefully be:

  • The ability to design various programs for the EV3 units
  • Development of logical thinking
  • Recognition of the complexities involved with programming different hardware set-ups

V1.0 (Release) | 17:45 - 30/09/2020

Elegoo Cars

The Elegoo robot cars are 4 wheel drive chassis, with a variety of sensors on board for sensing the environment. Please click the button below to view the worksheets.

V1.0 (Release) | 17:55 - 30/09/2020

Valiants

The Valiant robot is a 2 wheel chassis with a variety of sensors on board, including external boards which allow two way communication with other Valiant members in the 'flock'. In the following worksheets, we introduce how to move the motors and interact with the sensors to find and avoid obstacles.

Introduction and Motors

Motors, Servo and LED/LDR

2019-2020 Term

2019-2020 Term

At the start of lockdown, we trialled some new online content for the remainder of the robotics club. The tabs above will allow you to navigate through our workshops.

V1.0 (Release) | 22:18 - 21/04/2020

TinkerCAD Design

Worksheet 1 - Introduction to TinkerCAD 3D Modelling Software

Worksheet 2 - Making a Rocket in TinkerCAD

3D Shape Challenge

V1.0 (Release) | 22:18 - 21/04/2020

TinkerCAD Circuits

Worksheet 1 - TinkerCad Robot - Driving the Robot

Worksheet 2 - TinkerCAD Robot - Reacting to Obstacles

More workshops coming soon!

V1.0 (Release) | 15:21 - 22/07/2020

Blender

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite software. You can download the program from the Blender Website.
Andrew Forster, an Aberystwyth University MPhys graduate, has put together a video tutorial to help beginners get to grips with this complex software.

V1.0 (Release) | 22:18 - 21/04/2020

Robot Benchmark

Robot Benchmark allows you to program simulated robots online. It offers a series of robot programming challenges that address various topics across a wide range of difficulty levels.