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LASER-GUIDED ROBOT RACING

1:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday 9 April

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Institute for Manufacturing, 17 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0FS

Laser-guided robot racing with toy cars!

Laser guidance is a method to direct a robot to a target position using a laser beam. We put a camera, a Rasberry Pi (a mini computer) and some electronic components on a toy car, and wrote some computer code in a language called Python.

What is it used for?
The best known application of laser guidance is in laser guided missiles. It has also been used in robotic vacuum cleaners. And of course, you can use it to race toy cars!

Ask us …
• How does the computer detect the laser spot in the photo?
• What is feedback control?
• How do I get started with robotics and electronics?
• How do you program a Raspberry Pi?
• What are the advantages of laser guidance?

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Other
Timing: In person
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Lift, Step-free access, Accessible toilet

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