For the workshop,15 schools from Galle and Matara districts were invited and from them 10 were participated. The chief guest was Dr. Nirod N. Samarawickrama who is the senior training director of IJSE Galle.
The main objective of the project was to enhance the theoretical and most importantly the practical knowledge of the students on a field that would be highly valuable in the future and motivate the students to make their future career in such a field. And also it would be helpful to the students who are intended to participate for the robotics competition which would be held in December.
The workshop was conducted by some talented and experienced undergraduates from the Department of electronics and telecommunication of university of Moratuwa. It was a great opportunity for the students to get shared the ideas and experience with them.
The workshop was completely conducted by some talented and experienced undergraduates from the department of electronics and telecommunication of university of Moratuwa. First we gave a small introduction with some relevant videos about robotics in the world, to make an interest in their minds on the particular field. Students came to aware of the fact that, robotics is consists of 3 categories.
· Electronics part
· Programming part
· Mechanical part
In the programming section students were taught how to program the “arduino” board which would act as the brain of the robot. The most important thing is, any kind of programming knowledge was not required to learn, because the lessons have been done from the basics of programming.
In the mechanical part, students got to know about the basics of the structure of a robot. We introduce them various types of materials that can be used to make the chassis, wheels, how to mount the circuits motors and all the other parts to the chassis. And by mounting them, how to keep the gravitational center in the best position in order to keep the robot stably.