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Questions tagged [robotics]

For questions relating to teaching robot construction or robot programming. This tag can also be used for robotics competitions like the FIRST Robotics Competition. Usually there will also be a competition specific tag.

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How to avoid misconceptions about while loop when using null loop

Is it problematic to teach students to use an empty while loop to create an until loop? If so, what learning progressions avoid ...
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Going from syntax to CS concepts

I am going to be teaching a small-ish group of people to write code to control a device. The code is built around a giant framework made to make it easy to write the actual code. My job nominally is ...
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Teaching coding paradigms and concepts with specific context

Teaching programming is a great part of mentoring FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) teams. For teaching how to program a robot (Specifically, a RoboRIO), I first (unintended pun: FIRST) need to teach ...
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Using microcontrollers in an Introductory course

Are there any advantages to using small microcontrollers (such as an Arduino, etc.) with tactile, physical I/O (such as buttons, LEDs, robotic actuators, etc.)? For instance, does it help create more ...