Build Your Own Programmable Robot from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Build Your Own Programmable Robot from the Comfort of Your Own Home

 In 2018, technology surrounds us. It’s present in our homes, workplaces, schools, and even in front of you while you’re reading this screen. We are in the midst of a technological revolution that everyone can play a part in. Forty years ago, building a computer in your own home was only an activity that scientists or serious computer hobbyists were able to accomplish, but nowadays, anyone can self-learn the necessary technical know-how to build a computer from scratch while buying parts on the internet. Nonetheless, some few years ago, building and programming your own robot might have seemed impossible without extensive training, but thanks to the globalization of technology we are experiencing, it is possible for anyone to build their own programmable robot, even from the comfort of their own home.

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In the 21st century, it is never to early or too late to learn robotics. If you are a beginner wanting to build your first robot, buying a robotics kit is a great place to start.  A robotics kit such as RoboLoco’s Robotics Kit can teach you everything you need to know about the basics of robotics. These topics include how to design robots with the materials provided, how to attach sensors, how to use a motherboard such as the RoboLoco's Robocore, and how to program a robot using professional programming language. Guided tutorials will give you the confidence to start building and programming your own robots from scratch. Programming and robotics are becoming essential to everyday life, so it is necessary to have a basic understanding of how they work. Even the job market is incorporating more and more robotics, so learning these skills in an interactive way in your own home can even give you an advantage in the workplace.  

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  A basic understanding of coding is an important skill. RoboLoco’s easy to use programming platform, Castlerock, is based off of one of the most common programming languages used today, C++. Amazon, Google Chrome, and Facebook, are among the plethora of widely used platform’s that C++ was used to code. Castlerock’s version of C++ is object oriented, meaning that it uses classes and objects to help the computer communicate actions the robot needs to perform. Object orientation is one of the most widespread ways to create a programming language, meaning that after learning your first object oriented programming language, other’s similar to it such as C#, Python, and Java will come naturally.

  In addition to being in the middle of the technological revolution, we are in the midst of the STEM education revolution as well. STEM is an acronym standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Robotics teaches all categories of STEM; therefore, it is extremely useful and applicable to anyone pursuing education, whether in the classroom, or self-taught at home. Learning programming for robotics is especially useful for upper level mathematics where algorithms and vectors are key topics.

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