SoftBots & OverheadBots with "derstrudel" and Ralf Schreiber, Ljubljana

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OverheadBots

Workshops leaders:

Ralf Schreiber & Christian Faubel (DE)

Assistants:

Kristijan Tkalec

info for the LabBook

no more lab book, do what you want...

Workshop

Overheadbots (no Translation for title)

Authors: Ralf Schreiber (DE) & Christian Faubel (DE)

Short Description (please translate and use english and slovenian

In the Overheadbots workshop you create a tiny solar robot that harvest its energy from the light of an overhead projector. Whenever the robot has collected enough energy it makes a pulsed movement. Through the projection this movement and the robots shadow appear as real-time animated shadow play. The workshop has two parts, first a technical part and second a design part. In the technical part you solder the electronic circuit. In the design part you work on the shape of the robot and the image that is produced through the projection.

Glossary

solar energy, phototaxis, braitenberg vehicles

Main Used Materials

(group with subtitles)

General Tools

Target Participants

girls and boys 8-10 years , mostly participants from the younger range expected.

What about younger kids? we usually expect 8-10 year old ones aswell...

Schedule (number of days)

Saturday, 18. May, 11 - 16h (including lunch break, food provided by organizers)

1. Introduction to electronics

What are the components, how do they work?

  • what is a capacitor?
  • what is a resistor?
  • what is a transistor?
  • what is a LED?

2. Soldering the circuit

  • short introduction to soldering
  • safety instructions
  • participants cooperate in teams to solder their own circuit
  • finally test the circuit on the overhead projector

3. Designing the robot

  • Experiment with the body and how it influences the movement of the robot
  • Work with the projection, develop new shapes and forms.

4. Final assembly and presentation

  • At the end, we will admire the shadow play

Location

BioTehna lab and Kiberpipa

SoftBots

Workshops Team:

Christian Faubel (DE), Kris, Marc Dusseiller, Ralf Schreiber

Workshop

SoftBots


Short Description (please translate and use english and slovenian

Glossary

Main Used Materials

(group with subtitles)

General Tools

Target Participants

artists, workshopologists, students, hackers and all open minded people interested in explorations of minimal bio-inspired robotics

Schedule

Monday, 20. May 17 - 20h

Location

BioTehna Lab, inside Kiberpipa, Kersnikova 6, 1000 Ljubljana


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