Inspired by the Maker movement, this course will encourage and empower students to invent, design, and build fun and practical hardware projects that interact with the physical world. The course will provide a hands-on introduction to basic electronics and circuit design, mobile robotics, and microcontroller programming using Arduinos. After building the necessary foundations through short lectures and plenty of experimentation, students will work on a creative final project that they will be able to take home at the end of the course. Experience with neither electronics nor programming is required.
UMass Summer Programs greatly encourages applications from young women who wish to enter the field of computer science. Students who cannot meet the financial obligations of the Circuits, Robotics and Arduino program are encouraged to apply for a scholarship. Please see Program Fees to learn how to apply.
Admissions are rolling.