Sessions

Aug 12-13, 2020
2p-3:30p (Day 1), 12p-1:30p (Day 2) (PDT)
2-day session, online on Zoom
$10 recommended donation

Learn about applications of physics in the context of working with robots.

We'll talk about how mechanics concepts such as torque, tension, momentum, friction, and projectile and rotational motion, and electrical ones like charge and current, relate to engineering robots. We'll take a look at both brushed and brushless motors, including how they work internally, how to understand motor curves, how to calculate their current draw, and how the properties of a motor can affect the performance of a robot.

Some prior familiarity with physics (particularly mechanics) is encouraged, but not required to attend this workshop.