Tis the season for robotics courses! A week ago we wrote about a startup called Vested Interests who are planning on introducing a robotics course later this year. A few weeks earlier we had written about The Maker Club another startup that focuses on teaching kids a variety of skills including coding, robotics and some engineering solutions.
It seems this is a space that keeps growing and now Netro will also be offering an Arduino introductory tutorial course. If you are a regular reader, you may be wondering why the name Netro sounds familiar. This is probably because we wrote an article about the startup which is selling Raspberry Pi’s and Arduinos locally . These are the same guys who will be hosting this course.
What is Arduino?
According to Arduino.cc:
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.
When does this course start?
Anyway, their new courses will be commencing this weekend (sorry for the short notice) and these will be held at the Netro Offices which are based at Joina City on the 12th Floor. The lesson will take place from 9-11AM.
The lessons will be held every other Saturday and this in order to accommodate a program that Netro will be introducing for kids later on.
The course consists of two lessons and to attend one lesson it costs $10 whilst paying for both introductory lessons will be $15. With this pricing, it makes more sense to pay for both lessons as you will be saving $5. If you need to be convinced then you can pay $10 initially and then decide if a second lesson is worth your time.
How long is the course?
The course just takes two weeks because it is very brief and is meant to set you on way before touching on the depths of Arduino.
It might be a good course to take if you’re interested in figuring out if this is something you would actually want to invest your time in as a hobby or even as a career. This is made possible by the relatively low cost of the course which allows many different people to partake.
If you are not sure and you want to try you can attend the lessons and then decide afterwards. There will also be a certificate issued after you have completed the course.
Lower entry level
If you saw what Maker Club was doing and you felt left out because you don’t fit in the specific age groups and then you also realised that Vested Interests is coming later this year, you may be hyped by the fact that Netro will be starting these short programs soon.
If you are interested in registering you can contact the following numbers and you’ll be able to sign up:
0785 288 323
0778 530 166