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RS Components Releases Exclusive Arduino Robot Video Tutorials

2013-10-08 11:00 1743
 

Series of five videos hosted by Arduino founder Massimo Banzi features guide to using and developing projects with the Robot; now available on RS YouTube channel

SINGAPORE, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has released five exclusive video tutorials that feature Arduino creator Massimo Banzi introducing the Arduino Robot and exploring various characteristics of this new open-source hardware on wheels.

The videos were unveiled today at the Maker Faire in Rome, and can be viewed exclusively through the RS YouTube channel in English language, with subtitled versions available in French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.

The series of five 10 minute videos follow an instructive and entertaining journey through the use of the Robot, and show Massimo Banzi, along with Arduino co-founder David Cuartielles and Interaction Designer Xun Yang, having fun with some example projects:

  1. Introduction to Arduino Robot -- how to unbox, mount, and use the Arduino IDE to program the Robot
  2. LOGO and Remote Control your Robot -- where to find code examples on the IDE, and how to control the Robot using a universal TV remote
  3. Avoid Obstacles, Create Strategies --use different technologies to detect distance from the Robot to objects in the room
  4. Following Lines, Going to the Rescue --how to follow lines using the IR-array sensor on the motor board
  5. Images and Sounds -- how to use the screen and play sound on the Robot's speaker

Massimo Banzi said, "I am very pleased to announce Arduino's partnership with RS at the Maker Faire. We have worked together to create five exclusive video tutorials, which feature the new Arduino Robot. David Cuartielles and Xun Yang joined me to cover everything from the Arduino Robot essentials to more challenging programming. This has been a very exciting time for Arduino, and the team is looking forward to learning how followers will be using the Robot."

"These videos from the makers of Arduino give a simple, step-by-step guide to using and developing projects with the Robot," said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing, RS Components. "The informative yet light-hearted content will appeal equally to existing Arduino enthusiasts and to anyone dipping their toes into the world of computer programming for the first time."

Watch the videos at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlxH0DAv5ds

Source: RS Components
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