This book is aimed at educators interested in teaching computing using robots, in particular but not exclusively Primary School teachers in the UK. Makeblock mBot is one of the best robots for the task: it is easy to use, is great value for money and you can achieve great things with it.

We structured the book to be easy to follow to allow you and your students build programming skills step by step with engaging lessons and fun challenges to try your newly acquired skills.

Contents

Introduction

Who are we?

Out of the box, getting the mBot set up to use in class

how to use this book

Overview of the Lessons

lesson 1 Getting moving – getting the robot to move

lesson 2 Disco Time – Understanding inputs and outputs

lesson 3 Making me smile – further understanding of input and outputs

lesson 4 Sensing the world – an introduction to using an ultrasonic sensor

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