Robotics Requirements doc added to Adafruit Academy
We added Adam Kemp’s skill badge requirements doc for Robotics to the Adafruit Academy!
The concept of using mechanism and a power source to complete an autonomous task dates back to almost 300 years BC. Today’s robots use sophisticated computers, sensors, mechanics and power sources to complete tasks that range from a simple line-following racecar to six wheeled robots traversing the surface of Mars. This badge focuses on the components and control methods that go into the design and construction of a robotic device.
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