Often, the leap between basic programming and its relationship to robotics is unrealized by the general public. In fact, it appears too many that a car just works magically. Most hardware devices to include the vehicles we drive everyday have some sort of code driving how it functions whether it is in the form of firmware coded in the navigational system, the digital readout on the radio, or even the backup sensor on the vehicle. By learning basic electrical engineering principles and how these concepts are applied in the real world with physical devices, student can move from theory to reality, leveraging code to control hardware and ultimately build whatever their imaginations can fathom.
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