This class was tough.
This course is very challenging and required a well devolved background in Soldering and how sensors worked. So, I would definitely recommend this course to those who have experience or to those who love a good challenge in mechanics. Although I did not have a firm foundation to begin course, this class developed my interest in robotics significantly.
Building an autonomous car using a variety of sensors and an Arduino Board was the highlight of this course! We had to intergrade GPS signals to navigate the car to a particular destination. We also learned how to also use Lidar to avoid obstacles and improved in technical accuracy.
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I wish I had an understanding about how the different sensors work, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer. If I understood how these sensors worked more thoroughly, I would have been able to come up with better tuned algorithms for having my autonomous car travel certain paths even more complex than the figure eight. A helpful tip I recommend prior to this class is taking soldering, which is a skill necessary to create communication between machines when building.