25) Robotics (Basics)

The students will have a hands-on experience of practical methods applied in physical computing or robot interaction. In this course, the instructor will cover the basics of robotics design, from working on actuators and sensors to understanding the basic Arduino code. Furthermore, students will gain experience in ideation, brainstorming, and prototyping, using specific toolkits. By the end of this course, we hope to provide students with basic Arduino knowledge to work and play with.

Class Outline

1. Presentation on Arduino code and introducing them to the tool kit
2. Introduce students to 3 actuators and sensors
3. Introduce students to 3 actuators and sensors
4. Provide students with 3 codes and let them figure out the mechanism
5. Introduce them to one basic robot design
6. The first hour will be working on the project (troubleshoot). The second-hour students will present their idea to the class.

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

If students wish to take the outcome along with them, an extra fee will be required

If students want to take the outcome along with them, they will have to pay an extra fee. Or else the same materials can be reused again.

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Thu, 12 Mar, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
QAR 1000


Rabeya Khatoon

Rabeya Khatoon is an interdisciplinary and graphic designer. Her practice is focused on narration through storytelling, using different methods of communication such as typography, image-making, and product design. Rabeya graduated with a Master’s (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Design Studies and a Bachelor’s (BFA) in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. As a resident of Qatar for over two decades, she has developed a unique culture through her experience growing up in multiple cultures. Rabeya’s research and creative work encompass photographs, prints, and artifacts that celebrate diversity in different contexts. Her design process merges the digital and analog processes of making, through different mediums.

Her work has been exhibited at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg – Russia (2018), Istanbul Design Biennale, Istanbul – Turkey (2018), Kraftwerk, Berlin – Germany (2017) Art29 Gallery W hotel, Doha – Qatar (2015), Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (2019) and VCUQatar. As a graphic designer, she has experience working with several companies and clients in Qatar. She has collaborated with artisans and designers in the Netherlands, UK, India, and USA to produce interdisciplinary design projects. Through innovative design skills, she aims to benefit the community in different ways by collaborating with individuals from different disciplines.