Robotics: From Zero to Hero in Six Weeks

  • Romeo Botes
  • Imelda Smit
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 963)


In the Information Technology course offered at the North-West University, students do two subject modules during their second year on Information Systems Development. During their third year the course scaffolds on this knowledge base by extending exposure to novel technologies including robotics, cyber security, etc. The focus of this paper is on the design and evaluation of the robotics project offered over a six-week period. After the project a focus group interview with several students provided feedback regarding their experience.


Robotics Project based learning Learning tools Arduino JellyBeanBot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Information SystemsNorth-West UniversityVanderbijlparkSouth Africa

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