A Music-Video about Robotics Education
set to a Country Western Rock-a-Billy Beat
by T.H. Culhane
copyright 2011 T.H. Culhane
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How would you make, (a robot that can make) the world a be-tter place...
(Drums, bass kick in here for 2 bars)
With my Arduino, you know that I know that I can build one myself
With a couple of sensors and some motors and some servos and some
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With my Arduino, the open source world is open to me
I can program in Python, I can program in Java
and of course I can program in C
With my arduino...
(It’s almost a cult thing...)
Putting Lego bricks together makes a Mindstorm of fun
F Fm If you got a lotta money a designer kit’s the one
But if you’re trying to put together a nifty robot on your own
You wanna make it inexpensive and you want to make it run
using cheap microcontrollers that you can hack ;em all you want
using open-source programming software you’ll be the savant
in the avant-garde of the
With my Arduino, I’m building robots on and under the sea
Using Sea Perch as my base,with this circuit board in place,
I bring autonomy to my ROV
With my Arduino, yeah I can learn to program robots for free
I can make a robot do things that are good for you and me
while learning science math and technology
With my arduino... (It’s kind of a STEM thing...)
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(Boy 1:) You can afford (Chorus of Girls background vocal: “It’s open source”)
(Boy 1:) This circuit board
( Girl 1:)You won’t get bored (Chorus of Boys working on R2D2 and C3PO background vocal:: Just use the force!)
(Team of girls) We’’ll win awards.... G, G#, G7
(All students holding up their micro-controllers): With our Arduinoooooooos!
Yeeeeha! (The students do a line dance with a group of robots).
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(Vocal follows classic Country chicken pickin’ lick:)
First run a simulation, testing out your new creation, then model it with parts you can afford,
Then you enter a competition, take the software code you’ve written, download it to your Arduino
Make your robot relevant, like, you could save the elephant,
surveillance and security are two
of the tasks for which we program, saving people and environments is something we can make
our robots do.
“Build them with: VEX Robotics, LEGO Mindstorms, Lynxmotion Erector Sets and Fischer
Teknic, Parallex Boe Bots
Aldebran and Robosoft and Corobot and Pioneer and Traxter and Create from IRobot
“There - are - so - many options out there, there are robots lurking everywhere, and all you have
to do is be a-ware...
Robots are embedded, from the workplace down to Toys are Us, you might find one inside your
(Bear says, “yeee-ha!” Getta along there little coder!”)
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“The Office of Naval Research and the AUVSI, (the “Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International”) are working with Hollywood technology company Motion Picture Marine and a host of University and Institutional partners to create an international STEM education program that is designed to make robotics engineering affordable, accessible, relevant and FUN for all students. The program is called “PORPOISE: Precision Oceanographic Robotics Program On and In the Sea Environment” and it’s geared toward mentoring young people from all walks of life to develop robots and prepare for careers that can tackle the biggest challenges confronting their futures:
So now that we know
that we can make a robot all on our own
We can run it using windows, using Linux or a Mac,
or using bluetooth from our new Android phones
is agnostic to the platforms we run
It can be built from scratch by you or me
programmed wireless or by USB
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We're talking black, white, Asian or Latino...
Arduino makes robotics so much fun....
and within the reach...
With our Arduino...
We can make a better world
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for you.... and .....me...