Robotics Study Club

Connecting students with robots!

Vidyasagar Academy proudly launches the Robotics Study Club for the students of Akola and for the rest of the students from Vidarbha. If you are a local student you can call us on 99-60-991-991 for any query. To take admission to our regular courses in robotics, you can contact us.

Connecting students with robots!
3 days / 6 days Short Term Course Newly Launched in Akola

Who can take admission to this course?

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Front side of robotics study club brochure

  1. School student in 8th standard or above
  2. College student in 11-12th std. Science
  3. Engineering student from any stream
  4. Polytechnic student from any stream
  5. ITI student of any stream
  6. Hobbyist, any science teacher

What you will learn in this course?

    1. Basics of ‘C’ programming
    2. Basic electronics hardware of robotic kit
    3. Logic of robotic controlling and programming skill
    4. Basics of digital electronics
    5. Basics of microcontroller (ATMega16) and its architecture
    6. 30+ innovative practical experiments

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      Back side of robotics study club brochure

    7. Less theory more practicals!
    8. Self preparation for advanced robotics study
    9. 1500+ Students enrolled till now and growing
    10. Two way interaction with the faculty and students in the live practical classes.
    11. Exhaustive Training with extensive guidance by expert teacher.
    12. Curriculum has a good mix of both theory and hands on sessions that will give you an insight of industry level development.
    13. Support from Vidyasagar Academy experts for working on your own project ideas.
    14. Student help desk assisting students with issues related to practical and study material.
    15. Fulfils Industrial Training requirement of engineering undergraduates in 3rd B.Sc. & 4th year of B.Tech/BE degree.

Why you should learn robotics through our course?

  1. It will encourage you to do scientific study of robotics by doing DIY simple projects
  2. It will engage you in complex, strategic problem-solving and higher-order thinking
  3. Our course is most popular all over in Maharashtra. We have conducted 100+ workshops of robotics
  4. The students, who completed our course, have been awarded in robotic competitions like GMRT-TIFR,
  5. Technothlon, IIT-Robotryst, Robosapiens, etc.
  6. Our course book ‘LEARN ROBOTICS IN EASY STEPS’ is appreciated by Project Director of MIT and by the faculties of Fergusson College, Pune
  7. This course is taken by 100s of students all over in India through our DLP

Arduino Robotics Certificate Course (Level-1)

This level is the basic level for beginners interested to start their education from scratch, in robotics. We provide complete training kit and detailed notes, free software, lots of supporting study material, difficulty solving sessions during and after completing the course.
Duration of course: 6 days, Eligibility: 7th standard or above, Training Certificate, Fees: Rs.4000/-

AVR Robotics Certificate Course (Level-2)

You can join this course after Level-1 or even directly. From this course you actually understand the advanced controlling of robotics firmware. We provide complete training kit and course book, free software, study sheets, difficulty solving sessions during and after completing the course.
Duration of course: 6 days, Eligibility: 7th standard or above, Training Certificate, Fees: Rs.3200/-

MUC 8051 Robotics Advanced Certificate Course (Level-3)

This is advanced level and to join this course, the student must have completed our Level-1 or Level-2 course, given above. In this course you will learn advanced techniques of robotics and its lots of applications. After joining, you will get 8051 dev. board with complete notes.
Duration of course: 6 days, Eligibility: 7th standard or above, Training Certificate, Fees: Rs.5000/-

Raspberry Pi Certificate Course (Level-4)

Another advanced course to reveal the marvelous world of Raspberry Pi and its wonderful applications. Any student who has complete our Level-3 course can join this course.
We provide complete training kit and course book, free software, study sheets, difficulty solving sessions during and after completing the course.
Duration of course: 10 days, Eligibility: 7th standard or above, Training Certificate, Fees: Rs.10,000/-

MATLAB Certificate Course (Level-5)

This is another advanced course. It contains machine vision with matlab from basic. Student finds lots of avenues to expand his/her knowledge in the field of designing, operation and application of machine vision with matlab with real time hand on practical experience.
Duration of course: 15 days, Eligibility: Any engineering or pure science student, Training Certificate, Fees: Rs.7,000/-

What you will get out of this course fees?

  • Multipurpose kit as per your course, which contains everything for your perfect study.
  • Complete course book/notes related to your selected course.
  • Regular difficulty solving sessions and discussions for life time.

New Batch Starts on Every Monday

  • You will have to take admission on or before Sunday
  • Each batch will be conducted daily 01 Hour
  • Timing: 10AM to 5PM
  • Contact us: 99-60-991-991

Our Goals

  • To develop interest in the field of modern technology and science among students
  • To improve skill and knowledge of students through sharing experiences and information in lectures, practical, demonstration and other group activities
  • To enable students to construct simple mechanical circuits and gain basic understanding of automation in robotics
  • To cultivate public awareness and appreciation of robotics and automation as a hobby and science
  • To motivate students for scientific study in robotics by performing simple projects
  • Encourage members in the development of team and individual projects
  • To extend robotics activities for Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Agricultural activities

Why we should teach robotics to students?

One of the most frequent and widely supported calls for change in contemporary education is for newly envisioned curriculum that integrates math, science and technology content and skills. Although robotics may at first seem exotic but on closer examination, it provides a natural fit with good pedagogy.

It emphasises meaningful problem-based learning, integration and application of knowledge, hands-on learning in cooperative way and demonstrable mastery of new learning!

Robotics engages students in complex, strategic problem-solving and higher-order thinking — a set of skills that is a high priority for 21st century education.

The problem-solving strategy can be introduced in a gradual, self-motivated way so that the beginner students can have satisfying achievements right away and can quickly move on to new challenges in a continuous progression toward greater levels of sophistication.

Perhaps the most compelling reason for a robotics curriculum is that it introduces students to the knowledge, concepts and skills which are needed to understand the intelligent information-based technology of the future: technology that is highly interactive, multi-modal, adaptive and autonomous.
Technology is no longer reserved for academic research labs or the military or government only.

It is hardly controversial to predict that technology systems will be more and more ubiquitous — not just in school and work settings, but in home and recreational lives as well, for people from all walks of life. We can also predict that technology will be increasingly complex and intelligent. Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction but it has become the everyday reality.

To be productive in employment and higher education, today’s student must learn new technology systems on his own or on demand or through such activities like this Robotics Study Club. Now the surface-level familiarity with current applications will not be sufficient.

Students need a deeper foundation of conceptual understanding of technology and productive working strategies for self-learning, trouble-shooting, logical analysis, etc.

Most middle school students today are enthusiastic users and consumers of information technology. They hardly remember a time when there was no Internet, e-mail, cell phones, electronic toys or digital media.

Objectives

Our objective in developing a curriculum that emphasises logical reasoning with intelligent technology is to put students in the role of creating and designing with information technology — not just using and consuming it!

The curriculum and teaching methodology of Robotics Study Club is designed and evaluated to make sure that it provides a friendly, motivating introduction to modern trends in robotics to the students.

It has been field-tested with girls and boys, urban and rural students, gifted and talented students and even with the students in academic distress. We have been inspired and gratified by their enthusiasm for robotics and their creative and skillful accomplishments.

Curriculum & Teaching Methodologies

Robotics is new to everyone! No one expects any teacher to have a specialized background in the fields related to robotics and it is perfectly possible to follow this curriculum without such a background. Because it is new, it provides a special opportunity for teachers to create different sets of skills and attitudes that will help them become life-long learners.

The teacher’s approach can help students share in the enthusiasm for learning new things (and can also help them manage the frustrations that sometimes crop up in the process).

Just like the students, the teacher will find that the more you do this, the easier it gets. We have never seen a learner (adult or child) so “stuck” that there was not a fairly immediate way to simplify a robotics related logical problem or break it down into smaller pieces and go through it again.

Very often, students are struck by how obvious and systematic their improvement is, even over just a few practical and theory sessions.

The teacher will need to make a point of modeling for each of the theory & practical session and encouraging the students. The topics of the curriculum will be as follows:

This curriculum is given as per the book LEARN ROBOTICS IN EASY STEPS, written by D. S. Vidyasagar of RLT College of Science, Akola.

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    Complete course book of our short term robotics courses

    Familiarising with basic robotics concepts:

  • Basic terminologies
  • Introduction to robotics – history and development
  • Mechanical linkage
  • Basic electronics hardware and circuits
  • Memory and its types
  • Understanding ‘C’ & C++ programming language
  • The difference between ‘C’ programming language and embedded ‘C’
  • Hands-on computer based robotics programming
  • Teaching the skills of handling logical conditions in programming
  • Introduction to basic electronics – components and hardware
  • Introduction to logic – AND logic, OR logic & NOT logic
  • Basics of binary and hexadecimal number systems
  • Microcontroller architecture and hardware controls
  • Confronting the students with complex robotics hardware by breaking it into small and easy topics
  • Breaking a larger problem into manageable, step-by-step pieces
  • Testing your understanding and your solutions as you go
  • Working systematically
  • Persisting rather than giving up when something doesn’t work the first time
  • Using all available resources to find answers to questions, look for new building ideas and improve your expertise
  • Relying on, cooperating with and learning from teammates and classmates

Useful links for more details

Online Admission

Formation of Robotics Study Club (RSC)

We formed this club particularly keeping following aims in our mind…

  1. Firstly we formed Robotics Study Club (RSC) for providing quality education at minimum fees, as explained above.
  2. Secondly we make the student capable of doing his own DIY experimentation in robotics after completing our course.
  3. Finally once the student completes the course, we keep this student as a permanent member of RSC and DO NOT charge a single penny for further assistance and help for his future development in robotics.

The school/college student of any course who has interest in robotics is eligible to become member of this club. We recommend the school students from 8th standard onwards to take admission to our course. The membership should be obtained through course admission only.

Technical Guidance

The robotics expert Dattaraj Vidyasagar is working as a Technical Advisor of RSC. He has been working in the field of robotics since last 7 years and has conducted more than 100 workshops in number of renowned schools & colleges all over in Maharashtra.

Many of his students secured awards in robotics competitions like IIT-Robotryst, Robocon Jr., Robosapiens, Technothlon 2015, NIF (National Innovation Foundation), etc.

Recently one of his students, Shridhar Rode (B.Sc.II), Biyani College, Amravati secured First Prize at GMRT-TIFR (Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope & Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Pune Robotics Competition.

He is listed Robotics Teacher by Robosapiens India Pvt. Ltd; an organization run under IIT Delhi and Robomart India. He has published number of articles on robotics in newspapers and magazines to create awareness in students of schools and colleges.

He has also written a book LEARN ROBOTICS IN EASY STEPS, which is appreciated by the Project Director, MAEER’s MIT (ABU Robocon India), Pune and by the Head of Department of Electronics, Fergusson College, Pune.

Lab Setup

  • Microcontroller based automation (embedded & robotics) kits
  • Relevant freeware softwares
  • Mechanical assembly and electrical infrastructure
  • Computer terminals for students – 3 nos.
  • Miscellaneous parts like sensors, motors, connectors, male-female headers, etc.
  • Projector for PowerPoint Presentation

Discussion Sessions

This is by far the most demanding thing while working on hi-tech development. Monthly meetings of students will provide a good channel to refresh the knowledgebase and database together.
Submission of monthly reports and their assessment will be carried out jointly by the concerned teachers.

We will also need to obtain sincere feedback from students, assess their regular work of given tasks and thus decide the future action plan.

Test Examinations

If the students are interested, we can conduct the following tests and activities for their thorough preparation in robotics.

  • Topic wise tests
  • Tests on practical experimentation
  • Group competitions and discussions

Good Practices

  • To develop technical skill and boost innovative ideas within the students
  • Conducting the robotic workshops for 1st year to final year students of all branches
  • To make the students competent for the construction and development of final year project work, by providing them the facility of thorough training, relevant data bank and resources. This will help gain technical knowledge and reduce the outsourcing of students’ project work.
  • Assignments on different topics will be allotted to the students so that they will think and act innovatively
  • To plan educational visits in automated industries to create awareness within the students and give them the opportunity of witnessing modern implementation of robotics on industrial level