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RS Components releases exclusive Arduino Robot video tutorials

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Series of five videos hosted by Arduino founder Massimo Banzi features guide to using and developing projects with the Robot; now available on RS YouTube channel

 

OXFORD, UK, 4th October, 2013 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has released five exclusive video tutorials that feature Arduino creator Massimo Banzi introducing the Arduino Robot and exploring various characteristics of this new open-source hardware on wheels.

 

The videos were unveiled today at the Maker Faire in Rome, and can be viewed exclusively through the RS YouTube channel in English language, with subtitled versions available in French, German, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese.

 

The series of five 10 minute videos follow an instructive and entertaining journey through the use of the Robot, and show Massimo Banzi, along with Arduino co-founder David Cuartielles and Interaction Designer Xun Yang, having fun with some example projects:

 

  1. Introduction to Arduino Robothow to unbox, mount, and use the Arduino IDE to program the Robot
  2. LOGO and Remote Control your Robot – where to find code examples on the IDE, and how to control the Robot using a universal TV remote
  3. Avoid Obstacles, Create Strategiesuse different technologies to detect distance from the Robot to objects in the room
  4. Following Lines, Going to the Rescue how to follow lines using the IR-array sensor on the motor board
  5. Images and Sounds – how to use the screen and play sound on the Robot’s speaker

 

Massimo Banzi said, “I am very pleased to announce Arduino’s partnership with RS at the Maker Faire. We have worked together to create five exclusive video tutorials, which feature the new Arduino Robot. David Cuartielles and Xun Yang joined me to cover everything from the Arduino Robot essentials to more challenging programming.  This has been a very exciting time for Arduino, and the team is looking forward to learning how followers will be using the Robot.”

 

“These videos from the makers of Arduino give a simple, step-by-step guide to using and developing projects with the Robot,” said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing, RS Components. “The informative yet light-hearted content will appeal equally to existing Arduino enthusiasts and to anyone dipping their toes into the world of computer programming for the first time.”

 

Watch the videos at: http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=arduino

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of £1.24bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

Editorial Contact

Lisa Townsend
PR Manager – EMEA
RS Components
lisa.townsend@rs-components.com
+44 (0)1536 209026

PR Agency Contact

Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR
janice.fenton@publitek.com 
+44 (0)1225 470000

 

Joanne Youson
Global Product Marketing PR Manager
RS Components
joanne.youson@rs-components.com
+44 (0)1536 405752

 

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

 

Relevant Links:

 

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-components.com

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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