2023 `BEST Simulink Summer Workshop Online Series

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2023 `BEST Simulink Summer Workshop Online Series

The BEST Simulink Summer Workshop Online Series will introduce students to programming robots using MATLAB and Simulink.

By BEST Robotics

When and where

Date and time

May 24 · 3pm - June 28 · 4pm PDT



About this event

Learn how to program mobile robots for BEST Robotics using MATLAB and Simulink through this series of six 60-minute online classes held weekly. Each class will add on to the previous week’s lesson, so it’s recommended to attend all 6 classes. Time will be provided after each lesson for Q&A. All are welcome to attend—no experience with MATLAB or Simulink are required.

Topics covered:

Class 1 (May 24th):

  • Introduction to programming using MATLAB
  • Programming basic robot movements

Class 2 (May31st):

  • Introduction to robot simulations using Simulink
  • Programming interactive robot controls

Class 3 (June 7th):

  • Using a distance sensor for autonomy
  • Hardward basics
  • Hardware demo- proportional motor control during obstacle detection

Class 4 (June 14th):

  • Creating custom functionality
  • Hardware demo - External mode Robot Sensors & Actuators

Class 5 (June 21st):

  • Task sequencing with flow diagrams using Stateflow
  • Hardware demo- IR sensor line follower

Class 6 (June 28th):

  • Programming of maze-solving robots
  • Hands-on programming task

Software access:

Get software, install it and install Robotics Playground from Add-ons Explorer

  • Contact technical support with installation issues
  • Contact roboticsarena@mathworks.com for any other showstoppers

Get full workshop files from this link. Download first then go to Examples/Lessons (No need to reinstall Robotic Playground):

Be Sure to Register for EACH WEEK

About the organizer

Organized by
BEST Robotics

BEST Robotics is a national nonprofit that provides STEM Education for workforce development through a FREE afterschool program and competition for students in middle and high school.  We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and determined to overcome the barriers that have led to the underrepresentation in STEM fields of student populations of certain economic status, gender, and geography.