OCS - Python Workshop

Published 05 November 2013 by Shane Egan

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We attended the Open Computer Science Python event and organised a workshop to teach young people how to code in Python, to make it a bit more interesting we had a robot that could be controlled remotely.

We made a HTTP web API to allow the Python script to easily communicate to the robot, to make the robot wireless we used wireless 2.4GHz ZigBee XBee modules.

The task was to complete a Python based GUI (using the Tk Library) and use the web API to control the robot, this proved to be a good introduction into event driven programming that had not previously been covered.

Everyone managed to successfully complete the program and control the robot remotely. The event was a success and also included various other workshops: Games programming using PyGame and Web programming in python.

We look forward to the next event and hope to see you there.

Source Code: BitBucket

For a full gallery of images visit: OCS Flickr