Professional Development Course

Robotics with Python - Moreno Valley, CA

This course is geared toward middle school and high school educators, though all educators middle school through college are invited to apply.

Event Calendar Date Times Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Address for Event 23100 Cougar Canyon Drive Moreno Valley, CA 92555 Register for Event


Robotics with Python: cyber:bot & micro:bit

If you’re interested in the micro:bit and especially the Python language, this is your Professional Development (PD)! This course is geared toward middle school and high school educators. The cyber:bot extends the use of the popular BBC micro:bit into real-time robotics using Python code. These are the core skills developed in all Parallax PD courses:

  • Starting-from-scratch software and hardware setup, no experience required
  • An introduction to circuit-building on a breadboard using real-world electronic components
  • Beginner-level physical computing and best coding practices
  • Step-by-step subsystem testing and troubleshooting to build engineering skills

Bring your own: Laptop computer running Windows 7/8/8/10 (not RT), Mac OS, or a Chromebook.

Specific Course Content and Learning Objectives

  • Included in the course is cyber:bot with microbit kit. We will use time installing the software, building and programming the cyber:bot. It will include discussion and tips for implementing these topics into your classroom.
  • Program the cyber:bot for driving distances and speeds, to use sensors for feedback and navigation, and develop an introductory use of Python language
  • Learning objectives: build and program a cyber:bot; program the Microbit microcontroller in Python by writing programs that display messages, remember values, make computations with math operators, and interact with external circuits; and build circuits to apply principles of electronics, including voltage, resistance, current, signal generation, and signal monitoring.
  • Parallax tutorials, standards correlations, and an answer key for educators. We will show you how to apply our cyber:bot in semester-long courses with a specific parts kit and syllabus.

Have questions about our robots and educational resources? Call the Parallax Educator Hotline at 916-701-8625 or email

Robotics with Python - Moreno Valley, CA