The Last Black Box (LBB): disclaimer
The LBB course is not a traditional introduction to technology (programming, electronics, etc.). The course follows the principle of "no black boxes". Every piece of technology that you use to build your robot will first be explained in detail. For example, instead of giving you a microcontroller and teaching you to program immediately, we spend the first half of the course building the essential components of a computer. This training style is intense but the mostrewarding and useful for a multitude of neuroscience research areas. Scientists studying the brain (i.e. the last black box) should not have any man-made black boxes getting in their way.
For the course, you will need access to a monitor (with HDMI input, i.e. not a laptop screen), a USB keyboard, and a USB mouse. All other materials will be provided in the NeuroKit. No prior experience in electronics, robotics, or programming is necessary, but a very strong enthusiasm for finding out how the technology around us really works is a must.