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  • Hi Kyla, 

    Thank you for this excellent blog post! It can definitely feel intimidating to post on online discussion forums but no one on this course is judging other people's post; instead, I think everyone is grateful to have others to talk to about their own anxieties about taking further education and juggling this with all of their other responsibilities. 

    As shown by this post, you have important things to say and a lovely way of expressing yourself, so just post when you can and know you will have delighted and engaged readers!

    It can take a while to get oriented to online learning platforms. I still struggle finding my way around the AU MAIS 606 site! Just know you're not alone in this. Check under Communications > News and Announcements every week for my notifications as I try to provide a summary of each week's work there. 

    All the very best for now!


    Emily Cargan May 28, 2023 - 9:01am

  • Hello Adele, 

    Thank you so much for this excellent post. These are wonderful tips that will prove very beneficial to anyone who reads and adopts them. I'll be adopting some of them myself as I have definitely felt as though I am facing a mountain this past year when trying to juggle study and work!

    Your post has also reminded me that I promised to create a cheat sheet for students regarding deadlines for the course. I'll do that later today!

    With all best wishes,


    Emily Cargan May 28, 2023 - 8:31am

  • It took me a while to figure out about this exercise too. Make sure your robot is connected to the system. You need to open serial port by clicking on tools from the top-bar. Then write the command like
    f 50
    then press Ctrl+Enter to execute. 

    I hope this helps.

    Mansimar Bhasin November 7, 2022 - 4:37pm

  • I had an issue where I did not read the instructions properly for this excersise where you need to open the Serial monitor (Tools, Serial Monitor) Ctrl_Shift+ M and you need to enter the speed value for the motors.   That along with the switch on will move the motors.  Just double check that.  I wasted a couple of hours on that silly mistake and even bought new motor boards thinking it was faulty.  Hope that solves your issues.

    Paul Bastos October 30, 2022 - 6:24am