Electronics Beginner Workshop

Building a Crawling Robot: SpiderBot

Date: October 11, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, HKU

Explore the captivating world of robotics and create your own spider-like robot! Join our beginner-friendly workshop to learn about basic robotics, including robot components, programming, and building from scratch. Collaborate in small groups to assemble and program your robot, culminating in a fully functional crawling spider. This workshop is the perfect entry point for those eager to delve into the exciting realm of robotics!

Date: October 11, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm

Venue: Makerspace A, Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, HKU

Instructor: Mr Oscar Chung, Former Student Research Assistant of Innovation Wing

Eligibility: Priority to Innovation Wing members. All HKU undergraduate students are welcome to join.

Quota: A limited quota of 20 will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. No prior knowledge is required.


The following topics will be covered in the workshop:

  1. Basics to Electronics
    • Voltage and Current
    • Digital and Analog Electronics
    • Sensors, Actuators and Power Electronics
      • Types of Sensors
      • Types of Actuators
      • Types of Power Electronics
  1. Signalling and Data Transmission
  2. Manufacturing Methods
  3. Screws and Fasteners
  4. Basic Assembly Methods