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create a budget for your robotics program

Create a Budget for your Robotics Program

Are you trying to create a budget for your robotics program? Are you uncertain how much money to factor into your program? Then this article is for you. In this article, I reveal the Robotics Budget Template that I use to create robotics budgets for schools and organizations. But, first, let me introduce some expectations […]

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How to Solder a Digital Clock Project

I’ve always been fascinated by technology, specifically robots (hence why I started Learn Robotics). And one of the critical things about being good at robotics, is becoming good at a variety of skillsets. I speak a lot about how robotics is an interdisciplinary subject that touches on all aspects of mechanics, electronics, and programming. Therefore, […]

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How to Start a Successful Robotics Program

Have you been handed the task to launch a new robotics program, improve an existing robotics class, or incorporate robotics & STEM in your classroom? Are you a teacher or educator plagued by the mysteries of robotics & how to teach it? When I work with schools and teachers, I’m often confronted by confusion: confusion […]

teach a electronics class without computers

Teach an Electronics Class Without Computers

With a little planning, you can easily host an electronics class without using computers. At least once a month, I have someone ask me, “how do I teach electronics and robotics classes without laptops or computers.” While you might think it’s next to impossible, I’ve developed a comprehensive set of lessons around simple circuits and […]

How to Power Your Arduino Mobile Robot

How to Power Your Arduino Mobile Robot

We’ve all gone through it. We’ve built an awesome robot with all sorts of features, but now the time has come to detach it from our computers and run some tests.  You think you’re all set, ready to go, but then you realize, wait… what about power? If you’ve forgotten to add a battery pack into […]

Arduino LCD using Sensor Shield V5

Arduino LCD using Sensor Shield v5

Welcome back to another LR tutorial! In this article, I will show you how to configure your Arduino LCD using Sensor Shield V5. Set aside 30-45 minutes, and you’ll be well on your way to displaying data from your Arduino or Sensors. In my Youth Robotics classes, we use Arduino Mobile Robots. I wanted to include […]

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Toys for Tots Fundraiser Results

The results are in, and we did it! With your help, together we raised over $75 in donations and are able to donate over 20 toys. Not bad for a 3 week fundraiser! All of the toys will be donated to Toys for Tots in Columbus, GA. Because of you, some lucky, and well-deserving children […]

how to create a sustainable robotics program

How to Create a Sustainable Robotics Program

Are you starting a Robotics Program? Do you have an existing robotics program that seems to be “dull” or “outdated”? In this article, I will outline some of the critical points to creating a sustainable robotics program, specifically for Middle and High schools. One of the biggest questions I get from teachers and organizations, alike, […]

Vex Pick and Drop with Arduino

Hack your Hexbug with Arduino Control

Hack your VEX Pick & Drop with Arduino Control I had this really cool idea to make the VEX Pick & Drop kit “automated” by incorporating a motor on the crank shaft. Rather than manually control the arm movements, we’ll program an Arduino Nano (aff. link) to make the system move. If you haven’t already […]

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Open Lab Science & Maker Studio Columbus, GA

We’re officially opening a brand-new space for Science, Math, and Makers. It’s called, Open Lab (by Learn Robotics). Every Saturday evening (6:30pm-7:45pm), starting in January, Learn Robotics will take over Hobby Lobby’s Art Classroom to provide a tech-friendly place for makers, robotics enthusiasts, and tech-minded individuals. Open Lab’s Makerspace & Maker Studio – Columbus, GA Our goal with […]

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Control an Arduino Robot with a Bluetooth Keyboard and Computer

You just got an Arduino robot, and now you want to add a remote control. In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure the HC-06 Bluetooth module to drive a 2WD Arduino Mobile Robot with your Bluetooth keyboard. This guide assumes you have already assembled, wired, and programmed your robot to move forward, backward, left, […]

robots is a good activity for students

Why robotics is a great activity for students

With all the different activities to choose from —dance, gymnastics, soccer, football, music, scouting, etc.— students have many options to pursue. Robotics is becoming a new pastime. Not just a class in school or an organized team. We can all thank Amazon for making everything—including robotics and electronics—more accessible.

Code & Coffee: A Recap from 9/24/17

On September 24th, we launched a NEW class called Code & Coffee. Our small, individualized class was a bunch of fun! Thanks to our kind hosts at Fountain City Coffee in Columbus, GA! The coffee was fantastic, and the coding class was a huge success! In case you missed our class or you attended and […]

How Learn Robotics Can Save Your School Money $

Robotics is an expensive field to get into due to the nature of the equipment, kits, tools, and resources needed to be successful. Here at Learn Robotics, we view robotics education as an investment in an interdisciplinary, STEM/STEAM education. Because the biggest barriers preventing schools from having robotics is the cost and lack of experience […]

Adding Technology to Any Classroom

It’s a new school year and many school districts are implementing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) initiatives within their programs and classes. I won’t go into details about STEM/STEAM, but here’s a great article from Beneylu about STEM in the Classroom. While some teachers will be reinstating their traditional classroom […]

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