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How to Build a Mobile Robot Using Arduino | Part 4

Ready to make your robot react to its environment using sensors? This week, we are focusing on Infrared Sensors to solve a common challenge in robotics: line following and avoiding.  Now is a good time to make sure your robot can move. If you haven’t completed lesson #3, I recommend checking that out first before proceeding […]

How to Build a Mobile Robot Using Arduino | Part 3

Hello LR Nation! I’m back with Week 3 of the Beginner Bots Tutorial Series. Who’s loving this Robotics tutorial series? If that’s you, go ahead share it (link to Facebook) with your friends! We also have a full Robotics eCourse that dives more into analysis, interactive projects, and includes a completion certificate! Check that out here, […]

How to Build a Mobile Robot Using Arduino | Part 2

Welcome back to Beginner Bots Tutorial #2. This week, we are focusing on assembly, wiring, and learning about sensors. If you haven’t read Part 1 of How to Build a Mobile Robot using Arduino, I recommend checking that lesson out before starting this one! Completely new to the world of robotics? Then, you’ll want to check […]

wemos wifi controlled robot using l298n

WeMos WiFi Controlled Robot using L298N

Hello and welcome back to this week’s Learn Robotics tutorial! I’m going to preface this article by saying, man, did I dig myself into a bit of a hole with this one! For those of you on Instagram, I posted a video saying I was going to build and program a Wifi-connected robot using a […]

Program Arduino IR Remote to Control a Mobile Robot

Program Arduino IR Remote to Control a Mobile Robot

If you liked my article on Controlling an Arduino Mobile Robot using a Bluetooth Keyboard, then you’re in for a real treat! This week’s article will be focused on using an Infrared (IR) sensor to control the Arduino Robot using a TV remote. Before we get started, let’s learn about Infrared signals and sensors, and […]

four steps to writing an Arduino program

Four Steps to Writing an Arduino Program

Are you looking for a quick way to learn Arduino? We have a lot of beginners who visit the site looking for a complete, yet easy-to-understand guide on how to write Arduino programs. I wrote this tutorial to help people build Arduino programming skills in about 15 minutes. Read through this guide, follow the steps, […]

light following arduino robot using photoresistors

Light Following Arduino Robot using Photoresistors

In this article, I will show you a quick and easy way to attach a light sensor to your robot to follow or avoid light. But first, how will we detect light? We will be using photoresistors to determine brightness. A photoresistor, or photo cell, is a light detecting resistor (LDR). Photoresistors act just like […]

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 […]

how to start a robotics program

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 […]

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 […]

control arduino robot with bluetooth keyboard

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, […]

simple guide to arduino programming

The Simple Guide to Writing an Arduino Program

Whether you’re a seasoned programmer or new to coding and robotics, writing an Arduino program is fairly easy. In this article, I’ve outlined everything you need to know to get started with Arduino programming. 

How to Wire a Breadboard

How to Wire a Breadboard

What is a Breadboard? A breadboard is a plastic piece with conductive channels. It’s a solder-less way to connect wires, sensors, and devices to these ports to create prototypes, devices, and electronic circuits. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how easy it is to get started with breadboarding! Parts of a Breadboard Breadboards are composed […]

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