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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
What does a Manufacturing Engineer bring to work? When I first started my Automated Manufacturing job, I wondered what I would need to bring and wear to work to make my job more efficient and effective. Now that I’ve been in the role for over six-months, I wanted to share with you my two […]
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 […]
One of the top questions my students (and frankly, their parents) would ask me after a robotics class, was How do I continue with robotics? or What Arduino kit should I buy [my son/daughter]? We loved the class, but don’t want to lose these skills. What’s next?! Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of Arduino kits you can […]
How do you make money quickly after graduation? It starts by choosing a degree in robotics engineering. I recently came across the career matching website, Sokanu. Sokanu is focused on helping people find their “perfect career” through their online career test. I haven’t taken their test, but presumably, it’s free. You can check out their […]
This week’s robotics challenge focuses on ultrasonic sensors and will enhance your programming skills by utilizing pre-existing code. The true way to get good at something is to PRACTICE. I designed the robotics challenge to help you practice basic skills in an applied way. Program an Ultrasonic Sensor: Have a Solution? Share Your Work! Use […]
You probably stumbled upon this article because you are (or someone you know is) looking to start robotics. Congrats! Read on for some tips on how to get started with robotics!
This is a question I receive quite frequently when friends and family are upgrading or purchasing a new computer. Should I use a Mac or a PC for robotics? While the answer may vary depending on who you ask, I recommend that you consider two things before making that big purchase: What are you planning to […]
The robotics degree at WPI includes a mix of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Robotics classes. When you declare your major as Robotics, you will meet with a faculty adviser in the Robotics department. Specifically at WPI, there are Program Tracking Sheets. Essentially, the tracking sheet is a guideline for which courses you should […]
Now that school is almost out, and a lot of people are searching for a job, I’ve decided to write an article focused on job hunting at a [college] career fair. While this article is intended for current or recent college grads, a lot of these tips can be modified for those looking to get back into […]