Adding Technology to Any Classroom

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,...
Manufacturing Engineer: Two Useful Tools

Manufacturing Engineer: Two Useful Tools

  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,...
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...
Arduino: The Top 5 Arduino Kits Worth Buying

Arduino: The Top 5 Arduino Kits Worth Buying

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...
Robotics Challenge: Ultrasonic Sensor

Robotics Challenge: Ultrasonic Sensor

  Program an Ultrasonic Sensor 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. This week’s robotics challenge focuses on ultrasonic sensors and will enhance your...
Start Robotics with These 3 Ways

Start Robotics with These 3 Ways

You probably stumbled upon this article because you are (or someone you know is) looking to start robotics. Congrats! You are now entering into a world of intense frustration and highly-gratifying satisfaction. Robots do exactly what you tell them to, whether you want...
Should I use Mac or Windows PC for Robotics?

Should I use Mac or Windows PC for Robotics?

Related Article Best Computers for Robotics Engineering – updated 2018 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? While the answer may vary depending on who you...
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