Fusion 360 Tutorial for Robotics (Part 3)

Fusion 360 Tutorial for Robotics (Part 3)

In the previous Fusion 360 tutorials, we learned how to draw two components for our robot arm: a robot base and a Nema23 motor mount. In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to use drawings to create models in Fusion 360. Rather than walk through each...
Fusion 360 Tutorial for Robotics (Part 2)

Fusion 360 Tutorial for Robotics (Part 2)

In the last Fusion 360 tutorial for beginners, you learned how to create a robot base by drawing, combining, and extruding a square, circle, and rectangle. In this tutorial, we’re going to expand on this skillset by creating a motor mount. This component will...
Should You Upgrade a MacBook Pro in 2019?

Should You Upgrade a MacBook Pro in 2019?

Exactly one year ago, I updated my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD. In this article, I want to share my thoughts on whether upgrading your old Mac is worth your time, or if you should buy a new MacBook Pro. Let’s dive into it! Should You Upgrade Your MacBook...
3D print with Anet A8 Starter Guide

3D print with Anet A8 Starter Guide

Do you have an Anet A8, but you’re not sure how to get started? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I’m going to show you how to get started with your Anet A8 3D printer. A lot of these steps translate over to other 3D printer kits as well. Tip: Don’t...
STEM Education Resources

STEM Education Resources

What STEM kits should I use in my classroom? I get asked on the regular about the products I use and recommend for enhancing STEM programs and classrooms. That’s why I put together this page. Here you’ll find a (growing) list of STEM Education Resources specifically...
What’s New and Exciting? Summer 2019

What’s New and Exciting? Summer 2019

It’s summer time! How did 2019 fly by so fast? Back in December, I started these updates as a way to 1) provide valuable updates to the LR community; and 2) keep myself accountable for all the things I say I’m going to do. Somehow I thought I could get...
Build a Twitter Bot with Raspberry Pi

Build a Twitter Bot with Raspberry Pi

Did you know that Twitter is filled with over 15% bots? Pretty crazy, right?! In this article, we will create a different type of robot – a Twitter bot. Twitter bots control a Twitter account via the Twitter API. A Twitter bot is nothing but a script that performs a...
What is the difference between PNP and NPN?

What is the difference between PNP and NPN?

Here on the blog, we spend a lot of time working with 5 VDC sensors and controllers (Arduino, for example). And, a lot of that knowledge is a great primer for getting into Industrial Controllers like PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers). However, when you start...
Arduino Weather Station (Updated 2019)

Arduino Weather Station (Updated 2019)

Recently I shared tutorials on using BME280 sensor and OLED Display with Arduino. I recommend you check it out if you haven’t already. In this article, we will make an indoor Arduino weather station. Previously, we made a simple weather station without sensors....
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