With a lot of people home from work and students learning remotely, I decided to put together an article with options for STEM activities and robotics projects for at-home learning.
Whether you’re bored and are looking for your next project or you have a course to finish and need a little help, this guide is designed as a one-stop-shop for all things robotics and STEM.
Parents can use this guide as a way to keep their children entertained while promoting educational content. Teachers can recommend this guide as a resource for STEM projects and activities.
Adults can use this guide for professional and personal development resources. And lastly, College Students will find this guide useful if they’re working on a Senior Design project or engineering course and need additional learning resources.
No matter where you’re at in your at-home learning journey, you can use and adapt this guide to best suit your needs.
STEM Activities for At-Home Learning
STEM activities are a great way to get students interested in technology careers. You can encourage children by working on STEM activities at home. While it might seem intimidating to teach tech subjects (especially robotics, coding, and circuits), anyone can be a STEM mentor with a little practice.
Teaching STEM at home is easier with a guide. Here are some STEM activities to encourage at-home learning:
- 11 STEM Engineering Activities for Middle School Kids
- STEM Education Resources
- Confused About STEM? Start here.
However, some students might be more interested in building robots and coding devices. If that’s the case, you might want to learn how to make a “real robot” from the comfort of your home.
Resources to Make a Robot at Home
Want to make a robot at home? We’ve put together a five-part tutorial series that walks you through the process of building real robots (start to finish).
Oftentimes robotics kits arrive pre-programmed and all you have to do is connect a smartphone app to drive it around. In these tutorials, you’ll get a feel for what it’s like to be a robotics engineer by making these features, yourself.
How to Build a Robot for Beginners (Part 1) – Click here
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Click here to view all of our step-by-step robotics projects.
Learn At-Home Robotics Classes
If you’re looking for robotics classes online, then you’ll want to check out Learn Robotics Courses.
All Learn Robotics courses include lessons, activities, quizzes, and live chat with an instructor. It’s a great way to introduce at-home learning for technical topics like robotics.
One option is the Special Topics Robotics Course. This course is a “Special Topics” STEM class designed for learners of all levels. The Special Topics Robotics Course has a mix of easy and advanced lessons. If you’re an adult stuck at home or have kids that are interested in STEM activities, then our courses are a great option.
If you’re looking for a more guided approach to learning coding and electronics, then you’ll want to check out Learn Robotics Level 1. This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of wiring components to the Arduino microcontroller.
Our second course, Mobile Robotics, is designed for people who already have some coding and circuit experience. In this course, you’ll learn how to build an autonomous mobile robot from start to finish. Plus, you’ll have direct live-chat access to an instructor as you’re learning the material!
On the other hand, if you’re more of a hobbyist looking for mini-projects to work on, then I recommend using our list of robotics projects you can build at home.
List of Easy Robotics Projects
One of the hardest parts of building a robot is knowing how to get started. In this section, we’ve put together a list of easy robotics projects to point you in the right direction.
Here are a few robotics projects that are great for beginners looking to build robots at home without needing expensive kits or a lot of technical background.
- Build a Robot Line Follower without a Controller
- How to Make a Simple Robot
- Light Following Robot from Scratch
- Intermediate Arduino Robot Projects
For additional robotics projects, you can make at home, be sure to check out our list of 35+ robotics projects.
Additional Robotics Classes to Take from Home
If you’re an engineering student looking for robotics classes and resources, then you’ve come to the right place!
Here’s a list of our most popular robotics resources to help with your studies.
- How to use L298N Motor Driver
- Motor Controller Raspberry Pi & Arduino Configurations
- PWM Servo Control with Raspberry Pi
- How to Power Your Arduino Mobile Robot
- Record a Push Button Sequence with Arduino
- Face Tracking OpenCV, Python, & Arduino
And, if you’re just learning new controllers, we have start-up guides, too.
Depending on your field of engineering and automation, we have specific course guides to help with personal and professional development.
- Best Automation Courses
- Best Robotics Courses
- Best ROS Courses
- Best IoT Courses
- Best Machine Learning Courses
If you plan on doing a lot of online learning, then you may want to check out Coursera Plus. Gain unlimited access to over 3,000 courses and Specializations to advance your career and skillset. Read more about our thoughts on Coursera Plus, here.
Learn Robotics eBooks and Lesson Plans
Lastly, some people learn best with books. We have downloadable eBooks and lesson plans to help you gain robotics, coding, and electronics skills.
Arduino Projects Workbook: Printable workbook packed with 20+ Hours of Unique and Entertaining Arduino projects.
Tiny Robot Project: Build and program a small, hand-sized robot.
Mini WiFi Robot eBook: Learn how to design robots using our 75+ page guide on building connected robots.
Code in Python: Program Meet Edison robots using the Python programming language. Great for people who have Meet Edison robots that want to learn a scripting language.
STEM Activities & Learning At-Home is Challenging But Doable
If you’re stuck at home, continued learning can be a challenge. If you have questions about how to get started with robotics, drop a comment below.
For those of you learning at home for a long time, Learn Robotics is available to help! We offer remote robotics coaching for students and adults looking to improve their technical skills.
Our goal is to help you get to a point where you understand circuits and coding well enough to fire us at the end of your mentorship. (Crazy, right?) All sessions are 100% remote and catered to meet your busy schedule.
You can find out more and sign up to work with an LR Robotics Coach, here.
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