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IR Sensor vs. Ultrasonic Sensor: What is the difference?

Are you looking for a way to measure distances? Then you’re probably going to want to use an IR sensor or an Ultrasonic sensor. Which one is better? How do you decide which one to use? Find out that and more in this article! We’ll explore both of these sensors and provide some examples of how to apply them in your next project.

7 Tools That Can Help You Build a Prototype

If you’re a creative person like me, then you’re probably curious what tools I use in my robotics projects. In this article, I’m going to share with you seven of my favorite tools that can help you build a prototype. These tools will help you become more productive and allow you to focus on making. […]

Arduino Halloween Project

Arduino Halloween Project: Twitching Eyeball Pumpkin

Halloween is near, and I’ve had a lot of requests for another Arduino Halloween Project. If you didn’t get a chance to look at my Animated Skull project, definitely check that one out too! For this activity, we’re going to be making Twitching Eyeball Pumpkins. (Shoutout to 68percentwater for this idea!) The goal is to […]

Which controller should I use Wemos D1 Mini or NodeMCU

Which controller should I use…Wemos D1 Mini or NodeMCU?

When you’re first learning Arduino, most people recommend using the Arduino Uno. And, I too, agree that the Arduino Uno is a great controller to use when you’re starting. Once you have a better grasp of how to set up your circuit and begin to dabble into your projects, you may want to expand your knowledge […]

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How to fetch data from dweet.io using Python (Tutorial)

For this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through the process of fetching data from dweet.io using Python. Fetch Data from dweet.io using Python dweet.io is a website that is similar to twitter but for connected devices. You can access sensor readings through a dweet.io URL in a JSON format. We will use this website […]

Visualize Data using the Arduino Serial Monitor & Plotter

Today’s post is going to be a bit shorter because I’ve created a video walk-through that explains the how-to’s. So if you’re a visual learner, you’re in luck! Visualize Data using the Arduino IDE I’ve been working on projects lately where data visualization is very important. So, as curious as I am, I wanted to […]

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How to run a STEM Event for K-5 Students

I’m switching gears into an Educational Article for this week! If you haven’t already subscribed to the weekly blog updates, go ahead and drop your email below! Every Wednesday at 11 AM EST, I’ll send you the current week’s blog article, tech news, and any updates to Learn Robotics (events, products, courses, etc). So, if […]

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 […]

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Teach an Electronics Class Without Computers

With a little planning, you can easily host an electronics class without using computers. At least once a month, I have someone ask me, “how do I teach electronics and robotics classes without laptops or computers.” While you might think it’s next to impossible, I’ve developed a comprehensive set of lessons around simple circuits and […]

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