Hack your VEX Pick & Drop with Arduino Control I had this really cool idea to make the VEX Pick & Drop kit “automated” by incorporating a motor on the crank shaft. Rather than manually control the arm movements, we’ll program an Arduino Nano (aff. link) to make the system move. If you haven’t already […]
You just got an Arduino robot, and now you want to add a remote control. In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure the HC-06 Bluetooth module to drive a 2WD Arduino Mobile Robot with your Bluetooth keyboard. This guide assumes you have already assembled, wired, and programmed your robot to move forward, backward, left, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]