In this tutorial, I will share with you how to make a smart robotic arm. You can control this arm using a “Master” arm using potentiometers. The “Slave” arm is comprised of servos and will run off of the potentiometer readings. This will mimic manual movements. Along with this feature, the prototype is also smart […]
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to assemble pan/tilt for Arduino servos. This should take you about 20 minutes to fully assemble. In my next tutorial, I’ll show you how to program these servos using Arduino for manual control using potentiometers & buttons. How to Assemble Pan/Tilt for Arduino Servos To start off, you’ll […]
How can I join a robotics team? I get this question quite a bit when I’m talking to people at expos or community events. And, since you’ve landed on this page, I’m sure you’re wondering the same thing.
Have you heard of the Meet Edison Robot? Most recognizable by his orange shell and LEGO™ compatibility, Edison is an educational robot targeted for elementary and middle school classrooms. Meet Edison can be programmed using Edware, which is similar to flow-chart style programming, or a modified version of Python called EdPy. Are you on a […]
I see you! Well, at least the robots will after this lesson! Last lesson we learned about infrared IR sensors, IF statements, and line following/avoiding. This week, we are learning about Ultrasonic Sensors, FOR loops, and object avoidance. Robot using Arduino and Ultrasonic Sensors – Objectives & Materials Each week I will provide you with […]
Are you a teacher or organization looking to implement a STEM or robotics program? Are you also on a tight budget? STEM doesn’t have to break the bank. In this article, I’m going to share with you 4 Elementary STEM Kits Under $40 Worth Buying. Try these kits in your next class, summer camp, or STEM day! Read More…
Should you become a Robotics Engineer? Find out my thoughts in this article.
The Robot Maze Challenge a classic lesson that I like to teach at demos, showcases, short presentations, and guest lectures. With minimal equipment, you can teach students the fundamentals of flowchart programming, logical thinking, process flow, and introductory programming all in one simple activity. Why this STEM Challenge is My Favorite The reason why I […]
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 […]
Are you trying to create a budget for your robotics program? Are you uncertain how much money to factor into your program? Then this article is for you. In this article, I reveal the Robotics Budget Template that I use to create robotics budgets for schools and organizations. But, first, let me introduce some expectations […]
Have you been handed the task to launch a new robotics program, improve an existing robotics class, or incorporate robotics & STEM in your classroom? Are you a teacher or educator plagued by the mysteries of robotics & how to teach it? When I work with schools and teachers, I’m often confronted by confusion: confusion […]
Welcome back to another LR tutorial! In this article, I will show you how to configure your Arduino LCD using Sensor Shield V5. Set aside 30-45 minutes, and you’ll be well on your way to displaying data from your Arduino or Sensors. In my Youth Robotics classes, we use Arduino Mobile Robots. I wanted to include […]
We’re officially opening a brand-new space for Science, Math, and Makers. It’s called, Open Lab (by Learn Robotics). Every Saturday evening (6:30pm-7:45pm), starting in January, Learn Robotics will take over Hobby Lobby’s Art Classroom to provide a tech-friendly place for makers, robotics enthusiasts, and tech-minded individuals. Open Lab’s Makerspace & Maker Studio – Columbus, GA Our goal with […]
With all the different activities to choose from —dance, gymnastics, soccer, football, music, scouting, etc.— students have many options to pursue. Robotics is becoming a new pastime. Not just a class in school or an organized team. We can all thank Amazon for making everything—including robotics and electronics—more accessible.
Robotics is an expensive field to get into due to the nature of the equipment, kits, tools, and resources needed to be successful. Here at Learn Robotics, we view robotics education as an investment in an interdisciplinary, STEM/STEAM education. Because the biggest barriers preventing schools from having robotics is the cost and lack of experience […]