What’s New and Exciting? April 2019 Edition

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For the folks in the United States, Happy Memorial Day! Today’s a day for honoring those who’ve served and eating some delicious BBQ.

It’s also that time where I rant about all the cool stuff we did at Learn Robotics in April 2019. This article is designed to give you some insight as to what happened, what’s currently happening, and what’s about to happen on the site.

For daily updates, be sure you’re following the Learn Robotics Instagram (@learnrobotics). I’m a huge fan of Instagram Stories, so you can expect to see the robot projects I’m working on, and soundbites from my week.

And, if you’re looking for the latest posts, I recommend checking out the blog.

Some of our most popular articles in April are below. Be sure to check those out if you haven’t already!

Forget the Arduino IDE: 5 Awesome Alternatives
Connect to Raspberry Pi without a Monitor

Now to this month’s updates!

Lightning Speed Ahead

At the beginning of April, Learn Robotics (the website) received some MEGA server upgrades.

This upgrade has two major advantages:
1) Hundreds of visitors can access the site all at once without experiencing delays; and
2) The website will load a lot faster for everyone accessing it.

For those of you who have been around since the early days, you’ll notice a big improvement on the page load times. I’m not going to say this is the best it will ever be, but it is a significant improvement from what we had even just a month ago. I’m going to continue to optimize the site and make it more efficient so that you continue to have the best experience!

I also have a few things in the works to improve the overall site layout and graphics. One thing I’m working on is creating new and improved course layouts. This will make the courses (hopefully) more enjoyable to take but also more interactive.

Oh, and by the way, we have some new courses launching this summer! Drum roll…

New Courses are Coming Summer 2019

Hot and ready courses are launching Summer 2019!

New Topics include Home Automation (Internet of Things), Raspberry Pi Robots, and PLC programming. These will be full length courses and follow a similar format to the Build Arduino Robots, Arduino Prototyping, and Robots using Scratch courses. Our courses are designed to have over 20+ hours of content and give you a holistic understanding of a robotics topic.

learn robotics online course

We’re also creating short courses to help you build skills in a variety of technical competencies. Short courses are designed to be 1-3 hours long and cover a very specific topic.

Topics will include soldering, how to use tools, and mini programming lessons. My goal is to create digestible bits in a variety of robotics topics. Short courses can help you build skills or solve a specific problem in a short amount of time.

Furthermore, I am in the process of creating a Free and Premium membership option for the site. Rather than pay-per-course, I’d like to offer a bunch of free courses and a bunch of premium (paid) courses for a monthly membership price.

The Purpose of this All

My mission has always been to help over a million (1,000,000) people learn robotics. And to do this, I want to be able to offer a bunch of options for people to build these skills. So, if you enjoy reading tutorials, those will be there.

If you’d rather have content provided in a logical format, we’ll have a growing library of courses. Lastly, if you want the ability to earn certificates and have more interaction with me, then you can enroll in premium courses.

The options are going to expand within the next few months, so I invite you to keep checking back on the site to see when these changes go live!

Want to join the LR movement?

If you want to support all the work that I do, consider Buying me a Coffee. 100% of the proceeds go directly towards developing new robotics content and improving the website experience.


Thanks again for all of your support, and if you’re half as excited for everything we have in store as I am, share this article on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or wherever your favorite online hangout is.

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