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What’s New & Exciting? December 2018 Edition

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I started writing a monthly Learn Robotics update last month as a way to keep track of what we’re doing and where we’re going at Learn Robotics. It’s a little way of keeping myself accountable and making progress each month. Hopefully, you enjoy these updates, and if you have any questions, be sure to direct them to the Facebook page.

The month of December was our busiest of late! I think it’s partially due to the holidays, but also because we were prepping to launch our brand-new eCourse website. (Which, welcome! This article is now on the new site!)

Entertaining Robots

In December, I created the first Robot Mash-up video, which is a collection of a bunch of really cool robot videos. Check it out on our Instagram. And, be sure to follow us if you haven’t already.

Learn Robotics TV (LRTV) is here!

I started the first-ever episode of Learn Robotics TV on December 28th. Learn Robotics TV is a program I want to host monthly (and eventually weekly). Each episode will feature a very specific topic or question in robotics. The idea is that you can submit a question, and I’ll create a mini-episode around it. It’s my goal to make LRTV an educational and entertaining way to Learn Robotics.

Episode 1 was about mobile robot positioning using an (X, Y) coordinate. You can check it out below! And, be sure to like the post if you enjoy this type of content.

Convert (X,Y) coords to Robot Movement (LRTV Ep. 1)

Learn How to Problem Solve a Common Topic in Mobile RobotsWe're exploring Movement Patterns today! Give your robot an (X, Y) coordinate so that it autonomously drives there.That and more on Learn Robotics TV (episode 1).- – -Extras for this episode:Robot used in this video: https://amzn.to/2CDSdlSBeginner Robot Tutorials: https://bit.ly/beginnerbotsGyroscope Sensor: https://amzn.to/2Skse8MMotor Encoder & Optical Scanner: https://amzn.to/2BLkwgR- – -Questions?Leave them below!

Posted by Learn Robotics on Friday, December 28, 2018

Hoodies are Back (and Better)

We also made some modifications to the Learn Robotics Hoodies. Originally, I wanted them to be green and black, but our printer had a tough time creating the exact Kelly green color. So, I modified the design as a black logo with two options for hoodie colors: green and gray. Those have been finalized (and they look pretty sweet). We offer World-Wide shipping to 13 (or so) countries, so grab yours on the store!

We’re looking for Contributors

Are you a maker, hacker, or engineer? Would you like to have your own online column? Well, look no further! We’re looking for weekly/monthly contributors to our blog. Contributors have the opportunity to write tutorials and share their projects with our audience. It’s a great way to build a technical resume and grow an online presence.

This role is designed for someone with a knack for hacking, enjoys building robotics projects, and loves teaching others through experience. Contributors must be able to write at least two articles per month in English. If this sounds interesting to you, please message us on Facebook. Include a short intro paragraph about yourself with a couple of portfolio links and a resume.

Enroll in an Online Robotics Course

Lastly, the much-awaited eCourse site was launched. We had a couple of bugs, but it was really the smoothest transition I could have hoped for.

You can now enroll in our robotics courses directly from the website. We have two courses available now, and many more will be added in the upcoming months. All courses are 30-days and include 1-1 office hours with me. If you successfully complete all the modules and score 80% or better on the final exam, you’ll receive a Course Certificate. Pretty awesome to add to your resume or use it in a college application!

Here are the two courses open for enrollment:

Build Arduino Robots: Beginner Crash-Course on mobile robots. Learn how to build, wire, and program a mobile robot to complete a variety of autonomous challenges.

Arduino for Beginners: Beginner Electronics course to take you from no experience to wiring and programming electronic prototypes. The course is designed to guide you through everything you need to know to gain tangible technical skills in electronics.

And, as I said, we have some more courses launching in the upcoming months, so stay tuned for those. You can drop your email below to get notified of course launches and special discounts!

What do you think of the site? Send me a message on Facebook and let me know your thoughts!

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