Arduino for Beginners
Go from Non-Coder to Electronic Prototyper
20+ Lessons | Video Hybrid | Course Certificate
About the Kit
Learn by Doing
Arduino, Coding, Circuits, Sensors
Learn at your own pace
Ask questions when you need help
No previous experience is required, but a basic understanding of programming will better prepare you for success in LR Online Courses.
Online Arduino Course Information
Gain Circuit & Coding Skills by Creating a Woring Device!
What You’ll Learn
Wire Prototypes using Schematics
Reading electrical schematics and wiring diagrams might sound overwhelming.
The modules in this course break down how to interpret wiring diagrams, what the symbols mean, and how to translate that into a wired prototype.
Gain Familiarity with Sensors & I/O
Sensors might be very confusing, but we walk you through the basics, starting with Inputs and Outputs (also known in tech-speak as “I/O”) and working our way through Digital and Analog signals.
If those terms are foreign to you, basically, we’ll teach you how to connect a device to the controller and talk to it with code.
Convert Ideas into Working Devices
We don’t just give you a bunch of projects to copy and paste the answers.
We guide you through a project start to finish and equip you with the process of starting from nothing and making a working electronic prototype.
Learn what components you need, how to wire up the circuit, and how to write code to communicate and make decisions with your sensors.
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What You’ll Build
- Devices that are connected to the environment
- Custom and Unique programs you understand
- Gadgets that complete specific tasks automatically
- Code that can be expanded on for future projects
- Portfolio of technical projects for college apps & resumes
Get the Kit & Take the Course
We Provide the Tools to Make Arduino Fun & Educational
LR Alpha Kit
All the parts you need for both LR Courses
Gain Robotics Skills using Industry Hardware
Reuse components for this course and personal projects
LR EST Patch & Botly Sticker Included!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the LR Alpha Series?
The LR Alpha Series is a collection of robotics courses that provides a roadmap for learning. This course, Arduino for Beginners, is the first course in the series. Once you finish Arduino for Beginners, you’ll be ready to tackle Build Arduino Robots, where we build robots from start to finish. The LR Alpha Series has its own robotics kit, LR Alpha Kit, which has all of the components you need to complete both LR Alpha Series courses.
What if I already know Arduino? Do I need to take this course?
If you already have a strong foundation in Arduino and have built Robots from the component level, start to finish, you do not need to take this course. If any of those topics are fuzzy or unfamiliar to you, you’re welcome to join! This course is designed for beginners (or as a refresher) so that you can build robots on your own.
Do I need anything for the course?
Yes, we recommend getting an Arduino kit for this course. You can purchase the LR Alpha Kit which contains all of the components you need for this course and our first course, Arduino for Beginners.
How difficult is the material to learn?
We won’t sugar-coat this: Learning technical skills is challenging.
However, if you’re determined to review the material and enjoy learning new things, we’ve designed the course to be digestible for even the beginner of beginners.
If you have questions at any point during the course, we’re here to help you.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have 100% Lifetime access to the course. We also don’t impose a time limit on how long you have to complete the course.
If I'm older, can I really learn this stuff?
The content is designed for beginners of all ages, with or without any experience with coding or electronics.
If you have basic computer experience (downloading files, typing, installing programs) and a desire to learn Arduino, then this course is for you!
How long does it take to complete the course?
The course is self-serve, so it really depends on how fast you learn the material and how much time you put into it.
I’ve seen students complete the course in as little as 2 weeks.
Most students spend roughly 1-2 hours working on the course per week.
Do I get a certificate for completing the course?
Yes. After you complete the coursework and score an 80% or better on the final quiz, you’ll be rewarded a Course Certificate.
Who teaches the course?
The instructor for the course is Liz Miller, a Robotics Engineer. Her experience spans tenures at UPenn GRASP Lab, MIT Robotics Prep courses, and Engineering work for United Technologies Corporation.
Liz is also the creator of Learn Robotics and has extensive industry experience writing controls code for a variety of Industrial Automation equipment.
She’s also taught robotics to hundreds of students in person and thousands of students around the globe.
I have a technical question about my specific project. Will you help me?
We are happy to help you with any questions you have about the lessons or course work.
Custom project support is not included in the course. We offer individual consultations booked by the hour if you need assistance with your specific device.
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