"Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin
I have designed this Arduino project course as an opportunity for you to get deep into the messy details of understanding, designing and constructing a simple yet infinitely extensible wheeled robot.
From figuring out what the robot is supposed to do, to selecting the right parts, configuring them, assembling them and testing them, all the way to producing a refined outcome, this project emphasises the iterative process of problem-solving.
By the end of the course, you will have created an Arduino wheeled robot that can navigate towards a light source and avoid obstacles along the way, on its own. But more than that, by the end of the course you will have become a better problem solver. You will have experience in analysing problems and designing solutions. You will be able to integrate simple mechanical parts with motors, batteries, sensors and other electronics.
The ideal student for this course is someone who has completed Arduino Step by Step Getting Started or has a good basic level of understanding of the Arduino. You already know how to write simple sketches and wire components in a breadboard. Although I will be showing the robot building process in great detail, having a basic level understanding of the Arduino will make this project a lot more enjoyable for you.
I invite you to review the free lectures in the first section of the course to find out more details about it.
If you are excited about becoming a Maker with the Arduino, join many other Makers and me in Make an Arduino Robot!
I look forward to learning with you!
Testing what you learned about the sesnors.
Testing your knowledge on servo motors.
Testing what you learned about the assembly process.
Testing the wiring knowledge you got.
Here is a list of ideas to push the limits of the robot and expand its capabilities!
Peter Dalmaris is an electronics hobbyist and Maker, creator of eight online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books.
As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.
A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years in tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.
His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a powerful driver that has guided his own personal development and his work through Tech Explorations.
Peter’s current online courses have helped over 30,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. His video courses include:
* Arduino Step by Step: Your Complete Guide
* Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools
* Raspberry Pi: Full Stack
* Raspberry Pi: Make a Workbench Automation Computer
* Kicad Like a Pro
* The Electronics Workbench: A Setup Guide
* Arduino Fun: Make a High Tech Remote Controlled Car
* Beginning Arduino: Make a environment monitor system
Peter’s books are:
* Kicad Like a Pro: Learn the World’s Favourite Open Source PCB Electronic Design Automation tool
* Raspberry Pi: Full Stack: A whirlwind tour of full-stack web application development on the Raspberry Pi
* Arduino: a comprehensive starting up guide for complete beginners
Hi, I am Vagelis.
I have a degree in Information Technology from University of Piraeus with expertise at Artificial Intelligence. Some projects i did during my studies:
* Website for online hotel booking
* Speech recognition application
* Image analysis
* Chess engine that implemented the MiniMax algorithm in order to beat the human player
* Bomberman-like game
As a life-long learner, my main goal is to learn and in the same time to teach others about technology topics, such as prototyping, programming and artificial intelligence.
My passion is Making and DIY with open source hardware like Arduino. I have a long time relationship with Arduino and some of my projects include:
* Arduino Light seeking and Obstacle avoiding robot
* Arduino Useless box
* Tap recording and playback machine
* Several projects with all kind of sensors that are available for Arduino projects
My latest achievement is the partnership with Peter Dalmaris and the introduction of me to the world of online instructors. With Peter we have published two courses:
* Make an Arduino robot
* Arduino step by step Getting started Projects