Learn How to Build a Ladybug Mobile Robot from Scratch DoIT

Hands-On Assemble, Fabricate and Test a Ladybug Mobile Robot from Scratch or Using Parts or Purchasing a Kit and Do IT!
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4,711 students
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Identify the safety precautions necessary to build the robot
Identify the electronic and mechanical and physical components
Describe the basic function of the elements involved in the robot
Install the various electronics and mechanical components
Assemble the mechanical transmission system for the mobile robot
Assemble the whole LadyBug mobile robot system
Test, run and diagnose problems in the robot system and repair


  • Able to read and communicate in English
  • Basic mathematics
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of electronic and mechanical skills
  • Ability to use basic electronic soldering and fabrication tools


This course is a practical guide to understand the electronic, mechanical parts, and physical guide to building a LadyBug mobile robot. The course starts with a review and inventory of the materials, tools, and components needed to build the LadyBug mobile robots. Describes different functions of both electronic as well as mechanical components; including resistors, capacitors, transistors, infrared LED, phototransistors, IC’s, gears, levers, transmission systems. The course takes the participant step-by-step to identify, install, solder, and test the robot. The course concludes explaining testing methods and procedures to diagnose and repair a LadyBug mobile robot. More importantly, the course provides the students the option to purchase a kit to build and test as well as running their own LadyBug Mobile robot in as little as 1 day.

Who this course is for:

  • Any student, professional, Technician, non-robotics engineers
  • Anyone interested with desire to learn about mobile robots
  • Anyone interested in the electronic manufacturing and assembly
  • Interested in mobile robot systems

Course content

4 sections14 lectures1h 52m total length
  • Course overview
  • Safety, tools and materials
  • Identify Electronic components
  • Identify Mechanical parts


Academy Professor & STEM Int'l Education Consultant
Dr. Oscar Rodriguez, DET
  • 3.7 Instructor Rating
  • 2,561 Reviews
  • 45,206 Students
  • 14 Courses

Oscar “Dr.O” Rodriguez's academic credentials include a combination of international teaching and consulting in engineering and technology. He holds undergraduate degrees in engineering technology (electronics, robotics and instrumentation), a Master's of Science in electronics & computers, a Specialist and doctoral degree in technology  and management. Additionally, Dr. Rodriguez holds various technical professional certifications in electronics manufacturing, advanced manufacturing technologies, fiber optics, renewable energy, robotics, and control systems cybersecurity.

Dr. Rodriguez is also a founding member of the Hispanic Intl Institute of Technology (hitt.education) , a nonprofit online and distance technical training institution.

He has taught engineering and technology for almost 15 years both at corporate sites and college campuses on both cases using a variety of instructional methods including online and distance as well as computer assisted techniques. Additionally, he has developed and implemented numerous STEM projects in the U.S. and Latin America.

Dr. Rodriguez loves teaching and learning, it is a great way to share with others and keep himself committed to lifelong learning.

He looks forward to serving and sharing with many lifelong learners!


Biografía del Instructor

Las credenciales académicas de Oscar “Dr.O” Rodriguez incluyen una combinación de experiencia docente y de consultoría internacional en ingeniería y tecnología.  Él tiene títulos de pregrado y postgrado en electrónica, robótica, computación e instrumentación, especialista y doctorado en tecnologías y gerencia.

El Dr. Rodriguez es tambien miembro fundador del Hispano Internacioinal Instituto de Tecnologias (hiit.education), una institucion de entrenamiento en linea y a distancia.

El Dr. Rodriguez realiza investigación en ingeniería mecatrónica, automatización y robótica, educación a distancia y en línea, transferencia tecnológica, desarrollo de la fuerza de trabajo y educación en las ingenierías y tecnologías.

Con más de 15 años de experiencia combinada en la docencia y la industria, en distintas organizaciones corporativas, también habiendo utilizado diversidad de métodos modernos de instrucción, y habiendo implementado numerosos proyectos en Norte America y América Latina, el Dr. Rodriguez está aquí para ensenar y aprender con aquellos comprometidos con el aprendizaje continuo.

El espera servir y compartir con todos aquellos que están dispuestos aprender continuamente!