Robotics for Beginners-Build Time Control Robot from scratch

Robotics for Beginners - Learn to build a Time Control Robot and move it in 6 different directions.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2016 English

Course Description

** Last updated on 12 November 2016 **

Learn the basic concepts, constructions and programming required to build a fully function Time Control Robot from Scratch. You will need the simplest but the most powerful and advanced Micro-Controller board called the Arduino UNO for building your Robot.

The power of Robotics 

Robotics is fundamentally a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. It is powerful tool to understand the basic concepts of Computer Science, Mechanical engineering, and Electronics engineering. We will use a simplified version of C++ language for programming our Robot using the Arduino IDE.

Course Content and Overview

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of Robot design and programming. No coding experience is required; all you need is an Arduino, some low cost hardware and electronics component for building the Robot

In this course I will first explain you the basics of Arduino, which is one of the most powerful development boards to get started in electronics. I will explain you in details the installation and setup process for Arduino.

Construction of Robot 

After setting up the Arduino we will  look at the components required for construction of Robot like the Chassis, DC Motors, and Motor Drivers. I have use White Board animation to explain you in-depth the working of

  • Arduno UNO
  • DC Motors
  • H- Bridge circuit.
  • L293D IC
  • Motor Drivers
  • Connection of Arduino to Motor Driver

Programming the Robot

After construction of Robot, we will write the programs for moving the Robot in multiple directions.

We will first write the arduino program to move the Robot in Forward and Backward directions.

Next I will explain you the different types of turns that the Robot can take


We will further write programs for taking Axial Left Turn, Axial Right Turn, Radial Left Turn and Radial Right turn. At last I will show how you can stop the Robot Permanently. 

What are the requirements?

  • No necessary requirement, Basic knowledge of Electronics will be great advantage

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Construct a Robot from Scratch and move in 6 different directions
  • Understand the working of different components necessary for working of Robot
  • Downloadable source codes for all 6 directions

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who are interested in learning the basics of Robotics
  • Arduino Lovers who want to learn more than Arduino basics
  • Students from Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Robotics background are perfectly ideal for this course

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Getting Started
Introduction to Course Content

In this video you will learn the basics of Arduino UNO MicroController Board. 


In this video I will show you how to install the Arduino IDE inside a Windows systems. 


Setting up the IDE is easy but it can become a tedious task if you dont know how to set it up. In this video I will teach you step by step on how to setup the Arduino UNO board with the Arduino IDE 


Time to write some code. In this video I will introduce you to the basics of Arduino programming. We will write a very simple program to blink the Arduino on-board LED 

3 questions

So after understanding the basics of Arduino, lets have a short quiz


In this video I explain you what's a Robot Chassis and how you can choose a Good Robot chassis for building your Robot


After choosing a good Robot chassis, it's now time to look at all the parts that you will require for building the Robot


Finally its Time to construct our Time Control Robot


Motor Driver is a circuit that is use for Controlling the Motors. An arduino cannot provide the necessary Voltage required for running the Motors. So we first connect the Motor driver to Arduino and then power motors using Motor Driver 


The Motor Driver breakout board consist of two H-Bridge which are required for running the Motors. One H-Bridge circuit control one Motor at a time. So in this video you will understand What is an H Bridge?and the working of H bridge


In this video we will look at the wiring connections between Arduino, Motor Driver and DC Motors. 

3 questions

Quiz on Robot construction and Motor Driver


Finally we write the first piece of code for moving our Time Control Robot. In this video we will only the program for the Robot in Forward direction. But after finishing the code do not upload the code inside the Arduino because you will get 3 different types of Output. What are the 3 different types? Check them in the next video


In the previous video we have written the program for moving the Robot Forward. But if you are wiring connections are not proper then you will not the desired output. Check this video to understand these 3 different outputs and make wiring changes between Arduino, Motor Driver and DC Motors


After moving the Robot Forward for 2 sec, its now time to move it Backward for 2 sec


A two wheel robot can take two types of turn


Understand the basic difference between the Axial & Radial turn. 


In this video we will write the code for taking Axial Left turn and Axial Right turn


In this video we will write the code for taking Radial Left turn and Radial Right turn


After moving the Robot in 6 different direction its now time to Stop our Robot. So in this video we will write the programming logic for stopping the Robot.


In the previous video we have written the program to STOP the Robot, but the Robot Stopped only for 5 seconds so in this video I will explain you two things with single piece of code.

  1. How to permanently stop a Robot?
  2. How to execute an arduino program only once?

In this video you will learn how to use functions in Arduino ? Next we will stop the Robot permanently using the Infinity command

Section End Quiz
4 questions
Bonus Lecture

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Instructor Biography

Dinesh Tavasalkar, Engineer, Developer, Technical Trainer, YouTuber

I'm a Professional freelance Trainer and Developer. Over the last 4 years I have conducted more than 100+ trainings covering topics like Robotics, Internet of Things, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Android App Development, 3D Game Development using Unity, Robot Hacking, 3D Printing, Quadcopter, Web Development with Wordpress.

I have conducted one of the Biggest Internet of Things training in India with approximately 600 students present for the event. 

I was invited to judge Android App Development & 3D Game Development event in one of the top Engineering Institutes in Chennai, 

I also have a YouTube channel by the name of EngineersDream, where I teach Android Application Development

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