Intro to Robotics Course

Intro to Robotics Course

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Raspberry Pi
+ Python

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72 Self-Paced Lessons

We teach you the how and why behind how each electronic component and line of code. Lessons include 225+ instructional videos.

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200+ Hands-on Projects

Step-by-step activities help you practice your new skills both building circuits and writing code. 

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Equipment Kit

Sets you up with 60+ electronic components, all organized and ready to use during the course and for your own projects later on.

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Help When You Need It

Our team answers your questions and helps troubleshoot.

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We Make It Easy to Learn

  • 72 Self-paced lessons start at the beginning and systematically teach you to work with electronics, write Python code, and build a robot
  • 225+ Instructional videos show you the how and why behind each electronic component and line of code
  • 200+ Hands-on projects help you practice your new skills
  • An organized equipment kit including 60+ electronic components and a Raspberry Pi to use during the lessons and later on for your own projects
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How It Works

1Equipment kit ships to you. High-quality electronic components all organized for you.

2Log in and start learning. Your online classroom account will be ready to go.

3Start working on your own projects. You'll have a core set of skills and equipment.

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  • Raspberry Pi Model 3B
  • 5-volt Power Supply with AC Adapter
  • Raspberry Pi Case
  • Micro SD Card with Adapter
  • Wedge Assembly with Ribbon Cable
  • Battery Holder with Wires
  • Breadboard
  • Male-to-Male Jumper Wires
  • Blue LED
  • Pushbutton Switches
  • 220 Ohm Resistors
  • 1,000 Ohm Resistors
  • 10,000 Ohm Resistors
  • 220uf Capacitors
  • 2200uf Capacitor
  • Capacative Touch Sensor
  • OLED Temperature Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Analog-to-Digital Convertor
  • 10k Potentiometer
  • Phototransistor
  • Level Shifting Integrated Circuit
  • Infrared Obstacle Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Range Sensor
  • Infrared Line Sensor
  • Male-to-Female Jumper Wires
  • RFID Reader
  • RFID Tags
  • Piezo Speaker
  • Piezo Speaker
  • Slide Switch
  • 3x4 Matrix Keypad
  • Relay Module
  • Transistors
  • Infrared Remote with Battery
  • Audio Amplifier
  • USB Audio Adapter
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • Camera Mount
  • Camera Cable
  • Raspberry Pi Camera
  • Servo Motor
  • Accelerometer
  • Dual-Color LED 18mm
  • Screwdrivers
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Motor Drive Integrated Circuit
  • Upper Chassis Plate with Breadboard
  • Lower Chassis Plate
  • Chassis Hardware
  • 9-volt to 5-volt Voltage Regulator
  • 6xAA Battery Pack with Mounting Strips
  • Wheel and Tire Assembly
  • Rear Caster Assembly with Wheel
  • DC Motors with Wires
  • Infrared Obstacle Sensors for Robot
  • Infrared Line Sensors for Robot
  • Ultrasonic Range Sensor with Mounting Plate
  • Camera and Ultrasonic Sensor Mounting Hardware
  • IR Sensor Mounting Hardware
  • Raspberry Pi Chassis Mounting Hardware
  • Small #2 Phillips Screwdriver

Please note, purchase of this course does not include a laptop, tablet, or any other electronic device.

What Our Users Say

Hands working on robot with breadboard circuit

I love your Intro to Robotics Course. The lessons are very detailed. And the combination of video and reading was really good. I had a few problems and Eric was alway available for email questions (not sure he sleeps). I have just started going through it for the second time. Thank you so much. Two thumbs up. Best kit/class ever.


Robot from overhead so breadboard circuit can be viewed

This course has been amazing. I decided to purchase it as I have always wanted to learn robotics. I am a mechanical engineer so have a good handle on electrical concepts and can confirm the course notes are excellent. The hardware is conveniently packaged up which streamlines the lessons and the quality of the components seems good with no faulty components so far. I have also had a lot of support from the staff when I've hit a snag. Can't recommend enough.


Robot on grey engineering mat

I would highly recommend this course because it provides excellent written instructions along with quality components. The written material is a wealth of information that is clearly designed to be used as a resource for any future electronics project. I see the written material and the wide range of components to be a worthwhile investment in my robotics future. Additionally, the support line is extremely responsive.


Robot on green engineering mat

I am halfway through Level B and am very impressed with the excellent quality of electronics instruction! As a retired IT professional and former Computer Science instructor I feel qualified to also evaluate the programming instruction. It is...excellent as well! Both the electronics and programming instruction are easy to follow for students and adults alike and is well-structured in a "one step builds upon another" approach. Highly recommend!


Hand working on robot

The lessons and exercises are well-paced, informative, and delivered in a friendly and inviting manner. I had previous electronics and programming experience, so the first lessons were very easy for me, but still informative, and worthwhile as preparation for the more advanced lessons. I think a good balance has been struck between the amount of theory and practical experience.


Side view of robot

My overall experience using this program has been wonderful. I have enjoyed learning both the hardware and software side of constructing projects, including the final project, the robot.

Allan P.

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Sample Lessons

All lessons are delivered via the online classroom and include video instruction, step-by-step activities, and other materials to support your learning process.

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Sample Lesson

RFID Reader Project

In Lesson B-11 you will learn to use an RFID reader in your projects. Once it's installed in your circuit, you will write the code to program the access cards and then you can tie access to other functions in a project such as keeping a data log or activating an alarm.

Breadboard circuit with a few basic components; RFID reader and jumper wires on table
Breadboard circuit on table with RFID reader added to circuit; jumper wires on table beside circuit
RFID breadboard circuit with all electronic components attached; RFID card, RFID tag, and laptop sitting on table next to circuit
Hand holding RFID tag next to RFID reader on breadboard circuit demonstrating how it is used; RFID card and laptop on table next to circuit
Sample Lesson

Raspberry Pi Camera Project

Gather real time data and write programs to react to it. Lesson C-12 will teach you to use a Raspberry Pi camera. Later on in the course, you'll use those skills to install the camera on the robot and create decision making programs based on what the robot sees.

Breadboard circuit with basic electronic components and GPIO header installed sitting on green engineering mat; Raspberry Pi attached via GPIO cable; camera case, Raspberry Pi camera, and camera cable sitting next to circuit
Green engineering mat on table; sitting on mat is a Raspberry Pi with a camera cable installed; circuit with jumper wires in the background; uninstalled components on table including Raspberry Pi camera, camara case, and SD card
Green engineering mat on table; sitting on mat is a Raspberry Pi with a camera cable installed; circuit with jumper wires in the background; uninstalled components on table including Raspberry Pi camera, camara case, and SD card; Raspberry Pi case is closed and camera cable has been threaded through opening in the case
Green engineering mat on table; Raspberry Pi in clear case sits on mat; camera case has camera cable threaded through it and Raspberry Pi camera is attached to the end of the cable; breadboard circuit with basic components, GPIO ribbon and header, and jumper wires sits in the background
Green engineering mat on table ; hand holds up Raspberry Pi camera in case and attached to camera cable which is attached to a Raspberry Pi in a clear plastic case; the GPIO ribbon and header are attached to a breadboard circuit with basic comonents and jumper wires
Green engineering mat on table; Raspberry Pi camera in case and attached to camera cable sits on mat; in background there is a Raspberry Pi, a GPIO ribbon and header, and a breadboard circuit with basic components and jumper wires

Install and Configure a Robot's Motors

Building a fully mobile and programmable robot means getting those motors installed and calibrated so the robots movements can be accurately controlled. In Lesson D-3 you'll work through installing the motors while building the robot chassis. Later in Lessons D-10 and D-11 you'll learn to work with a motor drive IC, draw on your pulse width modulation knowledge from a previous lesson, and write the code to calibrate the motors.

Robot chassis parts sitting on wood table; parts include upper clear plastic chassis with breadboard; lower clear plastic chassis; two DC motors, one screwdriver; two wheels, one rear caster with ball, and assorted metal hardware
Sitting on wood table, lower clear plastic chassis with one DC motor installed, other DC motor, wheels, upper chassis, hardware, rear caster, screwdriver, and laptop sit on table too
Lower clear plastic chassis sits on table next to laptop with two DC motors and two wheels installed; upper chassis with breadboard, screwdriver, rear caster, and assorted hardware sit on table
Sitting on wood table is a laptop, an upper chassis plate with breadboard, assorted hardware, and screwdriver; the motors, wheels and rear castor have been installed on the lower chassis plate
Partially constructed robot chassis sitting on wood table; includes lower chassis plaste, wheels, DC motors, rear caster, and metal standoffs; on table next to it sits upper chassis plate with breadboard, assorted hardware, screwdriver, and laptop
Completed robot cassis sits on table includes upper and lower chassis, standoffs, DC motors, wheels, rear caster, breadboard on top with jumper wires attached; screwdriver and laptop sit alongside it on a wood table

The Best Way to Learn

Self-Paced Video Lessons

Teach you the how and why behind each electronic component and line of code

Step-by-Step Activities

Help you hone your new skills

High-Quality Equipment Kit

Sets you up with organized components to use both for the course and your own projects later

Help When You Need It

Our team answers your questions

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Beginners Welcome

Not sure where to start on your own projects? Our courses were designed with beginners in mind.

Our courses start with the fundamentals to ensure you have a solid understanding of how every part of a circuit works, how to write each line of code, and how to use a Rapsberry Pi in your projects.

You'll then build on that knowledge systematically lesson-by-lesson to work with increasingly complex components, code, and projects.

By the time you reach the end of the Robotics Course, you'll not only have built a fully mobile and programmable robot, but you'll also have gained a strong skill set (and the equipment) you'll need to tackle your own projects.

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Join Thousands of Users!

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User testimonial: Best way to learn Python
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User testimonial: Really well done course
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