Intro to Robotics Levels A-D

Intro to Robotics Levels A-D

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Get started learning electronics, coding, and robotics at home with our Intro to Robotics Lessons and Kits. No experience needed! Save $100 by purchasing these four kits together vs. purchasing separately.


Intro to Robotics is designed to start at the very beginning and systematically teach you to work with electrical components, use a Raspberry Pi, write code in Python, and combine all those skills to build a fully mobile programmable robot at home. Along the way you will learn to work with a wide variety of electronics, read schematics, troubleshoot, and craft every line of computer code yourself.

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about intro to robotics

Build a Fully Mobile Robot at Home

Example Project from Level C: Working with Servos

Home Built Robot Sitting on Desk

Real Parts + Real Code = Real Skills

  • Step-by-Step Lessons and Parts Kit
  • Learn to Work with Electrical Components and Build Circuits
  • Use a Raspberry Pi
  • Write Code in Python--the Fastest Growing Computer Language
  • Learn to Troubleshoot, Read Schematics, and More
  • Build a Fully Programmable Mobile Robot at Home

lessons + kit to learn electronics, coding, and robotics

Breadboard circuit including speaker and accelerometer
Wifi router powered by relay
Line following mobile robot
Breadboard wiring for mobile robot
Raspberry Pi camera on mobile robot
Robot sitting on desk in front of compuer monitor

No Experience Needed

  • Learn to Build Circuits with Common Electrical Components
  • Use a Raspberry Pi
  • Write Code in Python--the Fastest Growing Computer Programming Language
  • Use Your New Skills to Construct a Fully Mobile and Programmable Robot

Staying Home? Build a Robot of Your Own

  • Step-by-Step Lessons (we know you've never done this before!)
  • Full Parts Kit to Build Your Robot at Home
  • Self-Paced Lessons Done on Your Schedule
  • Get Your Kids Involved and Learn as a Family
  • Help When You Need It! Our Team is Here to Answer Your Questions and Help Get You Back on Track
Man and boy building line following robot

  • 360 page Level A curriculum containing 18 step-by-step lessons (downloadable PDF file)
  • 570 page Level B curriculum containing 18 step-by-step lessons (downloadable PDF file)
  • 660 page Level C curriculum containing 18 step-by-step lessons (downloadable PDF file)
  • 460 page Level D curriculum containing 18 step-by-step lessons (downloadable PDF file)
  • Raspberry Pi x1
  • 5 volt Power Supply with AC Adapter x1
  • Raspberry Pi Case x1
  • Micro SD Card with Adapter x1
  • Ribbon Cable x1
  • Wedge Assembly x1
  • Battery Holder with Wires x1
  • Breadboard x1
  • LEDs x8
  • RGB LED x2
  • Resistors 220 Ohm x6
  • Resistors 1,000 Ohm x6
  • Resistors 10,000 Ohm x6
  • Pushbutton Switch x3
  • Piezo Speaker x1
  • Slide Switch x1
  • 3x4 Matrix Keypad x1
  • RFID Reader x1
  • RFID Tags x2
  • Analog-to-Digital Converter x1
  • 10k Potentiometer with Knob x1
  • Phototransistor x1
  • Level Shifting Integrated Circuit x1
  • Infrared Obstacle Sensor x3
  • Ultrasonic Range Sensor x1
  • Infrared Line Sensor x3
  • Temperature Sensor x1
  • OLED Display x1
  • Capacitive Touch Sensor x1
  • 220uF Capacitor x2
  • 2200uF Capacitor x1
  • Audio Amplifier x1
  • USB Audio Adapter x1
  • Microphone x1
  • Camera Mount x1
  • Camera Cable x1
  • Camera x1
  • Speaker x1
  • Infrared Receiver x1
  • Infrared Remote with Battery x1
  • Transistors x4
  • Relay Module x1
  • Accelerometer x1
  • Servo Motor x1
  • Dual-Color LED 18mm x1
  • Screwdrivers x2
  • Jumper Wires (Short Male-to-Male)
  • Jumper Wires (Long Male-to-Male)
  • Jumper Wires (Long Male-to-Female)
  • Upper Chassis Plate with Breadboard Attached x1
  • Lower Chassis Plate x1
  • Assorted Chassis Hardware x1
  • Rear Caster Assembly with Ball Bearing Wheel x1
  • Plastic IR Sensor Mounting Hardware x1
  • Ultrasonic Range Sensor with Plastic Mounting Plate x1
  • Camera and Ultrasonic Sensor Mounting Hardware x1
  • Raspberry Pi Chassis Mounting Bracket and Hardware x1
  • Motor Drive Integrated Circuit x1
  • Small Screwdriver (#2 Phillips) x1
  • DC Motor with Wires and Mounting Hardware x2
  • Wheel and Tire Assembly x 2
  • 6xAA Battery Pack with Velcro Mounting Strips x1
  • 9-Volt to 5-Volt Voltage Regulator x1
  • Digital Multimeter x1

The Male model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).
The female model is wearing a size M. She's 5.8 feet (178 cm) tall, chest circumference 34.6" (88 cm), waist circumference 27.16" (69 cm), hip circumference 37.7" (96cm).

The Intro to Robotics program starts at the very beginning teaching you how to work with electrical components, build circuits, use a Raspberry Pi, and write code in Python. As the lessons go on you'll learn to use increasingly complex electrical components, advanced code commands, and finally build a fully mobile robot.

  • Learn how electricity and electrical equipment work
  • Learn to properly use common electrical components that make up circuits including breadboards, batteries, LEDs, resistors, jumper wires, and switches
  • Build both series and parallel circuits and understand how to use Ohm's Law when designing circuits
  • Practice systematic troubleshooting techniques including half-splitting
  • Learn to read schematic drawings
  • Learn to use a Raspberry Pi (a mini computer) including connecting it to peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc.) as well as downloading files and software updates
  • Learn to use several included software packages including Raspbian OS, Nano, and Thonny
  • Learn to to create basic Python programs including comments, merging strings, user input, mathematical functions, lists, if/else statements, and loops to control electrical circuits and create games
  • Learn to identify and correct errors in Python computer programs
  • Work administratively with files, folders, and directories
  • Continue to expand coding knowledge to include functions, advanced list commands, logical operators, while true loops, advanced string techniques, try/except/finally, and multithreaded operations
  • Understand pulse width modulation
  • Learn to work with new types of switches, a matrix-style keypad, potentiometers, phototransistors, infrared sensors, RFID readers, temperature sensors, an I2C display, and ultrasonic range sensors
  • Learn to use Github and adjust for various versions of Python.
  • Work with an analog-to-digital converter integrated circuit
  • Expand project flexibility with networking and remote access
  • Write Bash scripts and using Bash programming
  • Use microphones, speakers, audio amplifiers, and audio software
  • Work with servo motors to add movement to projects
  • Multiple methods for gathering data from internet feeds and databases including API data access as well as how to use data in projects
  • Work with accelerometers and gyros to allow for multi-axis measurements in projects
  • Use relays to control high-powered devices
  • Create your own Graphical User Interface (GUI) using the popular module Tkinter to create a user-friendly interface for programs and display data
  • Build a web server using popular server softwares like Bottle and Apache to add web page control to projects
  • Use a camera to gather data and see real-time events
  • Learn to protect and recover operating files and project data
  • Use a digital multimeter (included in kit)
  • Construct the robot chassis including wheels, motor mounts, and motors
  • Control the robot remotely via VNC
  • Add and configure various sensors, an audio amplifier, and speaker on the robot
  • Use a camera to collect information and see the world from the robot's point of view
  • Set up the mobile power system including gaining understanding of benefits and drawbacks of various battery power options
  • Learn to drive and troubleshoot motors through code including coordinating multiple motors
  • Set up keyboard control of robot while accounting for focus, keypress, and repeat rate issues
  • Build a webpage and use CGI scripts to control the robot remotely
  • Use a web page to view video generated by the robot and trigger the robot to play audio files
  • Continue to improve troubleshooting skills for both electrical circuits and computer programs
  • Continue to gain the skills to independently tackle advanced projects found online
  • Gain the skills to systematically plan large projects including identifying needed functionality, part compatibility, and keep appropriate documentation

The Male model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).
The female model is wearing a size M. She's 5.8 feet (178 cm) tall, chest circumference 34.6" (88 cm), waist circumference 27.16" (69 cm), hip circumference 37.7" (96cm).

Curious to see an Intro to Robotics lessons in action? We provide three full lessons as well as a complete scope and sequence for each level of our program:

  • Click here to view the Scope and Sequence for Level A
  • Click here to view a Level A Sample Lesson A-3
  • Click here to view a Level A Sample Lesson A-15
  • Click here to view the Level A Sample Lesson A-18 (Final Project)
  • Click here to view the Scope and Sequence for Level B
  • Click here to view a Level B Sample Lesson B-5
  • Click here to view a Level B Sample Lesson B-11
  • Click here to view a Level B Sample Lesson B-18 (Final Project)

The Male model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).
The female model is wearing a size M. She's 5.8 feet (178 cm) tall, chest circumference 34.6" (88 cm), waist circumference 27.16" (69 cm), hip circumference 37.7" (96cm).

CUSTOMERS TESTIMONIALS

“Well written, accurate, and very educational. I highly recommend this kit for adults as well as youngsters who are interested in learning these career building skills!”

By Joseph P.

"I am so thankful we purchased it. Level A filled in the gaps and taught him concepts he never fully understood or was never taught. The curriculum is detailed and easy to understand. He has now completed levels A-D and has enjoyed working with the robot and the Pi."

By Julie B.

"This course has been easy enough for me to grasp while being engaging enough to keep his focus. Thank you so much for making something that will fit our life. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! Best investment EVER!"

By Amanda C.

Learn Electronics + Coding + Robotics at Home

Side view of robot sitting on desk
Breadboard circuit featuring OLED screen and jumper wires
Front view of mobile robot
Laptop screen with Raspberry Pi camera image displayed

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BS
09/16/2020
Bret S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Early review of Intro to Robotics A-D

My initial review of the Intro to Robotics A-D is based on my current progress on Level A lessons. I am impressed with the content provided for beginners and experienced alike. Its a great start and pace for the beginner, as well as the more experienced whom merely want to learn a new programming language and brush up on the electronic fundamentals. I look forward to each lesson and how it progresses moving forward. I would recommend to anyone interested and look forward to more levels or extra lessons going forward.

42 Electronics Intro to Robotics Levels A-D Review
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JS
09/03/2020
Jaquelynne S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
No experience, No Problem!

So far my 7 year old and I have have been doing the lessons and they have been very straight forward. What has been wonderful is that the 2 times I was confused, the support team responded quickly and helped me resolve the issue. We are so happy we came across and bought this kit. :)

AC
08/25/2020
Amanda C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
My son LOVES these!!!

This class has been the absolute best thing for my son. He has been diagnosed with high functioning Autism and his fixation is on Robotics, but that is way over my head. This course has been easy enough for me to grasp while being engaging enough to keep his focus. Thank you so much for making something that will fit our life. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! Best investment EVER!

KL
08/23/2020
Kelly L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Kids Love It

We are still using Level A but the kids are loving it so much that we will soon move on to Level B. We originally bought one kit for two kids but they both wanted to be involved in all the activities that we ended up buying a parts-only kit for the second child.

DR
07/26/2020
Deepthi R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Good

My son is 12 years and he is very happy with this product. He is in Level C now. Stuck only two times so far. 1st time I helped him resolving it and your team helped for the second issue. I am extremely happy for the product.

JB
07/20/2020
Julie B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Wonderful curriculum!

At first, I was hesitant to purchase this curriculum. I wasn't sure if this was a good fit for an older teen who has had some robotics experience. I am so thankful we purchased it. Level A filled in the gaps and taught him concepts he never fully understood or was never taught. The curriculum is detailed and easy to understand. He has now completed levels A-D and has enjoyed working with the robot and the Pi. The customer service of 42 Electronics has been amazing! Whenever we had a question or problem, they were super helpful! Thank you so much for creating this program. We would absolutely recommend this program!

YM
07/20/2020
Yoshinori M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Good experience!

A lot of fun to get variable knowledge

EK
07/20/2020
Erin K.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent Home Robotics Program

We have owned Levels A-C since January and purchased D as soon as it came out. My son is in 8th grade. He did this whole program with very minimal help from his dad and me. He didn't really start working on the program until May, and was able to finish all 4 levels by mid July. We loved that this program uses real components and he was able to make a real robot. He can use everything he has learned to make new projects and figure out new problems. For everything that we got this set is a real value and a great introduction to work in technology fields. I recommend it to anyone showing an interest in technology and robotics.

42 Electronics Intro to Robotics Levels A-D Review
JP
07/20/2020
Joseph P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fantastic Python/RaspberryPI/Electronics Training Course

I have always wanted to program a computer to interface with external electronics to do things and this training kit is exactly what I have been looking for. Well written, accurate, and very educational. I highly recommend this kit for adults as well as youngsters who are interested in learning these career building skills!

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