Robots Class


7 Lessons

26,528 Enrolled

Beginner Level

Building robots is fun, easy, and can be done by nearly anyone. My class guides you through the tools and techniques you will need to get started building robots

This class was designed with the absolute beginner in mind, and attempts to break down complex concepts into easy bite-sized pieces. It covers the technology you will need to know to build basic little bots that scurry around, to complex robots that use microcontrollers and sensors.

I hope you will join me in the wild world of robotics.

Want to see a robot build in detail and ask questions as it comes together?

Check out a full video of my Simplebots Wobbler webinar on the Instructables Facebook Page.

Enter an Instructables contest!

If you've made an awesome robotics project, try writing an instructable about it and entering it in our Wireless or Wheels contest to win some great prizes!

Class Author:randofo

Randy Sarafan is an artist, designer, inventor, and founder of the Instructables Design Studio. Over the last 10 years he has created hundreds of step-by-step tutorials on diverse subjects ranging from pancakes to self-driving robotic queen-sized beds. He has authored two books, 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer and Simple Bots

His work has been showcased by the NY Times, Popular Mechanics, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, NPR, the BBC, Core77, Boing Boing, and the National Examiner (to name a few). He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and the internet.


Lesson 1: Getting Started With Robots

Begin your journey into the wild world of robotics by learning about basic concepts and tools.

Getting Started With Robots Started

Lesson 2: Basic Electronics Skills for Robotics

A crash course to get yourself started with electronics.

Basic Electronics Skills for Robotics Started

Lesson 3: Motors and Motion

Learn basic skills and techniques for making things that move.

Motors and Motion Started

Lesson 4: Robot Brains

An introduction to the Arduino microcontroller.

Robot Brains Started

Lesson 5: Servo A-Go-Go!

Everything you ever wanted to know - and more - about servo motors!

Servo A-Go-Go! Started

Lesson 6: Sensors

Master the concept of the H-bridge and make a bot that scurries about

Sensors Started

Lesson 7: Modules and Shields

Discover how you can make your bots more robust with basic mechanisms.

Modules and Shields Started

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!