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.
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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.
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
Motors and Motion Started
Robot Brains Started
Servo A-Go-Go! 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!