Mobile Robots for Beginners
By taking this Learn Robotics Level 2 Training, you’ll develop foundational robotics and automation skills that will help you develop mobile robots to solve real-world challenges.
For People with Some Coding Experience Looking for the Easiest Way to Learn how to use Controllers, Sensors, and Motors.
Even if you've never built anything in your life, this course will have you constructing, wiring, and programming an autonomous mobile vehicle. If you have an interest in self-driving cars, robots, and tech, then you'll want to take this course!
Full Technical Roadmap: Learn coding and electronics for robotics
Work Like an Engineer: Design your own sensor and add features
Learn by Doing and Boost Your Critical Thinking Abilities Develop your robot throughout the course!
Show Off Your Talent: Walk away with functional projects you can show off to family, friends, and in your career.
This Course is Action-Packed with Pure Technical Fun:
Before we start: why are you taking this course?
Welcome! How to make the most of this course
The important info you need before building your robot
How will robotics help you in your future?
What materials do you need to create any mobile robot?
What is engineering and how do we iterate designs?
What are robots?
How are robots used in various applications today?
Case Study: How are robots being used in construction?
Case Study: How are robots being used to serve beverages?
Case Study: How are robots used to build cars?
Case Study: How are robots used in research and for navigating tough environments?
Reflection: How are robots used in your life?
What is Robotics Engineering, and why does it matter?
BONUS: Article Download (PDF)
Chapter 2 Quiz: What are robots?
Exploring Common Parts You Need to Build a Robot
How to talk about the sub-systems of a robot
Identify and use components on your robot
This "Sudden flow of electricity" can damage your robot!
Chapter 2 Quiz: Parts of a mobile robot
Step 1: How to attach the motors to the chassis
Step 2: What controllers to use and where to mount them
Step 3: How we power our robot (which batteries to use)
Step 4: Connect the electronics using wires
Step 5: Attach sensors to your robot rover
Chapter 3 Quiz: Robot Assembly
Checkpoint: How's the course going?
Make sure your robot is wired correctly!
Which IDE to use when programming your robot
How to access the Online IDE through Learn Robotics
Open the Learn Robotics IDE
What is the difference between Arduino & Clones?
How to Create Your First Robot Program (Step-by-Step)
The #1 Tip that will prevent your robot from breaking
Chapter 4 Quiz: Robot assembly and setup
What are motors and how do we use them in robotics?
How to program our robot using common coding principles
Robotics Lab: Calculate a value using programming principles
Robotics Lab Review: Calculate a value (Step-by-Step solution)
What is the robot's drivetrain and how do we make our robot move?
How to decipher data sheets for any robot component (motors and sensors)
DOWNLOAD (Motor Data Sheet)
Liz Miller is a robotics engineer with 10+ years of experience who has worked at companies such as Raytheon Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, and Carrier Corporation.
Enroll in our courses, and Learn Robotics with Liz!
~ Dennis Richards Learn Robotics Student
Hint: We can help you get into robotics faster than you think you can...
“I think this course helped me learn how to program in a very basic and easy way and it showed me how to wire a breadboard. I think this course helps to show the basics of coding and is easy to go through and will most likely make you want to move on to a harder course because of what it teaches you. It also is a fun course with a discussion and you can contact other students or teachers.”
“Liz [from Learn Robotics] shares stuff in a way that I understand better, even after paying for a four-year engineering degree. Must-take course if you're trying to break through fundamental concepts without wasting a lot of time.”
“I need to be involved with folks who are just getting started in robotics. I don’t want the technical-robotic information to be over my head, yet. This is the only site I’ve ever come across that stated they were to here help a newbie.
“The course is very easy and understandable. It made me more passionate about robotics and helped me build a clear view of this field. Thank you, Learn Robotics! ”
“Because of Learn Robotics, my son, Allen, scored the highest score of a 5 in his AP Computer Science Class in the 9th grade and received college credit. Thank you. Continue the great work!!”
“Liz at Learn Robotics is fantastic! As a female planning to become an engineer, our daughter was extremely encouraged by Liz in her work. Thank you Liz for an amazing program!”
...And will actually help you get into robotics
If you're feeling like Learn Robotics might be right for you, the best way to see is by giving us a try. But we understand you might also have questions!
Let's see if we can clear some things up for you:
Learn Robotics Mobile Robots for Beginners (Formerly Level 2: Mobile Robotics) was designed to take learners ages 13+ from knowing nothing about robots to being able to understand the robotics industry, write clean code and libraries, and build a working mobile robot from start to finish.
Our program is simply described as "FUN" and helps you build a foundation for more advanced robotics projects later.
YouTube is a fantastic resource with more free tutorials than any individual is capable of watching on improving your robotics skills
We even produce robotics content and free tutorials for robotics hobbyists on YouTube!
But a side effect of only learning on YouTube is that you'll waste dozens of hours learning the same thing, searching for tutorials only to find partial answers and not having precise exercises designed to help you truly learn the skills you're after.
If you want to develop your robotics skills FAST, then Learn Robotics courses are for you.
Plus, what is your time worth?
This program will save you weeks of frustrating time searching for answers and rapidly increase your technology, coding, and problem-solving skills.
For some - that's an investment well spent!
If your time isn't worth that yet...
...Stick to YouTube until it is!
That's awesome! You're in the right spot. We cover the fundamentals and step-by-step process in this course. If you follow along, you'll pick up the skills!
Yes, you will need to purchase parts to build your robot. The Hardware Parts are available through Learn Robotics! We wanted to provide you with a flexible option to take this course.
When you enroll in the course, you'll receive instructions on how to get your kit.
Please note there's an extra shipping fee for learners outside of the United States.
You'll need a computer (any operating system), a Standard USB port, and an Internet connection to complete the course.
We'll send you instructions on how to get the hardware materials upon enrollment (optional, but recommended).
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