Category Archives: Resources

Resources, external links, etc.

Soldering tutorials, tips and tricks

Breadboards and hook-up wires are great for prototyping and testing out basic circuits. At some point though, you will want to create something more permanent and robust. Robots move around, bump into things, shake and vibrate and wires tend to disconnect way to easy. Soldering will help fix that! The best part is that even… Read More »

Arduino program / sketch upload speeds

I am working on circuit that will allow me to program my Arduino boards (I have an Arduino Uno and a couple of Arduino Pro Minis) over a wireless Bluetooth connection. I am planning to use my cheap and easy to find HC-06 Bluetooth module  for this. One of the first thing to figure out is the… Read More »

Free Arduino reference guide

Erik Verberne teaches Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Netherlands and looked into the Arduino platform in an attempt to enhance his department’s curriculum. He diligently documented his research and is now sharing it with the community. The result is an e-book of over 200 pages full of examples and tutorials, from Arduino and ATTiny… Read More »

Simple Android apps with App Inventor

App Inventor provides a fast and easy way to build simple apps for Android phones and tablets. It is targeted primarily at those of us with limited, or no experience in Android development. App Inventor has a fairly intuitive graphical interface, where you first visually design the application screen and then add the logic by… Read More »

Free course: Artificial Intelligence for Robotics

A free, on demand course offered by Udacity. Definitely worth checking out… Course Summary: “Learn how to program all the major systems of a robotic car from the leader of Google and  Stanford’s autonomous driving teams. This class will teach you basic methods in Artificial Intelligence, including: probabilistic inference, planning and search, localization, tracking and control,… Read More »

Free Course: Control of Mobile Robots

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. One of the courses included in 2013 is “Control of Mobile Robots” by Magnus Egerstedt, a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. According… Read More »