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 »
Circuits 1 – Khan Academy
This is an “instructable” on how to hack a cheap remote controlled toy car and turn it into an Arduino powered autonomous robot vehicle. It requires some soldering, so be prepared to mess around with wires on a tiny PCB and learn to de-solder a chip from a board! Once you master that though, you… Read More »
EAGLE stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor. This software offers user friendly, powerful and affordable solutions for PCB design, including Schematic Capture, Board Layout and Autorouter. User Language Programs enable features such as simulation and 3D-visualization. There is a free version of the EAGLE PCB editor, with some features disabled.
Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to take the step from physical prototyping to actual product. We are creating this software in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for… Read More »
A great series of Arduino video tutorials by Jeremy Blum. The series wlaks you from setting up your Arduino prototyping environment and making a single LED blink, to complex experiments like controlling DC motors, LCDs and GPS tracking….
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. There is a wealth of resources on their web-site: tutorials, examples, code libraries and a very active community in the forums.