Tech Explorations Make an Arduino Robot [Video]

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  • Use continuous rotation servos
  • Use micro servos
  • Use light sensors to find the bearing of a light source
  • Use a rotating distance sensor to find a free path
  • Design a custom moving robot on a breadboard
  • Understand the basic challenges of robot design
  • Use a prototyping shield to produce a refined prototype

Arduino project course as an opportunity for you to get deep into the messy details of understanding, designing and constructing a simple yet infinitely extensible wheeled robot. From figuring out what the robot is supposed to do, to selecting the right parts, configuring them, assembling them and testing them, all the way to producing a refined outcome, this project emphasizes the iterative process of problem-solving. By the end of the course, you will have created an Arduino wheeled robot that can navigate towards a light source and avoid obstacles along the way, on its own. But more than that, by the end of the course you will have become a better problem solver.

You will have experience in analyzing problems and designing solutions. You will be able to integrate simple mechanical parts with motors, batteries, sensors and other electronics. The ideal student for this course is someone who has completed Arduino Step by Step Getting Started or has a good basic level of understanding of the Arduino. You already know how to write simple sketches and wire components in a breadboard. Although I will be showing the robot building process in great detail, having a basic level understanding of the Arduino will make this project a lot more enjoyable for you.

Style and Approach

An exhaustive course packed with step-by-step instructions, working examples, and helpful advice. This course is divided into clear chunks so you can learn at your own pace and focus on your own area of interest.

  • Create an Arduino wheeled robot
  • Become a better problem solver
  • Experience in analyzing problems and designing solutions
Course Length 7 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781788625289
Date Of Publication 11 Oct 2017


Peter Dalmaris

Peter Dalmaris is an electronics hobbyist and Maker, creator of eight online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books. As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world. A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years in tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate. His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a powerful driver that has guided his own personal development and his work through Tech Explorations. Peter’s current online courses have helped over 30,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. His video courses include:

  • Arduino Step by Step: Your Complete Guide
  • Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools
  • Raspberry Pi: Full Stack
  • Raspberry Pi: Make a Workbench Automation Computer
  • Kicad Like a Pro
  • The Electronics Workbench: A Setup Guide
  • Arduino Fun: Make a High Tech Remote Controlled Car
  • Beginning Arduino: Make a environment monitor system

Peter’s books are:

  • Kicad Like a Pro: Learn the World’s Favourite Open Source PCB Electronic Design
    Automation tool
  • Raspberry Pi: Full Stack: A whirlwind tour of full-stack web application development on
    the Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino: a comprehensive starting up guide for complete beginners

Vagelis Chantzis

Vagelis Chantzis - Tech and DIY enthusiast - has a degree in Information Technology from University of Piraeus with expertise at Artificial Intelligence. Some projects he did during his studies:

  • Website for online hotel booking
  • Speech recognition application
  • Image analysis
  • Chess engine that implemented the MiniMax algorithm in order to beat the human player
  • Bomberman-like game

As a life-long learner, his main goal is to learn and in the same time to teach others about technology topics, such as prototyping, programming and artificial intelligence.

His passion is making and DIY with open source hardware like Arduino. He has a long time relationship with Arduino and some of my projects include:

  • Arduino Light seeking and Obstacle avoiding robot
  • Arduino Useless box
  • Tap recording and playback machine
  • Several projects with all kind of sensors that are available for Arduino projects

His latest achievement is the partnership with Peter Dalmaris and the introduction to the world of online instructors. With Peter we have published two courses:

  • Make an Arduino robot
  • Arduino step by step Getting started Projects