Learn with our Project courses
Feel like getting your hands dirty?
There is no substitute to learning by doing.
With our project courses, not only you will learn new knowledge, but you will also have ample opportunity to improve your building techniques, learn how to use your tools.
And when a bug shows it's ugly face, you'll have the opportunity to troubleshoot it and fix it, yet another learning opportunity.
Are you ready for your next challenge?
Make an Arduino Wheeled Robot
Robots is a vast topic. It combines mechanical and electrical engineering with electronics, and software. It gets into artificial intelligence, machine learning and many more advanced areas of research and development.
If you are interested in robotics, where do you start?
With the Arduino and this wheeled robot project, of course!
The Arduino is a tiny computer that can sense and control its environment, and, yes, you can build a simple robot with it. The robot in this project will use wheels to move, and sensors to find its way around. It can detect light and avoid obstacles.
You will build it from scratch and learn how everything on it works. How it makes movement decisions, how it uses it sensors, how to monitor its operation remotely, how to test it, and how to improve its performance.
It's also a platform on which you can build your next-gen wheeled robot.
Arduino Robotics with the mBot
This course will introduce you to the mBot, the world’s friendliest educational robotics platform. The mBot is an Arduino-based, two-wheel robot that comes with build-in sensors and actuators, and that you can program using Scratch, a graphical programming language.
Arduino: Make an IoT environment monitor
This project course is designed for beginner makers.
This is the perfect first project, where you will learn how to build an environment monitor gadget, connect it to the Internet, and build a dashboard that shows the readings from your sensor in your browser.
As you build this gadget, you will learn about the basics of creating circuits with the Arduino prototyping board, and programming it to communicate with an Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
Learn to mine cryptocurrencies
Have you wondered what is a "cryptocurrency"? Perhaps you have heard about the Bitcoin but didn't know how to go about learning more about it?
Cryptocurrencies are just one application of the Blockchain technology. The Blockchain is one of those technologies that appear once in a decade, that power applications that can revolutionize many aspects of our lives. Finance, education, law, communications, are just examples.
The Bitcoin and the many other cryptocurrencies that have appeared are based on the Blockchain. These are real currencies that people around the world use to store value and buy or sell things and services.
Their technology is extremely interesting because of their potential applications.
And in this course, you have the opportunity to learn the how to use your Raspberry Pi to mine (a term than means to create through calculations) several cryptocurrencies.
Use your Raspberry Pi to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, ByteCoin, MagiCoin, and TurtleCoin.
Your Raspberry Pi does not have the capability to mine cryptocurrencies profitably, but it can help you understand the basics of cryptography, the process of mining, how to setup a crypto-wallet (and what a crypto-wallet is), and much more.
An unprofitable weekend experiment for curious minds.This course comes as an ebook or as a video course.
Make an Arduino remote controlled car
Prepare to get messy with this classic Arduino project. Find an old remote control car set and convert it into an Arduino-powered one.
This project, is really fun to do, but also very educational. Learn how to transmit data wirelessly between two Arduinos, how to use LiPo batteries, and control motors. You will even learn how to use a Wii Nunchuck game controller as the remote control device for your car.
This is a real fun hardware hacking project for the serious maker.
Make an Open Source Drone
In this course you will learn how to build your own quadcopter drone, from components that you understand their function and operation. You will also use open source firmware that gives you impressive scope for functionality.
You will learn about their mechanical and electronic components and how they interact. You will learn about the software that provides semi-autonomous flight capabilities to drones.
Make an Open Source Drone: More Fun
In this course, you’ll take your knowledge and skill to the next level. You’ll go past the basics and explore some of the most exciting features and capabilities of your drone. Your drone, from simply reacting to your radio instructions, will look as if it has a mind of its own, and fly itself.
Raspberry Pi Full Stack Raspbian
Raspberry Pi: Full Stack, is a hands-on project designed to teach you how to build an Internet-of-Things application based on the world’s most popular embedded computer.
This course will expose you to the full process of developing a web application.
You will learn about how to setup your Raspberry Pi as a web server using a minimal version of the Raspbian operating system, and use the console only to interact with it (no graphical user interface to consume your RPi's limited resources).
You'll continue to learn about how to setup Python in a container dedicated to your web application, install the necessary modules to control the GPIOs and sensors.
And, you will learn to build the web application, one level of the stack at a time, using high-performance open-source software.
Are you serious about conquering the Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi: Make a Workbench Automation Computer
Have you wondered how you can build an application on a Raspberry Pi where you can use a graphical touch-enabled interface to control appliances, and perform other programmable tasks, like take photos and video?
This Raspberry Pi project course will teach you exactly that.
You will learn how to use a touch screen connected to your Raspberry Pi to control appliances, a camera and sensor. In this project, this "Bench Computer" will control appliances on Peter's workbench, but you can customise it to control anything with an on/off switch. You will also learn how to customise the software to do other tasks.
You will learn how to use relays to control mains power appliances, and even how to create a relay control box.
You will also learn how to create a graphical Python application and interact with it via a touch screen, how to use the Raspberry Pi camera to take photos and video, and how to integrate sensors in your designs.
This is a challenging project for dedicated and determined makers.
Are you one of us?