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Arduino

All our courses are project-based so you can learn hands-on. Start with Arduino Step by Step Getting Started, and then pick up at least one project course. From there, you can enroll into intermediate-level courses, like Arduino Step by Step Getting Started or Make an Arduino Wheeled Robot.

A free introduction to the Arduino

Enter a world of electronics, prototyping and programming with this free video course.

I have created this free introductory course to the Arduino for anyone interested in this amazing tool, but was confused, and perhaps even a little scared, about all the different options that are available today.

Arduino Step by Step Getting Started

This course is for the new Arduino Maker. It will teach you how to use the Arduino and learn about electronics and programming.

We designed this course for people just starting now. With our dedicated forum and help desk, you can be sure that you'll have the help you need, when you need it.

Tech Explorations Arduino intermediate level

Arduino Step by Step Getting Started

Completed Arduino Step by Step Getting Started? Already familiar with the Arduino and looking for something more challenging?

This course picks up where Arduino Step by Step Getting Started left off and shows you how to use dozens of external components and advanced build-in features.

Arduino Mobile Development with Blynk

Learn how to use the Blynk platform to create apps for iOS and Android that work with the Arduino Nano 33 IoT and the ESP32 or any other supported device.

With a Blynk smartphone app, you will be able to create powerful applications that integrate your smartphone with any supported device to read data from sensors, control motors, log data, and send out notifications.

This course will introduce you to the Blynk platform through a series of projects based on an Arduino Nano 33 IoT and an ESP32.

Arduino for Beginners with Grove

This course will introduce you to the Arduino by teaching you how to use all of the hardware that comes with the innovative Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino.

The Grove Beginner Kit consists of a single printed circuit board which contains an Arduino board and many common sensors and actuators.

This Kit is ideal for beginners who want to learn electronics and programming without worrying about wires and loose connections.

Grove For Busy People

Grove for Arduino is a system of cables and components that always match.

This course will teach you how to use the Arduino but without the frustration of wires and components that don’t match.

Instead of messing around with breadboards and jumper wires, and struggling to find matching hardware, you can simply use more than 300 Grove standard components, plug them together, and within seconds you have a circuit ready to program with the standard Arduino IDE.

Tech Explorations Advanced Course

 Advanced Arduino Boards and Tools

A tour of advanced Arduinos boards, and the tools that will supercharge your projects.

Learn about some of the best currently available advanced Arduino boards.

Understand what is special about each one, how you can use them in your projects, and what to look out for when you migrate from the Arduino Uno.

Learn about these advanced Arduino boards:

* Arduino Mega 2560
* Arduino Due
* Arduino 101
* Arduino Zero
* Arduino Galileo Gen 2

Arduino: Make an IoT environment monitor

A perfect start for the new maker: learn by creating a gadget that posts your environment data to a Web logging service.

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.

Make an Arduino remote controlled car

Make an Arduino-based radio remote controlled car.

You made an LED to blink, played with sensors, got some motors to spin. What's next?

How about you turbo-boost your Arduino skills by building your own radio remote controlled car?

This course will take you step-by-step and show you how you can take a typical off-the-shelf (boring) RC car and convert it into an Arduino-powered super-fun lab on wheels.

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Make an Arduino Wheeled Robot

Make an autonomous wheeled robot that is attracted to light and can avoid obstacles.

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, you will have become a better problem solver with experience in analysing problems and designing solutions.

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Arduino Robotics with the mBot

An introduction to robotics with the world's friendliest learning robot.

The mBot is an Arduino-based, two-wheel robot that comes with build-in sensors and actuators, and that you can program using mBlock, a graphical programming language.

The main project of Arduino Robotics with the mBot involves programming the mBot to follow an arbitrary black line on the floor. In this project, we combine our robot’s sensors and actuators efficiently to enable it to stay on the line while it travels on it as quickly as possible.

Arduino Step by Step Draft Notes (Free)

The documentation companion from Arduino Step By Step.

This document contains lecture notes from the original Arduino Step by Step video course.

Please be aware that this is a draft document, and has not been thoroughly edited.

It is a complement to the Arduino Step by Step video lectures.

Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers Classroom Resources

The learning resource from the Tech Explorations Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers, licensed to you so that you can use it in your own classroom.

This book contains all of the learning resources included in the Tech Explorations Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers, licensed to you so that you can utilize it in your own classroom.

Getting Started with mBot (eBook)

Make an autonomous wheeled robot that is attracted to light and can avoid obstacles.

The mBot is an Arduino-based, two-wheel robot that comes with build-in sensors and actuators, and that you can program using mBlock, a graphical programming language.

The main project of Arduino Robotics with the mBot involves programming the mBot to follow an arbitrary black line on the floor. In this project, we combine our robot’s sensors and actuators efficiently to enable it to stay on the line while it travels on it as quickly as possible.

Basic electronics for Arduino Makers

An introduction to electronics to help you make the most from your Arduino or other prototyping platform.

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to use commonly used components found in Arduino projects. You will also have learned how to do the relevant measurements and calculations to help you select appropriate components for your projects.

To complete this course, you will need a few cheap and common components and tools: resistors, capacitors, transistors, LED, diodes, and batteries. You will also need a multimeter, a small breadboard and jumper wires. All of these are probably things that you already have.

Basic Mathematics for Electronics

Learn the mathematics you need to be able to solve simple electronic circuits for attributes like voltage, current and power.

Even if you haven't solved a single equation since high-school, this book will help you learn (or re-learn) exactly the mathematics you need to be able to comfortably calculate the main attributes of simple (and more complicated) linear circuits.

This skill is vital for anyone wanting to really understand what is going on in a circuit.

We wrote this book specifically for people that are working with simple electronic circuits such as those that you find in Arduino projects.

 The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide

Setting up your electronics lab at home can be a daunting. This course will help you navigate through the maze of options.

If you are a new Maker, one of the first things you will need to do is to setup your workbench.

This includes setting up your work area, selecting tools and instruments, and sourcing the components, and how to work with electricity and electronic components safely.

This course will show you how to setup your electronics workbench so you can start making your first Arduino or Raspberry Pi gadget with comfort and safety.

Basic electronics for Arduino Makers

An introduction to electronics to help you make the most from your Arduino or other prototyping platform.

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to use commonly used components found in Arduino projects. You will also have learned how to do the relevant measurements and calculations to help you select appropriate components for your projects.

To complete this course, you will need a few cheap and common components and tools: resistors, capacitors, transistors, LED, diodes, and batteries. You will also need a multimeter, a small breadboard and jumper wires. All of these are probably things that you already have.

ESP32 and ESP8266

Do you feel restricted by the limitations of the Arduino Uno?

Are you looking for a powerful, modern micro-controller, ready for the Internet of Things, without breaking your budget?

Check out the ESP32 and ESP8266.

ESP32 for Busy People

Use this powerful microcontroller to turbo-charge your Arduino projects.

The ESP32 is a powerful, low-cost microcontroller that fits well in the Arduino ecosystem.

If you are already using the Arduino in your projects, then you'll love what the ESP32 can do. The ESP32 packs a lot of power: lots of processing power, GPIO's communications options, including a full array of wireless capabilities, and integrated sensor.

This course will help you get up and running with the ESP32 quickly.

ESP32 Unleashed

Take the ESP32 Devkit, add powerful development tools, Cloud services and a bit of creativity, and make an amazing Internet of Things gadget.

If you are a graduate of ESP32 For Busy People, or are already familiar with the ESP32, then ESP32 Unleashed will take your skills to the next level.

ESP32 Unleashed is a project course.

In this course, you will learn how to make an IoT gadget.

You will learn and use the advanced development environment PlatformIO with VS Code, AdafruitIO, IFTTT and Google Assistant to deliver an exciting connected gadget.

MicroPython with the ESP32

With this video course, you will learn how to use the
MicroPython programming language with the ESP32 microcontroller.

With this video course, you will learn how to use the MicroPython programming language with the ESP32 microcontroller.

MicroPython is a high-level programming language specifically designed for microcontrollers and resource-limited embedded devices. Think of MicroPython as "Python for Microcontrollers".

ESP8266: Getting Started

Use this powerful microcontroller to turbo-charge your Arduino projects.

Getting Started with the ESP8266 is a step-by-step course designed to help you create projects using the amazing ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller board even if you are an absolute beginner in electronics, programming, or both.

Raspberry Pi

Our Raspberry Pi courses are project-based. We designed them to help you learn how to build complete systems around the Raspberry Pi.

With a balanced combination of hardware, software, prototyping and design instruction, you will graduate with solid Raspberry Pi skills. All of our courses are supported by dedicated discussion forums and our Help Desk.

Raspberry Pi Full Stack

A whirlwind tour of full-stack web application development on the Raspberry Pi.

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).

Raspberry Pi: Make a Workbench Automation Computer

Build a touch-screen driven application and control appliances and devices using a Raspberry Pi.

With this course you will learn how to use a touch screen connected to your Raspberry Pi to control appliances, a camera and sensor.

In this project, you will build a Bench Computer that can control appliances on your workbench.

Of course, but your Bench Computer to control anything that has an on/off switch. You will also learn how to customise the software to do other tasks.

This is a challenging project for dedicated and determined makers. 

Mine cryptocurrencies with your Raspberry Pi

Use your Raspberry Pi to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, ByteCoin, MagiCoin, and TurtleCoin.

With 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.

This is an unprofitable but rewarding weekend experiment for curious minds.

ESP8266: Getting Started

Use this powerful microcontroller to turbo-charge your Arduino projects.

Getting Started with the ESP8266 is a step-by-step course designed to help you create projects using the amazing ESP8266 WiFi microcontroller board even if you are an absolute beginner in electronics, programming, or both.

KiCad and Fusion 360

With our computer aided design courses you can learn how to design printed circuit boards and objects on a 3D printer. We teach you how to use powerful, and free, software tools, that are compatible with Windows and Mac computers. These skill are essential for any maker who want to create beautifully finished gadgets and projects.

KiCad Like a Pro, 3rd edition

Learn the world's favorite open-source PCB design tool with the world's most comprehensive course and book.

KiCad is an open source and free tool that you can use to design your own PCBs.

It is perhaps the world’s most popular (and, in my opinion, the best) computer-aided design tool for making printed circuit boards. It’s the perfect tool for electronics engineers and hobbyists alike.

Learn KiCad by working on three real-life projects. With each project, you will learn new skills. Create single, to double and quad-layer boards, manually or automatically routed, with rich features that are both practical and beautiful.

Whether you are a hobbyist or an electronics engineer, this course and book will help you become productive quickly, and start designing your own boards.

Design for 3D Printing with Fusion 360

Learn the fundamentals of Fusion 360 while designing practical parts that can be 3D printed.

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to create custom, one-of-a-kind 3-D printed objects for your projects.

This course is concise and practical so that you can get started creating your own designs quickly.

Though a series of 10 projects, you will gradually build up your skills so that you can create increasingly precise and complicated objects.

Tools

To make anything, you need imagination, raw materials, and tools. We can help you with the tools.

The courses in this page will teach you how to use tools such as the multi-meter, the oscilloscope, the soldering iron, the breadboard, and much more.

Oscilloscopes for Busy People

With this course, you will learn how to use the oscilloscope and take your understanding of electronics to the next level.

This course is suitable for Makers that:

* ... are ready to ready to move beyond their multimeter.
* ... are ready to dig deeper and understand what is going on in their circuits over time.
* ... want to understand what is an oscilloscope and how it works before they purchase one.
*  ... already have an oscilloscope but are not sure how to use it.

The oscilloscope is an amazing instrument that can help you gain a deeper understanding of electronics and how devices work.

Being able to see a capacitor charging, or how a PWM signal’s duty cycle changes, can be a powerful tool in your learning journey.

Beyond learning, an oscilloscope is a very useful tool when you work to verify, maintain and troubleshoot electronic devices.

It addition to the multimeter, it gives you the ability to literally probe a circuit and see it working (or not working). Over time, as you become more proficient in using it, the oscilloscope will allow you to know exactly what is going on in a circuit instead of only guessing.

Data acquisition and automation with LabJack

With this video course, you will learn how to use the
LabJack device to perform data acquisition and control (DaQ) operations.

This course is ideal if you want to record a lot of data about the real world from sensors so that you can analyze it later.

For example, you may want to record the volume of water that flows through a pipe, the temperature of a fridge, or the movement of a high-rise building due to winds. And, you may want to do this for ten years without any human intervention.

This course is also ideal if you want to control the environment based on the data collected from sensors.

For example, you may want to adjust the pressure in a water pipe using a variable valve if the pressure sensor shows it is above a certain threshold. Or, you may want to raise an alarm if the temperature of a fridge rises above 0°C.

The Electronics Workbench: a Setup Guide

Setting up your electronics lab at home can be a daunting. This course will help you navigate through the maze of options.

If you are a new Maker, one of the first things you will need to do is to setup your workbench.

This includes setting up your work area, selecting tools and instruments, and sourcing the components, and how to work with electricity and electronic components safely.

This course will show you how to setup your electronics workbench so you can start making your first Arduino or Raspberry Pi gadget with comfort and safety.

Drones

Learn how to assemble, program, and fly an open-source quadcopter. This is a fun project that combines electronics, programming, and the great outdoors.

Make an Open Source Drone

A fun project in which you learn about drones by making one. Use the Pixhawk or Multiwii AIO flight controllers.

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

Go past the basics and explore some of the most exciting features and capabilities of your drone.

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.

I promise, the first time you experience your drone flawlessly execute a mission, you will feel proud and thrilled.

For teachers

STEM education is a creative platform on which teachers can build powerful educational experiences for their students. Projects are at the heart of STEM education. The Arduino is perfect for learning a variety of topics, like programming, electronics, engineering, and art. Want to learn Arduino quickly? Need to get a deeper understanding of Maker Education? We can help.

Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers

Our assisted training program for teachers who want to use the Arduino as part of their STEM curriculum, or as a stand-alone topic.

If you are planning to teach Arduino, electronics and programming to your students or children, this Arduino Bootcamp may be the most effective way to train yourself so you can become a confident Mentor to your students..

We offer you an obligation-free online meeting during which we can discuss your teaching needs and determine if this fast-paced training program is appropriate for you. During this meeting, we can also give you a detailed tour of the course, and answer any questions you may have.

As a graduate of the Arduino Bootcamp you will also receive a copy of the Classroom resources.

Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers Extension Project

Graduated from the Arduino Bootcamp? Create something unique with the Bootcamp Extension Project.

As a graduate of our Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers training proram, you have the option to continue your training.

The Extension Project is an opportunity to tackle a custom project. This project can be anything you can imagine. For example:

1. You can extend the Bootcamp curriculum to include custom lessons.
2. You can develop custom experiments, based on the Arduino, that you can use in your class.
3. You can develop tools that you can use in your science, history or geography classes.

Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers Classroom Resources

All of the learning resources included in the Tech Explorations Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers, licensed to you so that you can use it in your own classroom.

This eBook contains all of the learning resources included in our Arduino Bootcamp for Teachers, licensed to you so that you can utilize it in your own classroom.

Here is a summary of its contents:

* A comprehensive set of lecture notes that will help you and your class to start using the Arduino as a STEM educational platform,
* A set of mini and larger projects to apply and consolidate your learnings by doing,
* A set of quizzes to test your comprehension of facts and figures.

Maker Education Revolution

A book about learning in a high-tech society and how the roles of teachers and students are changing.

Conventional education is struggling to provide the learning environment necessary to help raise the future innovators, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs that advanced societies need. While efforts to transform education in that direction are underway, they are too slow and not decisive enough, resulting in too many of our children being left behind.

In this book, Peter Dalmaris argues that it does not have to be like that.

Using Maker Education as a model for education in the 21st Century, Dr Peter Dalmaris explains how teachers, parents and learners can apply the educational methods of inventors and innovators for the benefit of their students and children.