Looking for an online class in robotics?

The University of Reading has a free class called Begin Robotics through Future Learn.  The class is 4 weeks long.  Check for when the next class starts.

For other online classes try The University of Pennsylvania’s various robotics classes through Coursera.

If you are the DIY type, here are some good resources for parts.

Adafruit – DIY kits and excellent tutorials
Sparkfun – DIY kits and parts
Digikey – parts
Pololu – robot parts, wires
Solarbotics – kits and BEAM resources
Makershed – Make magazine’s store
Tayda – cheap basic parts
The Soldering Station – Soldering  how to’s

BEAM Resources
Wikipedia Beam Description
Mark Tilden – The Father of Beam

Robot Makers

Let’s Make Robots

Tools We Like & Use

Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter

Weller WLC100 40 Watt Soldering Station

Weller WLC100 Soldering Station






Arduino Uno


ESP 8266 – very cheap microcontroller with WiFi