Technical Resources


For someone who has never touched robotics before, it can be intimidating getting started. That's why we included these links for anyone who is curiuos or if you would like a robotics refresher! 

General Robotics Resources

Great starting point for understanding different aspects of circuits and the practical fundamentals of electrical systems.

https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/education/

 

Motion - Types of Locomotion

Angular Motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1WbEnPaNc&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=9

Linear Motion - Sliders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySyTBMCptaA&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=8

Transfer of Motion - Gears, Pulleys, Chains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Dubw4ZvcY&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=7

Precision Motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We6t-4wmAMU&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=6

Tread Wheels and Legs Differential Drive

http://www.societyofrobots.com/programming_differentialdrive.shtml

Legs

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/mobility.php

Wheels

https://sites.google.com/site/controlandelectronics/robot-wheels

Arms

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/arms.php

Motors Introduction to DC, Stepper, and Brushless Motors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCMoILgxK8E&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=3

DC motors

http://www.societyofrobots.com/actuators_dcmotors.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbi11bCLd_w&index=2&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Introduction to DC, Servo, and Stepper Motors

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/motors.php

H Bridges for Motor Control

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_bridge

Choosing a Motor

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/motors-and-selecting-the-right-one

Mechanical Structure: Body Frame Types - Discussion of Potential Material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3trGND6Hqs&index=5&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Information on Various Materials

http://www.societyofrobots.com/materials.shtml

Open Sealed etc. Sensor Robotic Sensing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotic_sensing

Types of Robot Sensors

http://www.robotplatform.com/knowledge/sensors/types_of_robot_sensors.html

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/sensors.php

Photoresistors

http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_photoresistor.shtml

Color Sensors

http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_color.shtml

Accelerometers

http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_accelerometer.shtml

General

http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/introduction-129/choosing-sensors-for-your-robot-3254/epage2.html

 

Power Systems

Power Systems

https://sites.google.com/site/controlandelectronics/robot-power-systems

Battery Robotics - general information on batteries

http://www.societyofrobots.com/batteries.shtml

Solar Panels, Fuel Cells - Chemical Energy in general

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Robotics/Components/Power_Sources

 

Software Basics

Programming introduction using BasicX

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/introduction.php

Introduction to programming loops and conditions

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/introduction.php

Programming introduction using Arduino

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A01QOJvDizA%C3%82

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_KJ7Ine1ug

Sensor Specific Code - Artificial Intelligence Learning 

http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~cs572/handout6.pdf

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/artificial-intelligence.php

Other Introduction to Basic Hand and Power Tools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQpYAqDr6ng&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=4

Specialty Tools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9Uik2LH1U&index=1&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Explanations of robot dynamics

http://www.societyofrobots.com/mechanics_dynamics.shtml

LEDs

http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_led_tutorial.shtml

 

Microcontrollers

Notes on Demonstration, Evaluation, Development, and Production

http://stringinthemaze.blogspot.com/2012/09/thoughts-on-microcontroller-platforms.html

Good Microcontroller Video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKT4H0bstH8%20%20%20Microcontrollers%20and%20robotics%20http://home.roboticlab.eu/en/microcontrollers

Redboard vs Arduino Uno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKT4H0bstH8%20%20%20Microcontrollers%20and%20robotics%20http://home.roboticlab.eu/en/microcontrollers

Various Microcontrollers Commonly Used for Robotics

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_microcontrollers.shtml

 

General Websites to Explore

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/

http://www.societyofrobots.com/

https://www.sparkfun.com/