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Sources to Learn More About Robotics and Related Topics

steve g.
Group Organizer
Nashville, TN
Post #: 142
At the Engineering Day Event, many folks were asking how to learn more about building robots and electronics. This topic comes up pretty frequently, so I thought it would be good for us to post some resources we have found useful.

For Tutorials, I would suggest looking at the Adafruit and Sparkfun websites. Both have tutorials sections on their website. Also, check out Make Magazine's site for a information and a store with some helpful books. The Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG) posts tutorials from their meetings on their YouTube channel.

Your local Radio Shack carries books on electronics and Arduinos and sells Arduinos and Parallax microcontrollers as well as parts and sensors.

Coursera, Udacity, and EdX offer University level courses in a variety of fields that may be of interest such as computer science, math, electronics, and Robotics.

Locally, there have been some beginning Arduino, Processing, and 3D printing classes offered. One of our members, Robbie Hunsinger, has taught a beginning Arduino and Processing class locally. She usually posts on our facebook page about upcoming classes. Also, check the Fort Houston Website for class offerings.
Nashville, TN
Post #: 223
Id like to mention Instructables as well. Its a great site with people just like you and me who share their projects from start to finish.
Antioch, TN
Post #: 2
I know this is a long-dead thread, but there's more.
You can pick up a lot of practical electronics knowledge from­

The Art of Electronics just had a new release: http://www.cambridge....­

It's a bit advanced, but for robotics it couldn't hurt to get a copy of Statistical Mechanics. This book covers computational physics.

There's a currently-active MOOC using that book: https://www.coursera....­

It'll also be useful to know about common chip-to-chip communications methods, like I2C, SPI, and CAN.
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