Arduino is a much cheaper option with more flexibility than VEX. It is however more difficult to find and match components, but with patience and persistence it could be a very satisfying option for learning about robotics, electronics and the Internet of Things.
Even though we love making Arduino projects at Robot-HQ, there is no need to re-invent the wheel by making duplicate Arduino courses. Arduino being a much older platform than VEX, there are tons of resources to be found on the web, and more is added every single day. Therefore, if you’d like to use Arduino, we’d be more than happy to help you, but on this page, we’ll just point you in the right direction. I’ll share some of the links I found very useful when I started out with Arduino a few years ago.
Design / Build / Code / 機器人設計 / 構建 / 程式編輯
Where to start?
Download the Arduino IDE. There are a number of alternative programming solutions, but there is no need for anything else, the native Arduino IDE works very well and is easy to use. If you insist on having a block based environment, there are solutions like Scratch 4 Arduino and mBlock, but be warned that they use a fair bit of Arduinos resources. This in turn limits the size of the programs you can load on your Arduino.
Arduino Courses and Resources
Get Certified as an Arduino Instructor
This course focuses on learning how to teach programming, basic electronics, and additional STEM concepts using the Arduino Uno powered Parallax Shield-bot. You can earn a Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Certification by completing various assignments throughout the course and passing an exam. The Certification may be used as evidence for continuing education credits.
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