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Mountaineer Makerspace: Robotics and Electronics

Robotics and Electronics

The Mountaineer Makerspace is a great place to learn about and play with robotics and electronics. We have Snap Circuits, littleBits, Spheros, Ozobots, and even a drone! Don't worry if you don't know where to start; come in and talk to our experts, or grab one of the books we have on the subject (some of which are shown below)!

Robotics and Electronics Books

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Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

by Kathy Ceceri

Call Number: 629.8 CEC

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot.

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Getting Started with littleBits : Learning and Inventing with Modular Electronics

by Ayah Bdeir and Matt Richardson

Call Number: 621.38 BDE

A guide to using littleBits, the modular electronics platform that allows users to create very simple to very complex electronics by combining individual components that are joined by magnets. Includes instructions for actual projects.

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Arduino Project Handbook : 25 Practical Projects to Get You Started

by Mark Geddes

Call Number: 629.8 GED

A collection of 25 projects for beginners to build with the Arduino microcontroller. Each project includes full-color illustrations, a circuit diagram, and complete code. Covers how to set up Arduino hardware and software to interact with LEDs, sensors, motors, LCD screens, lock systems, and fuses.


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Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots

by Jacob Cohen

Call Number: 629.8 COH

Robots are at the heart of the makerspaces movement, which aims to bring together like-minded computer experts to build collaborative projects. This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. Readers learn how to find these spaces in their local community or even in the local library. They then learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications. Not only does this knowledge inspire a sense of fun, it can also be applied to any number of STEM careers

Robotics Tutorials

Robotics and Electronics in Action



Electronics Tutorials