The Ultimate Guide for Learning Robotics At Home

These days, more and more people are remaining at home; some are working remotely, taking care of children, or confined due to circumstances beyond their control, with limited social activities possible. 

This moment can be the perfect opportunity to see if you might enjoy the growing field of robotics! Who knows where this might take you, and perhaps like many others, lead you down a path to becoming a robotics enthusiast or expert!

Start Learning About Robotics!

There’s so much to learn about and get involved in robotics; you can start with just one small part of the field or look to cover many simultaneously: learn about programming, electronics, mechanical design and more, or just focus on one area in particular. You can learn about robotics and how to build a robot with the RobotShop community, just like Patrick did on Let's Make Robots

Wondering Where to Start?

Find amazing ideas, suggestions, and resources right here on the RobotShop Community, the ultimate robotics community!

Here are options for all budgets, skill levels, and interests!

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Preteens (~5 to 12 years)

Perhaps you have preteens at home who might get tired of the same routine, or you prefer they use their time more productively? There are many robotics products for entertainment, education and amusement and planting that “seed” of interest may make all the difference in the long-term.

Quick picks:

Ozobot Bit 2.0 Interactive Robot

Expand your child’s horizons with the help of Ozobot Bit Interactive Robot. Ages 8+

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Finch Programmable Mobile Robot Platform

The Finch Programmable Mobile Robot Platform is designed to allow students to write richly interactive programs.

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Teens (~13 to 18 years)

Are you a teenager looking to get a head start on your next science project involving robotics & automation, alternative energy or technology and wondering how best to get started? Take a look at our suggestions below: 

Everyone can get started in Robotics: children, teens and adults!

Quick picks:


ArcBotics Sparki Robot

ArcBotics Sparki Robot

Aaffordable, easy to use, and fun intro to programming, electronics, and robotics

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Makeblock mBot v1.1 Blue STEM Educational Programmable Robot (Bluetooth)

Makeblock mBot v1.1 Programmable Robot

This easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for you to learn STEM. Ages 12+.

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Adults - Beginner

Looking to get started in robotics but want to ensure you have all of the parts needed, but also want something more age appropriate?

Quick picks:

Lynxmotion AL5D 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm

Lynxmotion AL5D Robotic Arm

This robotic kit includes a complete robotic arm, along with a wrist rotate upgrade, a servo controller board, and a USB cable

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EZ-Robot JD Humanoid Robot

EZ-Robot JD Humanoid Robot

 A fully functional humanoid robot built with EZ-Bits;16 degrees of freedom.

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Adults - Advanced

Feel you’re up to the challenge of creating a custom robot, or something more advanced? Already know some of the basics and feel comfortable choosing specific parts, reading datasheets and manuals, this section is for you. 

Quick picks:

UCTRONICS Advanced Starter Learning Kit for Arduino UNO

UCTRONICS Advanced Starter Learning Kit

With this kit, you can learn how to program with Arduino IDE to develop many interesting projects

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unFounder PiCar-S Raspberry Pi 4/3/2/B+ Smart Car Kit

SunFounder PiCar-S Raspberry Pi Smart Car Kit

A cool smart car that can work with Raspberry Pi. With three sensor modules.

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Not sure where this passion will take you, but want to experience the latest and greatest robotics and tech in the comfort of your own home?

Quick Picks

101Hero Pylon 3D Printer (Blue)

101Hero Pylon 3D Printer (Blue)

Designed to be compact and easy-to-use, you simply turn on the printer

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AxiDraw V3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot

AxiDraw V3 Writing & Drawing Robot

Simple precise pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface

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Join the Community!

The RobotShop Community is the ultimate community where you can learn about robotics, see what others have built, ask questions and get to know community members. Join the largest online robotics community for free and get access to: TutorialsRobot postsForumOnline chat and daily news. We hope this gets you started. If you want some expert advice with anything, reach out to us via the RobotShop Forum and we’ll be happy to help.

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