Have you ever wanted to construct a robot, but just couldn’t get to college in order to do it? The future is still possible. With the advancements in technology as well as the advancements in the internet, you can learn how to program and build a robot without even going to college.
4. Hit the Books: Remember how in school you were given a ton of very large and heavy boring books to peruse that you would later be tested on? Imagine that the subject matter was actually something that interested you, instead of early colonial poetry. You can check out your library first to see if they have any books that could help before committing to paying for a book that may not work out for you. Do not try to buy a book, read it, and then return it. Trust me, the people at bookstores know. Robot Building for Beginners is an awesome book to begin with. One that you really do need to have though, especially if you are not using a robotic kit to build your robot, is Robot Builder’s Bonanza. I know the title may seem silly, but I consider it my robot building bible. There are also some robotic magazines that you can look into including Servo Magazine and Robot Magazine.
5. Check out robotshop.com. They not only have a lot of robotic parts, but they also have a lot of robotic information to help you with your projects. One of their most important tips is to not go big or go home. When it comes to robotics, you need to start small before you can go big. You need to master the electrical components of everything before you can consider building something much larger. Bigger and more complex things will frustrate you if you are just starting out and learning what to do.