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Build Your Own Robotic Arm Workshop With Arduino And Raspberry Pi


In this 3 hour workshop you will build a robotic arm completely from scratch and then program it using an Arduino and Raspberry-Pi, and learn how to do kinematics, computer vision with an attached Raspberry Pi camera. The session will alternate between learning  and building,  and through this process give you an understanding of modern robotics.

For beginners, by the end of this session, you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of programming an Arduino and connecting various sensors and motors together

  • An overview of Raspberry-Pi

  • An intuitive understanding of electricity and current

  • Knowledge of basic electrical components like breadboards, resistors, LEDs, servo motors and PWM signaling

  • Get an introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Design


For experienced engineers, additional topics include:

  • ROS Robot Operating System
  • Forward and Inverse Kinematics
  • OpenCV - Computer Vision
  • Face Detection, Face Following using your EvoArm
  • Controlling your EvoArm remotely via HTTP Rest API
  • Controlling your EvoArm remotely via ROS
  • Accessing the high-speed camera stream remotely via OpenCV
  • Power Management
  • Robot design, networking, including communication between Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Enabling a robot with Wifi, ROS, and HTTP


You will receive a box of supplies upon arrival, containing more than fifty components, which will be used for learning and for building the robot arm.  Once built, take home your built robot.


Social Distancing Policy For In-Person classes

We take the utmost care to ensure a maximally safe setup. ​The sessions are designed for individual learning and not group activity. 


  • A mask is mandatory at all times with nose and mouth securely covered

  • The instructor will be 15 ft away while teaching, with a large screen TV projecting the build steps on the instructor's desk with high magnification to make the steps crystal clear.

  • Extra cross-ventilation forced air through front to back of building to ensure constant fresh air

  • No more than 6 attendees per session, with 8ft distancing between every individual desk (ask us about private/exclusive sessions for your family!)

  • Gloves, hand sanitizer, lysol wipes will be provided on every desk

  • Desks and chairs are always completely wiped down between sessions


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to talk to us! Phone: 650-318-1534 , Email:



Previous programming experience is *not* required.


What To Bring

For an ideal experience, please bring your own Mac, Windows or Linux laptop with administrative rights to install the Arduino IDE. If you do not have one, a Windows computer will be provided to you for the duration of the workshop.

Note: Chromebooks will not work.


Build Your Own Robotic Arm Workshop With Arduino And Raspberry Pi


    100% will be refunded if you don't show up.



    • Laptop (Mac, Windows, Linux)
    • Face Mask

    Hand sanitizer, gloves, and Lysol wipes will be provided. 

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