Robotics Fundamentals and Microcontroller Technology Course

Learn how to program microcontrollers and build a robot. Includes instructor support, hands-on labs, online exams and a certificate of completion.

Robotics Fundamentals and Microcontroller Technology Course - build your own robot

This course is the perfect way to learn about Robotics Technology by building circuits, writing programs with a BASIC Stamp 2 development board and actually building a Robot!

Learn from the comfort of your own home and take your exams online. Our highly trained instructors are only a phone call away (or e-mail) from providing you with reassuring assistance whenever you need it.


Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completionBest of all, you’ll earn an impressive Certificate of Completion in Robotics Fundamentals and Microcontroller Technology from CIE Bookstore suitable for framing when you're finished!

Student Evaluation and Grading Method:
Each of the ten assignments/labs concludes with an examination comprising of a multiple-choice test. The final grade will be determined as follows: ten examinations equals 100% of the final grade.

No previous robotics, electronics or programming experience is needed. This certificate course consists of two learning topics - Microcontrollers and Building a Robot.


What's a microcontroller course
A microcontroller is a kind of minitature computer that you can find in many devices.

Learn how to build circuits similar to the ones found in consumer appliances and high-tech gadgets. You will also write computer programs that the BASIC Stamp module will run. These programs will make the BASIC Stamp module monitor and control these circuits so that they perform useful functions.

Learn microcontroller technology with over 40 hands-on activies. After each chapter you will take an online exam to measure what you have learned.


Robotics with the Boe-Bot

Robotics with boe-bot
Students learn to design, construct and program an autonomous robot with hands-on activities and projects will that introduce students to basic robot concepts using the Parallax Boe-Bot robot.

Building and programming a robot is a combination of mechanics, electronics and problem solving. Learn relevant real-world applications that use robotic control with the only differences being the size and sophistication.

The mechanical principles, example program listings and circuits you will use are very similar to (and sometimes the same as) industrial applications developed by engineers.

Learn robotics technology with over 40 hands-on activies. After each chapter you will take an online exam to measure what you have learned.

Course Includes:

  • Robotics Kit with parts and text
  • Microcontroller Kit with parts and text
  • CIE Study Guide with exams
  • Instructor Support
  • Online Exam Center
  • Certificate of Completion


Learn how to do the following:

  • Build circuits with schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Write programs in PBASIC to control the circuits
  • Control motion with a servo motor
  • Display data on a 7-segment LED
  • Assemble and test a robot
  • Robot navigation - tactile, light sensitive with phototransistors and infrared
  • Robot control with distance detection


Enroll today $395!

Everything you need to graduate is included: labs, part kits, instructor support, online exams, textbooks, study guide and a professional certificate of completion. Enroll online below or call (800) 321-2155 and ask for course 02-ROBOT.

Study at home

Distance learning means you can learn from the comfort of your own home and study when it's convenient for you - there are no time limits. We send you the labs & textbooks and you can take your exams online whenever you want. This course includes instructor support so you can call us whenever you need assistance - you never study alone with CIE Bookstore.

Best of all, you’ll earn an impressive Certificate of Completion in Robotics Fundamentals and Microcontroller Techology suitable for framing when you're finished!

Robotics Training Lesson Titles

Lesson 6802A - Hardware, Software and LEDs
Lesson 6804A - Pushbuttons and Controlling Motion
Lesson 6806A - Measuring Rotation and Digital Displays
Lesson 6808A - Pushbuttons, Piezoelectric Speaker and Controlling Motion
Lesson 6810A - Testing the Servos
Lesson 6812A - Assembling the Boe-Bot
Lesson 6814A - Navigation - Tactical and Whiskers
Lesson 6816A - Navigation with Phototransistors
Lesson 6818A - IR Naigation
Lesson 6820A - Robotic Distance Control and Detection

Student Privileges: 

1. Instructor Support: 
Use our toll-free Instructor Hot-line, e-mail or chat room to access our faculty if you ever need assistance with your course work. CIE's dedicated staff of instructors do more than just grade your exams; they help guide you, step-by-step, through your studies and hands-on training.

2. Priority Grading - No waiting
Your submitted exams will be graded and sent back to you within 24 hours.

3. Professional Certificate of Completionfrom CIE Bookstore
After finishing this course you'll receive a certificate of completion.

How do I enroll? 

1. You can order online with a credit card or PayPal (click the 'Add to Cart' button). 

2. Call us at (800) 321-2155 and ask for course 02-ROBOT. 

3. You can mail a check or money order for $423.75 
    (includes $28.75 for shipping/handling) to: 

    CIE Bookstore 
    1776 E. 17th Street 
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Attn: Robotics Course

4. You can send a PayPal transfer of $317.75 to 

Foreign shipping expense will be higher. (This course is in stock.)

Learn how to program Microcontrollers and build a Robot today.

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