It can be overwhelming and frustrating to find the right learning resources for robotics projects. This course is designed by industry professionals to give you all the tools and skills you need. You'll also need the hardware listed here.

By the end of this course, you'll know how to...

  • Leverage the Arduino platform

  • Describe the inner workings of a stepper motor

  • Command your motor's speed and position

  • Create your own AC motor projects

  • Problem solve to make better projects faster

Course Reviews

What students are saying about our courses:

5 star rating

Great course

kyle paisley

Great mini course. Clear and we'll put together, easy to follow and understand.

Great mini course. Clear and we'll put together, easy to follow and understand.

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5 star rating

Easy steps to follow!

Angelica Paladines

5 star rating


jose Flores

This course is for you

All you need is a grade 10 math and science background, the hardware listed here, and we'll handle the rest.

  • If you want to jump start your education in STEM

  • If you want to learn about stepper motors

  • If you are interested in robotics and 3D printing

Course curriculum

Over 6 hours of video content including step-by-step examples, projects, theory, and more. Quizzes, practice problems, and reference sheets are included in each chapter.

  1. 2
    • Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • A special message to our early adopters...

    • Getting started

    • What you should know before starting this course

    • Prerequisites check

    • Course resources library

    • Before you get started...

  2. 3
    • What you'll get from this chapter

    • Learn fundamentals: How do stepper motors work?

    • Learning check: How do stepper motors work?

    • Hands-on experience: First steps example

    • Chapter recap

    • Chapter feedback

  3. 4
    • What you'll get from this chapter

    • Learn fundamentals: What is full stepping?

    • Learning check: What is full stepping?

    • Hands-on experience: Mini-project part 1

    • Hands-on experience: Mini-project part 2

    • Learning check: Full step mini-project

    • Chapter recap

    • Chapter feedback

  4. 5
    • What you'll get from this chapter

    • Learn fundamentals: Problem solving tools

    • Hands-on experience: Final project part 1

    • Hands-on experience: Final project part 2

    • Hands-on experience: Final project part 3

    • Learning check: Final project

    • Chapter recap

    • Chapter feedback

  5. 6
    • Congratulations!

    • What happens next?

    • Before you go...

How we teach you

We believe there are 3 pillars to a modern education.

  • Hands-on experience

    Having direct, hands-on experience allows you to create cool stuff, plain and simple. This type of training is generally taught in trade and vocational schools or on-the-job training.

  • Understanding fundamentals

    Fundamentals allow you to understand the laws of the universe and how the world around us works. This type of theory is the focus of most college and university courses.

  • Problem solving skills

    Structured problem solving skills and tools allow you to take what you’ve learned about the world and create something unique to solve a problem. We feel this is one of the most valuable skills in STEM.

Instructor Profiles

Course Creator

Omar Laldin, PhD

As a recognized expert with 16+ years R&D and industry experience in the electric motors field, I enjoy taking on a mentor role to instill confidence, and prepare students for their future roles in the workplace. I have held leadership and technical roles in several startups and Fortune 500 firms, spread across 6 countries. I have been personally awarded over $275,000 USD for electric motor-related research and am the author of 7 patents and 16 publications with over 8000 downloads. My work with electric motors has been featured in 6 newspaper and magazine articles.

Course Instructor

Tarryn MacPherson, BASc

As a Sr. Engineer at Gentiam Electronics, I have a breadth of experience across engineering, science, and teaching, spanning over 5+ years. In industry, I have held technical roles in aerospace and vehicle electrification spaces, in areas of product development and testing. I have a pending patent in the electronics-related technology field. I have also spent multiple summers teaching at science and engineering camps for ages 8-14, where I developed an engaging teaching style encouraging students to apply what they learned in the classroom to their passions.

About us

All problems are solvable. At Gentiam Electronics, we believe through exploration, people can solve them. We empower creators and problem-solvers to solve their most compelling problems through, accessible, time-saving innovations, allowing them the freedom to explore.