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This site is about making basic mechanical and electronic (mechatronic) doo-dads.

Some terms that could describe the topics you’ll find here include mechatronics of course, but we’ll also be talking about items like simple machines, automata, Arduino, and more.

I use affiliate links on some items – which means I may receive a commission if you purchase something on my site (I get a small commission, but you don’t pay any more by using my links than you would if you found any item on your own). You can be confident that I do not recommend anything that I don’t, or wouldn’t use myself. The affiliate commissions help me continue to bring you great information and ideas.

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I offer tips and ideas on how you can get started with simple projects.

Some day you may want to build more sophisticated projects, but for now, starting small might be a good way to get your feet wet. The first thing you might want to do is observe some mechatronics and animatronics in action.

You will be amazed at how easy and fun it is to make objects move with basic levers. So you’ll learn about simple levers. They are one of the most important ingredients in almost all of these types of projects.

This site, Youtube, and even your local library are great resources. Search for terms like animatronics, mechatronics, and robots.

And finally, go online or check out your local hobby store and purchase basic hobby kits that contain gears, motors, and other moving things. Not only will you learn a lot, but you will have tremendous fun!

And now, be sure to click on my blog menu choice at the top of this page to get started here!