Your 30 Day Coding And Circuits Challenge To Bring You From Beginner To Builder

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A Hands On Story-Telling Experience Led By A Retired NASA Professor.
Repair your broken spaceship, launch into orbit, and make it home alive.

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Your Challenge,

We’re sorry to say it, but you seem to be stuck 100 feet underwater on some alien planet. No worries though, we’ve dealt with this situation thousands of times.

We know this may sound overwhelming, but you need to learn to code and wire so you can fix your destroyed control panel.

While you’re at it, we detected a few other “minor ” repairs you will need to complete. Your solar panel is offline, the air ballast system has failed, your security systems aren’t working, and the worst problem of all, your entertainment system is down.

Again, nothing to stress out over, it’s all fixable with the right tools and training. This repair kit has an excellent success rate and will walk you step by step through each repair mission.

It will take you exactly thirty days to repair your shuttle and we will guide you through all the steps necessary, from coding to wiring up your fancy new hardware setup.

Starting with those dang lights, it’s kind of hard to fix complex systems if you can’t see them. Then we will work all the way to getting your shuttle out of the water and off this backward planet!

Your Challenge,

We’re sorry to say it, but you seem to be stuck 100 feet underwater on some alien planet. No worries though, we’ve dealt with this situation thousands of times.

We know this may sound overwhelming, but you need to learn to code and wire so you can fix your destroyed control panel.

While you’re at it, we detected a few other “minor ” repairs you will need to complete. Your solar panel is offline, the air ballast system has failed, your security systems aren’t working, and the worst problem of all, your entertainment system is down.

Again, nothing to stress out over, it’s all fixable with the right tools and training. This repair kit has an excellent success rate and will walk you step by step through each repair mission.

It will take you exactly thirty days to repair your shuttle and we will guide you through all the steps necessary, from coding to wiring up your fancy new hardware setup.

Starting with those dang lights, it’s kind of hard to fix complex systems if you can’t see them. Then we will work all the way to getting your shuttle out of the water and off this backward planet!

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Your tools that you will be learning how to use while repairing your spaceship...

Your very own computer programmable brain!! Well really its just a microcontroller. We’re going to program this credit card sized device to help us with our repairs. It will automate the tasks that would take forever doing by hand making our lives a bit easier. 

Your bundle of 10 LED’s and a RGB LED allowing you to choose between thousands of unique colors to display. 

Your wires, resistors, and a mini breadboard. These tools allow us to build projects without needing to solder parts together. 

Your OLED display allowing you to display data and text from the HERO board. This will be incredibly handy when we get to repairing the ships control panel. 

Your passive buzzer allowing you to create tones and melodies from your code on the HERO board. 

Your 3 position DIP switch so that you gain even more control over the components in your circuits.

Your custom 4×4 keypad so that you can have a large input array with many different use cases. This comes in handy when we start repairs on your ships security system.

Your rotary encoder allowing you to read data from how much you have rotated the encoder pin. 

Your seven segment display allowing you to output data up to 4 digits. This format makes it great for digital clocks.

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Over 21,392 students have started their adventure!

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

Over 21,392 students have started their adventure!

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

Your missions (Required For Survival),

Problem-solve your way out of all the messy consequences of getting stranded on an alien planet. Every day we will be working together to get you off that unfamiliar planet and getting closer to your return home. We will challenge you, quiz you, reward you, and be there for you when you need help. It won’t be the easiest thing you’ve done but after this 30-day challenge, you will have the knowledge to build your own projects from scratch!

Your missions (Required For Survival),

Problem-solve your way out of all the messy consequences of getting stranded on an alien planet. Every day we will be working together to get you off that unfamiliar planet and getting closer to your return home. We will challenge you, quiz you, reward you, and be there for you when you need help. It won’t be the easiest thing you’ve done but after this 30-day challenge, you will have the knowledge to build your own projects from scratch!

Chapter 1 – Getting you out of the darkness and into the cozy light. In this chapter you will learn how to use your HERO board and basic parts such as LED’s, resistors, the breadboard, and switches.

Chapter 2 – Repair your damaged solar array and refuel your battery. In this chapter you will learn how to read data from your photoresistor and how to use a multi-colored LED.

Chapter 3 – Locking down your ship with proper security systems and alarms. You will learn how to program and wire a keypad and a passive buzzer.

Chapter 4 – Returning you back to the surface of the water and preparing you to get home. You will learn how to use a seven segment display and rotary encoder in these projects.

Chapter 5 – Blast off… Wait – first we need to build you a working launch panel. This is where things get really fun and we add the OLED Display allowing you to have a mini monitor display for your control panel. Put everything together from the previous chapters and get ready to go into space.

Chapter 6 – Defend your ship from incoming invaders and get home safely. In the final chapter you design your own mini-game using the OLED screen and inputs.

Chapter 1 – Getting you out of the darkness and into the cozy light. In this chapter you will learn how to use your HERO board and basic parts such as LED’s, resistors, the breadboard, and switches.

Chapter 2 – Repair your damaged solar array and refuel your battery. In this chapter you will learn how to read data from your photoresistor and how to use a multi-colored LED.

Chapter 3 – Locking down your ship with proper security systems and alarms. You will learn how to program and wire a keypad and a passive buzzer.

Chapter 4 – Returning you back to the surface of the water and preparing you to get home. You will learn how to use a seven segment display and rotary encoder in these projects.

Chapter 5 – Blast off… Wait – first we need to build you a working launch panel. This is where things get really fun and we add the OLED Display allowing you to have a mini monitor display for your control panel. Put everything together from the previous chapters and get ready to go into space.

Chapter 6 – Defend your ship from incoming invaders and get home safely. In the final chapter you design your own mini-game using the OLED screen and inputs.

No Hand Tools Necessary

The only tool that we require you to have is a laptop or computer with an open USB port to program the HERO board and an internet connection to access the challenge. No screwdrivers, electric drills, or sharp hand tools needed for this kit!

No Hand Tools Necessary

The only tool that we require you to have is a laptop or computer with an open USB port to program the HERO board and an internet connection to access the challenge. No screwdrivers, electric drills, or sharp hand tools needed for this kit!

Your Instructor,

Dr. Greg Lyzenga (when he’s not performing live-saving missions) is normally found teaching college classes at Harvey Mudd. Along with that Dr. Lyzenga is often seen working with his fellow scientists at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Being an avid astronomer, rocket enthusiast, programmer, and a lifelong professor – we knew he would be your best shot at repairing your shuttle and having a successful return home.

 

(Authors note: It is such a great honor working with Dr. Lyzenga. His dedication to helping others and teaching is forever inspiring. This course, brand, and world would not be the same without him. -Austin)

 

Learn more about Dr. Lyzenga by clicking the links below.

NASA JPL Science  |  Harvey Mudd College  |  Linkedin

Rated
4.5/5

Get your Adventure Kit + bonuses for only $50!

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

Get your Adventure Kit + bonuses for only $50!

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

Your bonuses,

We’re tossing in three of our top e-books on how to build more projects with your HERO board. This adds an additional 50+ projects and a ton of fun! We also included a mini crash course so you can get caught up on the technical terms we use like Amperage, Voltage, and Wattage.

Your Offer,

Total Value = $341

Your Price Today = $50

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

Your bonuses,

We’re tossing in three of our top e-books on how to build more projects with your HERO board. This adds an additional 50+ projects and a ton of fun! We also included a mini crash course so you can get caught up on the technical terms we use like Amperage, Voltage, and Wattage.

Your Offer,

Total Value = $341

Your Price Today = $50

*Offer limited to only 1000 kits*

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The United States, Canada, and Australia.

No worries with your order today you get lifetime access to our training. There is no reward for completing this challenge within 30 days. You will be only rewarded for the completion of all the content.

When you first open the kit you will see a link to sign up for the course for free.

We ship all USA orders for free with 3 day USPS shipping

We’ve had students as young as 6 and as old as 91. Both had a great time exploring the kit. Often we see the best results with teens or retired geeks. Warning: This kit contains small and pokey parts such as LED’s and resistors. Child supervision is required.

Yes! If for some reason you didn’t have a good experience or you never opened it and lost interest we have a full 30 day money back guarantee. Just send it back to us before the 30 after your purchase arrives and we will return your payment. Refunds will take a few days to be posted to your account.

Yes! We also have resources available on our GitHub. The HERO is a derivative of “Arduino UNO R3 Reference design” we just changed up a few things to make it our own. If you’re curious about what goes into our HERO board we published the open source hardware files on our GitHub.

Our training easy to follow, however, this can be a downfall… if you just get in and rush through projects (copy and paste code) you won’t truly learn. You can complete most projects in the beginner training in 30-60 minutes each. Take your time to explore the training and think of each lesson as a new mental tool you can use in your maker toolkit. Once you learn how to make LED’s blink feel free to venture and create your own alternative to the main lesson – curiosity is the best teacher! Don’t stress about how many hours are optimal just work at your own comfortable pace and explore your own paths :).

Hear from our students!

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The United States, Canada, and Australia.

No worries with your order today you get lifetime access to our training. There is no reward for completing this challenge within 30 days. You will be only rewarded for the completion of all the content.

When you first open the kit you will see a link to sign up for the course for free.

We ship all USA orders for free with 3 day USPS shipping

We’ve had students as young as 6 and as old as 91. Both had a great time exploring the kit. Often we see the best results with teens or retired geeks. Warning: This kit contains small and pokey parts such as LED’s and resistors. Child supervision is required.

Yes! If for some reason you didn’t have a good experience or you never opened it and lost interest we have a full 30 day money back guarantee. Just send it back to us before the 30 after your purchase arrives and we will return your payment. Refunds will take a few days to be posted to your account.

Yes! We also have resources available on our GitHub. The HERO is a derivative of “Arduino UNO R3 Reference design” we just changed up a few things to make it our own. If you’re curious about what goes into our HERO board we published the open source hardware files on our GitHub.

Our training easy to follow, however, this can be a downfall… if you just get in and rush through projects (copy and paste code) you won’t truly learn. You can complete most projects in the beginner training in 30-60 minutes each. Take your time to explore the training and think of each lesson as a new mental tool you can use in your maker toolkit. Once you learn how to make LED’s blink feel free to venture and create your own alternative to the main lesson – curiosity is the best teacher! Don’t stress about how many hours are optimal just work at your own comfortable pace and explore your own paths :).

Hear from our students!

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