The Ultimate Shortcut to Learn Electronics and Programming with Open Source Hardware and Software

Learning a new skill can be quite intimidating, whether it’s using a new development board or learning a new programming language.

With the RNT Lab you’ll be able to follow easy step-by-step instructions to acquire new skills and create awesome projects.

If you get stuck, me and other members will help you get un-stuck. So, you can get back to build your project.

The components required to complete our courses are fairly inexpensive and you probably already have most of them laying around.

We have students from all ages that successfully completed my tutorials, so you shouldn’t fear to come along and try to build your own circuits and write your programs.

Enroll in our Electronics Courses

With an active membership you get full access to all Courses inside the members area and future courses. The Home Automation using Raspberry Pi course is what we are currently building. New modules are being added weekly/bi-weekly.

ESP8266 – Build a Powerful Web Server

The Build a Powerful Web Server with the ESP8266 course was designed to take the most of your ESP board. No other microcontrollers or 3rd party services are required for this course. You’ll set up an ESP8266 as a standalone device that is capable of hosting a web server to perform multiple tasks.

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Build an IoT Gadget with the Blynk app and ESP8266

Blynk is an app for you Android or iOS smartphone, that allows you to easily control ESP8266, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, SparkFun boards or other related boards over the internet. It’s ideal for your internet of things (IoT) projects.


Electronics For Beginners

This course is my step-by-step guide designed to help you get started learning electronics. You’ll learn basic concepts, how to read schematics and make simple circuits.

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Click here to see what you are going to build in each Module +
Module 1 Electronics For Beginners eBook
Unit 1 Welcome to Electronics For Beginners eBook

Build a Home Automation System for $100

Learn Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, Arduino and Node-RED.

This is a premium step-by-step course to get you building real world home automation system using open-source hardware and software.

Here's a quick video overview of the course:

How your project looks on Module 9


Here's what it does

Click here to see what you are going to build in each Module +
Module 1 Build a Home Automation System Course
Unit 1 Welcome to Build a Home Automation System for $100
Unit 2 Watch the Build a Home Automation System Video Course

Future Courses

I’ll be uploading new tutorials on a regular basis (weekly/bi-weekly) like: Building Robots, Android Applications, more Home Automation Projects and much more. You get access to everything for as long as you have an active membership account.

New Modules Being Added Every Week (on Saturdays)

Download the RNT Toolbox

The Toolbox contains PDFs with set-by-step instructions + schematics + code + other resources for popular electronics boards and components.

You can download the complete Toolbox or you can open each PDF individually.

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  • 18+ Arduino Projects
  • Getting Started with the Arduino
  • Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
  • Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black Quickly
  • Getting Started with the ESPlorer IDE
  • Ultimate Guide For the DHT11-DHT22 Humidity and Temperature Sensor
  • Ultimate Guide For the 433MHz Transmitter-Receiver
  • Ultimate Guide For Membrane Keypads
  • Ultimate guide for the nRF24L01
  • Ultimate Guide For the Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04

Join the Community

We all get stumped at one point or another while programming or building a circuit I know how frustrating it can be to get stuck on the same problem for hours or even days.

When you sign up, you get access to the Q&A Forum where you can get help directly from me (that’s a huge help for beginners).

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This membership comes with an opportunity to join a private Facebook group of like-minded people with over 1,000 members.

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Rui Santos

Hey There,

I’m Rui Santos, founder of the Random Nerd Tutorials blog and author of BeagleBone For Dummies.

Feel free to read them and see if you like my hands-on approach to learn electronics with step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.

Rui Santos,

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Rui, your ebook was exactly what I needed to get started with the ESP8266

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Where Do I Sign Up & How Much Does It Cost?

How much is RNT Lab? For RNT Lab you will be paying only $97 today and you will get unlimited access to the lab for 12 months:

  • Full access to all Courses inside the members area
  • Full access to the Toolbox (PDFs that help you use a board or sensor quickly)
  • Access to the Forum and Facebook Group where you can get help directly from me
  • Weekly tutorials on how to solve real world projects
  • Plus I’ll be uploading new tutorials on a regular basis like: Building Robots, Android Apps, Home Automation Projects, and much more




Backed by a 30 day money-back guarantee ...

If you don’t like the RNT Lab, I don’t want your money. Seriously, that’s why I offer a 30 days money back guarantee. Email me here and I will promptly refund all your money. No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple!

Have Questions?

Do you have questions? Click here to get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.

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