This is a collection of miscellaneous resources that may be useful to you as an AIRLab user.

If you think you have something that deserves adding to this list, tell your advisor!

Writing and Reading

  • Suggestions to write well can help to produce a good thesis, as well as good scientific publications in general. Here is the part of the 14 steps to write well found on the San Francisco Edit company site that Andrea Bonarini shares.
  • Suggestions to write a good (and possibly accepted!) paper are on the Elsevier site.
  • You can access all the papers for which Politecnico has bought a subscription even when you are at home if you enable the Politecnico proxy.

How to write your thesis

Software and programming

  • Go to our ROS HOWTO page for advice and tutorials about ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • How to get rid of Delay() in Arduino (Please, do this) Part1 Part2
  • If you do not know Arduino or would like to understand how to use it at best, you may refer to The Adafruit lessons or directly to the less clear, but “official” Arduino pages.
  • Here are 200+ videos explaining basics of using Arduino and useful tricks .
  • Someone wrote some advice about writing code
  • Info about Mathematica
  • How to plot using gnuplot in your C/C++ project Gnuplot in cpp
  • A few resources on Low Cost RTK GPS that might be useful



  • Some useful addresses and links about shops, stores, factories, online catalogues. With some of them we have partnerships for discounts. You can find information here.

Version Control (GIT)

  • A short guide to git

Producing videos and publishing them

  • Usually, at the end of the project, people tend to produce a video and put it on the web. The best way to do this is to produce a video and then send it to Prof. Andrea Bonarini to have it published on the YouTube channel of the AIRLab.