Let's Make Robots!

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Creating a Picaxe 08M LCD Driver ( 2 wire Driver )

A few weeks back I decided to make another attempt at driving an LCD using picaxe. My first attempt was almost a year ago, however when the $6 LCD failed to display anything I wrote it off as defective.

But after a long night where i found it hard to sleep i stumbled on a  site that should me clearly how to power up and set the contras with backlight on. 15 minutes in and i was hooked. LCD light boxes displayed as i adjusted the contrast using a 1oK pot.

A robot that flies like a bird ( Not Mine)

 So today I got this link from my boss because he knows i'm into robotics as a hobby, I have seen flying robots before but this is scary when i think about the military implications. Carzy stuff. If you have seen it before forgive me but i figured i had to share

http://www.ted.com/talks/a_robot_that_flies_like_a_bird.html

 

The Making of CircumPic

What follows represents my aim at documenting the creation of my yet to be named robot using a picaxe18x for brain and a l293d for motor control. Hopefully at the end i should be able to control the robot via IR and also have the ability to flip into auto mode. Too much to expect from an 18X ? We'll see.

July 11, 2011

Building a Herbie Style robot called "SCURBIE"

July 5, 2009

It took me a great deal of time to decide what my next project would be but finally after weeks or browsing this site I opted to doing yet another BEAM project before launching head first into the relams of programmable robots using such chips as the ardunio. I must admit thought it was kind of tempting to skip minor projects to launch a big one. ANyways enough of my rambling.