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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

This is not as much a tip or walkthrough. It is more my experience of learning to use DipTrace and how to get boards manufactured. The first PCB layout program I … Read more
Provides Guidance in Planning Robot motion
My friend Jon Hylands had asked a simple question the other day as to whether I used Finite State Machines in my code.     I quipped back "Of course! Is there … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Answers beginner questions on how to post pictures on LMR.
I see a lot of questions on the forums sometimes where a member asks the person to post a picture, and the person doesn't know how to do it. Well, here's how to do … Read more
First off I'm no expert but I have gotten a bit wiser about what resistors are good for and how to find the right ones for a specific purpose. I will tell you about … Read more
Displays stuff sent through a serial connection from a PC or Microcontroller
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10 October 2009 I discovered a flaw in the current design that will only allow the controller to work with a connection to the computer and not to a … Read more
Navigate without killing itself
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Hello once again LMR! I recently made a few changes to my robot “Mobile Arduino Experimental Platform” (MAEP), and have written this tutorial on how to create a … Read more
Demonstration of How To Solder
Demonstration of how to solder.  Further info on how to solder: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder/ and … Read more
Update: Added new video. What if your robot is stucked and can't free itself?    Take back the control and steer your robot out of trouble. What if some danger … Read more
I may seam very advanced or "Intelligent" when a robot is navigating it's way out of a tough corner, but here is how
Sometimes I have gotten feedback like "Wow, it even does 3-point turns".. or "5 point turns".. or "It is even getting itself out of trouble" when I have shown … Read more
Generate a 500Hz dual channel PWM using a picaxe 08M
  If you've ever tried to get speed control using a picaxe 08M connected to a L293D, like on the picaxe 08M motor driver board, the first thing you'd notice would … Read more
U can control the arduino by PC.
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I built a Visual-Basic program that can control arduino pins. As You can see in the picture, you can choose with COM port to connect, Read more
Build real-world embedded solutions get and learn how to use a +40 I/O (16 PWM's) microcontroller board for $12, lab-based course.
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Do you want to learn real robotics from inside? (Updated 2015-course)  UPDATE 22-Jan-2015: Course has just started! So today we started the new course 2015. We … Read more
Allows you to input keyboard commands into your picaxe
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So one thing that I have been wanting to do is connect a keyboard (PS/2) to the Picaxe. This is the first step to a whole slew of applications. Control Robots with … Read more