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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Converts the servo for use as a geared motor
It’s always good to have servos that works like a geared motor. That also can go in both direction and speed is adjustable, it’s very handy in robotic project … Read more
Precision control of 2 DC brushed motors using encoders
Perhaps the most common part needed to build a robot is a motor controller and usually the first complaint from beginers is that the robot does not travel in a … Read more
RTTTL, Arduino, Sound, Sounds, Music, Seeeduino
I was wondering why, despite the notice on the front page,  there weren't very many robots with sound. Then it hit me: people don't know how to make sounds with … Read more
Collect and crosspost my blog entries and discussions about programming topics.
Introduction I started blogging about various programming topics and the community has chimed in with some good information.  I plan on continuing to blog … Read more
communicates with devices over serial
I'm slowly building a library of programs in C# for controlling robots, writing tutorials for how to make them as I go. I will be listing all my programs for … Read more
(How to make your own distance measurements similar to Sharps.)
Note: Apologies to OddBot. It seems I posted something he has already explored. My mistake for not reading his page(s) more carefully. I thought they were just … Read more
Ever wanted to know if your battery has just the right voltage to run your robot. Sometimes I stick a battery in a robot and it just limps over. I figures that the … Read more
Give a sense of touch to a robot using light
I've been trying to think of a good sensor to mount onto my polypod's legs (Yes, I'm still working on it) to give them a sense of touch.  Some people have very … Read more
Have you ever made a robot that ran fine when you held it, but when you put it on the floor it moved really slow (or not al all)? Hmm… Did you use a motor … Read more
A basic - intermediate walkthrough on programming in Spin
This is part 1 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. The Parallax Propeller can be programmed C, Spin, or Assembly; I think most people use Spin.  I … Read more
Datalogger Description This little program can be used during the development of robots or other electronic devices. It can display a graph based on input from a … Read more
Remote control a set of servos attached to an Arduino board from Processing through the serial port
Using a
This is based on http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/SingleServoExample but extended to multiple servos and with a matching Processing class. To try this … Read more
UPDATE: Now with UART(ish)! (3/2/2014)Robot Metallurgy 101: PWMRobot Metallurgy 101: UARTI thought I would journal my work as I begin to venture from the … Read more
Update! Aparently there is a huge difference in the glue-sticks. Take that into consideration regarding everything in this post. However, I had some of the "bad … Read more
Some graphs of the Sharp Sensors that could help you when designing your new robots.
Hi guys, If you have worked with Sharp IR Distance Sensors you may have noticed that they are not symmetric at all. They give high values when an object is placed … Read more