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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Controlling Picaxe microcontrollers with a computer or let them communicate
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On general demand (ok, Fritsl asked me...), I will show and explain you how to let several Picaxe microcontrollers communicate with each other or how to control a … 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
Makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier
One of my friends online, Bill Porter, made a library that makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier. When he first sent me the library … Read more
Remote control a set of servos attached to an Arduino board from Processing through the serial port
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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
Provides a better alternative to the standard motor driver chips
For my first post here I've decided to present a tip rather than a robot build. While working on a my first robot I became frustrated with the selection of motor … Read more
Make servo/whatever controller out of Picaxe 28x1 and control it from Arduino over I2C
While working on my first Arduino project I found out that servo library is not compatible with software serial library which is very bad for my project. So, I … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Recently I got two XBee modules. And after some struggle with serial comunication I finally understand how to share data between two Arduinos. As a start I used 2 … Read more
On Picaxe: sound 1, (110,3) is NOT a good idea, you should allways write sound 1, (110,3) low 1 (you do not need line breaks, just write it as above)   Being used … Read more
Turn your servo into a powerful linear actuator
Provided you have the tools and the servo you can built this for under a couple of bucks. The actuator extends with a rate of about 50mm/min. It is rather slow but … Read more
Sometimes you want something extra in your servo and you have to build one for the purpose
(If Google video is down, video is here) I like servos! However, sometimes you want what a servo does, but you need one that is special: Very strong, very fast, … Read more