Let's Make Robots!

Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

JKA has made an Java applet that takes serial output from any Microcontroller, and displays it in much better ways than the low-tech version I posted earlier. The … Read more

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When building stuff I often need some sort of bracket or other fixture involving sheet metal. Read more
Plexiglass / acrylic plastic sheets is a great material when building robots. If you are having electronics and mecanics on each side of something, and want to pack … Read more
Driving motors at low speed with good torque
Many micro controllers have a PWM function built into their hardware that can be used to control the speed of motors or be filtered to create an analog output. … 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
This walkthrough is meant for someone who has never used a breadboard before. When complete you should be able to make a basic circuit (light an LED). List of … Read more
Here is a simple Hack to use a USB<>FTDI module for mcu programming. Most MCU chips require a reset signal to Shout the "Boot-Loader" into action and download … Read more
One of my nephews said he had the idea of doing a painting with moving eyes that  would follow a person walking past.  He planned to put it at the bottom of a … 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
an example of a driver for a brushless DC motor without microcontroller
This is a continuation of my blog on the same subject. Please continue your commenting here.     I am the proud owner of a stack of scavenged hard drives. I hoped … Read more
 Hi everybody, This is somewhat a tutorial, so here I wanna present you some information about ATmel's processors, and I will present those two chips that I am … Read more
It allows a temporary electrical mount for the srf005
Hi. This is an idea for mounting the SRF05 on a servo for use in all those great projects that are on the go. The main advantages to this are: it's simple, cheap … Read more
Control your Robot with a PlayStation 2 Controller & Arduino
Figured I'd post my very easy to use Playstation 2 controller Arduino library. It's very easy to interface an Arduino with a Playstation 2 controller, and my … Read more