Let's Make Robots!

Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

if you, like me, just want components to work, and do not care about making prints, this is a great way to get many little smart micro-boards ready to plug in!
If you ever shop in something like www.robotshop.ca and you (like me) would really like components to be just hooked up & ready, I can strongly recomend … Read more
regulates my battery voltage, supplies 6V for motors and servos, 5V for logic
This walk through is heavily based on OddBot's walk through, "Once you've decided on batteries, how do you regulate the voltage?" I highly recommend that you read … Read more
Makes your xBee to pc connection look more stylish.
This is my first Tip, thus please be lenient. ;D Read more
  I found myself in a situation where polar coordinates are used in determining position and location of a small robot and several objects of interest.  In order … Read more
For object avoidance, the ultrasonic or the ir range finders do not always see and object and i often notice my robot running into things and getting stuck. I … Read more
Hi all, I currently do an online course at MiTx, 'Underactuated Robotics' by Russ Tedrake. 'Underactuated' basically means that the robot has more degrees of … Read more
Create wireless serial connection
Using a
Wireless controlThis walk through describes a cheap way to create a wireless controller for a robot. It is not a ready-to-go manual, but a proof of concept. It's … Read more
 I recently read two great tutorials from gadget gangster on how to write to and read from SD card. Now this is great if you want to write pre-set text. But … Read more
Controls various Arduino robot projects you may have
This guide will show you a way to make your own arduino friendly robot controller. you can control any arduino robot wirelessly with this controller.  Parts List: Read more
Learn from first principles how to select and program virgin PICs in RISC assembly.
Using a
What's one of those? A Microchip PIC is an example of a microcontroller. Basically, a tiny but very complete computer in a single chip. The PICs have their own … Read more
You may think this is a strange tip, but I am very serious; Someone should have tipped me: Get an oscilloscope!
I am sorry if this seams like a strange tip. But the point with the tips are to let other know what you have ecperienced / learned / would have wished someone would … Read more
Play with connectors and make your ideas come together
Everything like printers and stuff have connectors in them that I will show you how to make them your own. I am only going to show you common stuff like servo … Read more
Most of you probably do this all the time, but it might be a helpful tip to any newcomer. One way to reduce noise in robots is to always twist power cables. It … Read more
Interface an lcd tft screen with arduino
Some of you may have purchased this LCD Screen or thinking of getting one. Its a great screen for displaying images and graphics. I purchased mine for displaying … Read more
Want to see what's going on? Even with "history" and zoom? Make a simple cable, download a free program and..
Aparently there are some problems with the images in this one. Since the images are not THAT important for you to get the point, I take the liberty to just direct … Read more