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In my current project I have a rotary switch as a sort of menu selector. Read more
Looking at an IR-transmitter, but have no clue weather it is on or off? Turn on your camera, video or still, as long as it is digital. This blue spot does not show … Read more
This tutorial shows you How to get the RSSI of an Xbee using Arduino!
It took so much time to get this working. But know everything works fine. Using RSSI you can make many funny projects, like object detection and so on. Check out … Read more
drive a parallel display using a 8574 port expander
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Any parallelly interfaced character LCD you get these days will have a Hitachi HD44780 chip or a different one compatible with the HD44780. These usually have 14 … Read more
It is possible to build ir distance sensor from 38kHz sensor. You need the sensor and IR led. Sensor's output goes to input pin and IR led's one leg goes to output … Read more
I decided to build a pan/tilt mount using the DAGU parts I recently received. I did have a little trouble, but overall I'm pleased with the result.  You may notice … Read more
PIR motion sensor and also other useful stuff like motor with gears, LED, switches, 3 AA batteries and connectors
Hi! A friend of mine reminded me of a cheap source of electronic components that can be used in robots. And the best thing is you can find it in every … Read more
Blocks use the { and } charcaters to create collapsable code! In the Options menu of the Picaxe-editor, check "Use Collapsing blocks" in the "editor" - tab. Then … Read more
Coil guns operate on a force of energy called Joules. You can convert joules into any force of energy, such as horse power, etc. The basics of a coil gun … Read more
  Here I will try to help begginers with the most attractive electronic device the LED. :D First of all the definition of a LED: An LED or Light Emitting Diode, … Read more
LiPo's are great - and people tend to make them scary. Here's a few tips
First tip about Li-Po batteries: Make sure you are not searching images on lipo. The net is full of tips and clever in-depth articles on Li-Po batteries, and in … Read more
Helps beginners program AVR microcontrollers, makes code more readable
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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
char values sent via serial port in real time - Arduino code
Often it is needed to chart in real time the values coming from the serial port (RS-232). In Arduino environment it is a common need. If you have some values, only … Read more