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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Allows control of upto 10 servos using only two Arduino Pin to drive a decade counter
Hi,    This not a newly discovered technique, its been around for decades, but here is my explanation of how it works, a test sketch and also a ready made library … Read more
A video tutorial for your first Propeller program
Here's a video tutorial for the venerable 'Blinky Light' program with the Propeller.  I originially did a written guide to spin (here), this video is meant as … Read more
Drive Speakers From uC Using Only Six Components
A Quote on the home page of lets make robots says - 'official information: It is fashionable to make robots that interacts with you, and/or are partly remote … Read more
Learn how to use your Arduino, and blink an LED
Hello all! In this walkthrough, I'm going to show you the basics of the Arduino and how to blink an LED. I know this has been done many times, but since I'm hoping … Read more
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to write data to an SD or SDHC card with the Propeller.  This builds on my other tutorials which you can find here. Read more
Doing 2 things at once is pretty easy!  This video tutorial goes over simultaneous multitasking on the Propeller.  My other tutorials (including my written … Read more
How to make hollow tubing ..... and Play a flute
How to make PolyMorph Extruded Tubes. Non-Stream (PolyMorph Workshop 6 :- PolyMorph Extrusion Techniques) Take a round piece of tubing (any size really, any … Read more
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
Teaches an old clock a new trick
Anyone ever try to modify one of those cheap battery operated analog clock mechanisms as gear train?  It would make an extremely lightweight gearbox for small bot. … Read more
Tunes a resistor to the value that "You" want
Which 10KΩ Resistor would you choose :- Well to tell the truth its the same one ..... just the one below has been Tweaked ! The Trick is to file the body of the … Read more
Learn the terminology, and which package to choose for your needs.
     If you've ever had to use any kind of IC, chances are you've heard of quite a few package types. IC packages are split into two main groups, through-hole, … Read more
Cheap and easy USB interface for programming and communicating with microcontrollers
My work with ATmega microcontrollers was based mostly on ATmega168 and ATmega328 with Arduino bootloader on custom boards. For programming and communication through … Read more
Yaw Control Of A 40Km/h RC Car Using Arduino
Hi, As promised, I have taken some of the code I previously published at RCArduino from a 1 meter per second application to ten meters per second. All of the … Read more
I got asked in the shoutbox about Mplab by Ossipee and I realised there was really too much information to cover in the shoutbox so I thought I'd do a post for a … Read more
Pushes 3Kgs/sec/cm in a straight line
This is a new Gear motor version of my previous Linear Servo actuator. It is a custom 3D printed Linear Servo actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling … Read more