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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
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
How to calibrate Arduino Project with RC Equipment, Control a tracked robot with proportional Car RC
Hi,    I have just posted a new topic to the RC Arduino blog, this one deals with something rarely covered - calibrating your Arduino project to RC Signals. Its … Read more
communicate data to your microcontroller unit via your pc
Hello guys, this is a simple walkthrough that lets you understand how to do BASIC communication between your PC and your MCU (for now it's only from PC to MCU, … Read more
Makes your xBee to pc connection look more stylish.
This is my first Tip, thus please be lenient. ;D Read more
reads gcode from the serial line, moves stepper motors
I've been playing with the Adafruit Motor Shield v2 for some upcoming projects. I wrote a simple Gcode interpreter. With this you can write commands on the serial … Read more
This is a nice little hack I discovered that allows you to use LEDs on your Picaxe-28 robot without taking up any other pins.   Read more
Prototyping board for PICAXE 28 AXE020
Using a
As a user of both PICAXE and Arduino micros, one of the things I like about the Arduino system is the "shields". T Shields are stackable add-on boards for the … Read more
Picture the scene :- Red cone is direction your Robot is pointing in.Coloured boxes are for the moment "Virtual could-be or could-not be walls"Whole square cell is … Read more
It may not be obvious why I chose that picture, but radio is all around us and we just don't notice it that much anymore. If you look at those buildings, every one … Read more
Generates sound effects, music, drum track, gun shots anything, its a full wavetable synth
Hi, As there is a current forum topic asking for tips on adding sound to robots Its a good opportunity to introduce the Illutron B four voice wavetable … 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
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