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Converts analogs into digitals so you can read the outside world
  Many fast processors, mcus, mpus, etcetcetc fail in one very basic way ..... "NO ANALOG INPUT" (yes i am shouting at all manufactors that fail this basic … Read more
Use the reset button on the Arduino as an input button
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Have you ever written a simple Arduino application that just needed a single button? Most Arduino's and their clones have a reset button. Depending on your … Read more
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
Learn from first principles how to select and program virgin PICs in RISC assembly.
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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
We all know that a robot is supposed to move. Without movement, a robot is just dull. The same goes for pictures of robots. We wanna see them move! Here are a few … Read more
Create wireless serial connection
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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
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
Hello Folks. I want to share with all what happened to me, why I was being wrong and what I learned:   The preface: I'm making a police-style led flasher for an RC … Read more
Organizes those resistors! And caps, and diodes...
Keep your resistors in business card holders! Make a big book O resistors!   I also organized my electrolytic caps   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
How to program a trusty PICAXE while running Ubuntu (or most Linux distributions)
Well, a small comment in the shoutbox caused several of my LMR buddies to download Ubuntu. Good choice, I like it! Here's a walkthrough to programming a PICAXE in … Read more