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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
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
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
Transmits video signals to your computer using Wifi
Ever wanted to give your robot some eyes? Or see what the robot sees? Or have openCV cababilities for your robot? Well I have found a viable program for you, … 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
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
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
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
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
Makes your xBee to pc connection look more stylish.
This is my first Tip, thus please be lenient. ;D Read more
Prototyping board for PICAXE 28 AXE020
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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
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
  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