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Charges your robots batteries while its on the move
Hello everyone. I decided on building a solar panel using solar cells to charge the batteries of my robot while its in use. (so that i have even longer run … Read more
A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more
Portable, store-able, fences for robots
So I got sick of finding books, empty cases of beer and various planks of crap to use to keep bots from running into furniture and the like. I though for a while … Read more
The PICaxe USB cable is just a USB-Serial Converter.  Like a lot of USB-Serial converters, it's based on the FTDI 232 chip.  This means you can use most FTDI … Read more
slowing a shutdown in a circuit from instant to a few seconds
I thought I'd do this as a tip after Geir Andersen posted on the circuit redesign for his UAV. The need was to maintain a supply long enough on shutdown to flush … Read more
Makes an easy start to your pic project
Template files Continuing from here In the project wizard you will have selected an include file which holds all the definitions of pins and registers and a … Read more
As a request of BOA, here is a short video about what you might need to get started in welding steel. Read more
French version of the "start here" robot
This article is only a translation on fritsl's excellent tutorial, all credits goes to him. Read more
gives an input when it is touched
first, you need a clotheshanger, a pair of pliers, some epoxy, and a leaf-spring switch see pic 1 for materials. chop a fair bit off of the coathanger with the … Read more
Make the lightcycles game from Tron on the Propeller with this step-by-step tutorial
This is the first of a 3 part series.  Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!  For my other Spin tutorials, go here. Read more
Controls two bi-directional low power DC motors
Hello LMRians, Ever tried using the pololu tb6612fng dual motor driver? Quite handy if you are thinking of controlling two low powered DC motors. It can handle a … Read more
Combines an ATtiny 85 and HM-10 (BLE)
Using a
UPDATE: Added BOM corrections. (Sorry for floating.) Ok. Here's a finished board I've been working on for a bit. In essence, it is a BLE node board.  It combines … Read more
Make your robot to 2 (or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6, or 7) things at the same time
This is part 0 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. Read more
Add collisions, movement and color to your lightcycles game
This is the second of a 3 part series.  Here's part 1, and stay tuned for part 3.  For more Spin tutorials, go here. Read more