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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Generating video to display basic text and information
I thought I'd show how video is generated with the Propeller as an example of multi-tasking and because video is cool.  Read more
perfect for putting components like CNY70 in place
Good tip on how to place sensors on your robot is by using old cables that are probably laying around the house of most people interested in building robots at … Read more
Wireless telemetry + video with 3 resistors and 6 feet of hookup wire
Using a
The Prop can generate NTSC, PAL, or VGA video signals.  Most users connect to their TV through a baseband (RCA jack) input.  Baseband is great for a wired … Read more
Improves servos for robotics
Most servos are still made for radio controlled models not for building robots. If you want to mount servos in a different way, you need to buy or build brackets … Read more
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more
Alright, everyone starts somewhere and its always helpful to be told something that actually makes sense. this doesnt have and sensors however its intention is … Read more
As a beginner I was having trouble to figure out how to hook up SSC-32 with arduino to create multi legs robot. Looking around all forum for solutions and sample … Read more
As I’m into SMD soldering for the moment I wanted a vacuum pickup tool. So the first thing I tried out was a manual pickup tool for eBay like this one That … Read more
Did you know you can make your own custom characters for a picaxe LCD display? You can make up to 8 different custom characters using the cgram wizard under the … Read more
Let's take a look at Text-to-Speech & show you an example of how objects can be used.  My other tutorials (including my written objects guide) are here. The … Read more
Bluetooth Low Energy Breakout
Using a
Here are some random notes on working with the HM-10.   Working RX/TX LEDsHow upgrade the HM-10Pseudo Star-Networking HM-10s   Working RX/TX LEDs Read more
At ServoCity, we field a high number of tech questions that deal with how to determine the proper spacing between the teeth of two mating gears. This spacing is a … Read more
So i finally managed to have the Picaxe USB Cable working under linux. Not the programming editor of course, just the serial connection. You can use it to … Read more
Might please your eyes.
We had a SB discussion today. Some people got problems with the new color scheme in the Arduino IDE. Suggestions from birdmun hit my curiosity and that's the … Read more
Alternative way to get diagnostic data while minimizing timing impact generated by the Serial.print function.
While developing routines for my rover, especially diagnostic routines to identify sensor errors or conflicts, I have been using the Serial.print() function.   … Read more