Let's Make Robots!

Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Just a quick tip for desoldering components. Usually it’s hard to use regular pliers to hold on to a wire and find the right spot on the other side of the board … Read more
makes 'handy' holes on PCBs
Do you lack power tools (power drill, dremel, etc)? are you wary to use them? are you unable to get proper drilling precision because  you lack a drill stand? … Read more
Make a dumb terminal out of an old 16117A 1x16 LCD
Making a Dumb Terminal out of an old DMC 16117A 1x16 LCD display. First thing to do is to get a Serial Interface for the display. I am using a SparkFun.com SerLCD … Read more
Converts Rotational motion to Linear motion
Here is a custom 3D printed Linear actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling something or other. Read more
This is actually not a robot, sorry. But.. If you have an old laser-pointer, and are building robots:   Hook up the laser to the microcontroller. Now you can tuen … Read more
When making a Sumo-style robot, make it celebrate it's victory easily
Sumo robots are very, very fun to make (and always make 2). Tip on programming your Sumo robot so it is more fun to watch: Unfortunatly I had my sumo-period just … Read more
How To - View the assembly generated for your Arduino sketch
Hi, Here is a quick walk through of a simple process for viewing Arduino assembler - … Read more
Provides power to Raspberry Peripherals beyond 700ma
As I prepare to start adding peripherals to my Pi Bot, I wanted to be sure to get around the 700ma power budget the Pi has.  After searching for a cheap battery … Read more
Calibrates your Kossel Mini
This is the second part of my Kossel Mini build log Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
So, what are comments? They are exactly what they appear to be from their name. Comments or remarks are text that programmer put into code to improve readability of … Read more
I've been working on re-making the the Open Hardware Pulse Sensor so it'd be easy to send off to OSHPark and to make at home. I'm not sure, but I think I started … Read more
transmit data via wires or IR from and to an MCU (Picaxe)
  (Notice: this walkthrough is going to be updated as i don't have time ATM to make videos and photos, so stay tuned!)   INTRODUCTION:  Hi guys, here's what i … Read more
While building my own 'Start Here' robot, I made a goof. I soldered on about 12 inches of 18 ga stranded wire to the motor contacts. Even though I reinforced it … Read more
Here's the third Diptrace tutorial, this time I go through exporting files and ordering. video More Resources: DiptraceMy Diptrace component libraryPrevious … Read more