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Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Helps newbies to learn how to program
Let’s start with a basic understanding of what program actually is. Program is a set of instructions for microcontroller to follow. A particular program is … 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
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
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
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
makes your messy wires more appealing to the eye.
Hi, if you build robot, you most likely have a loads of messy wires going everywhere, well, so do I. So as a result of me being bored, i decided to start putting a … Read more
Restores Angstrom in case you kill it (like me)
UPDATE: I discovered the link I had was referring (which is the true stock image) is unuseable unless update and upgrade are run.  Sadly, you can't do that with a … Read more
Open hardware/software wifi module runs uIP TCP/IP stack. It has UART,SPI interfaces,GPIO x5 and PWM for intelligent control,but fingertip-sized only
Update: please, be careful as this review is based in a device that was updated from the manufacturer.  Would you like to command over wifi out of the box from you … Read more
We have many visitors from china that have problems watching some of our stuff
If you are in China, you probably are aware that A) There are restrictions to your Internet B) There are ways to bypass these restrictions Now, I am not at all an … Read more
"Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork." I have used Kicad to draw a lot of … Read more
Make the shoutbox wide, a super productivety killer
Today I did what I'm best at, getting others to work for me. And todays victim were basile. First a little lure: 2013-10-29 09:12:00| |mogul| |@basile you are … Read more
Mecanum wheels are hot, smart for robots, cool.. But impossible to get hold of, unless you want to spend USD 2-300. So why not just make your own?
Update: Here is how to make them really fast & stable.. but project will go no further, omni has arrived I got really pi**ed off by the fact that it was hard … Read more
I was just asked "How do you wind up doing so many demos and shows?" This i how :)
I just repeated the same 1/2 hour show 8 times today, and gave a couple of interviews. I cannot remember what I said to whom any longer. I have done this, because I … Read more