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Improves the obstacle recognation of Sharp IR distance sensors
Sharp IR distance sensors are very often used in robotics. But I always found it annoying, that they do not recognize very small objects, chair legs or even walls … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Works like LIDAR - uses a wiimote
  First RADAR then LIDAR now WiiDAR ! Read more
Allows your robot to control PC applications / display sensor data
Using a
Gobetwino is a free program designed to allow Arduino boards to control PC aplications. Because it reads a serial com port it is not limited to Arduino boards and … Read more
Shows you what kinds of things to consider when picking a battery for your robot
Update: Solarbotics has made this kit, were you will get all the vital parts needed for this project, at the best total price available out there :) Welcome, funky … Read more
Introduction SPURT stands for School Project Using Robot Technology, a concept introduced by the Rostock University, in Germany. You can find more about their … Read more
XBee Files - Part 1 - Basic Communications and Setup. Non-Stream Video :- XBee Files Part 1 This guide will take you through the basic setting up of the XBees in an … Read more
This is a small walkthrough with some tips on how to vacuum mould, in this example, a holder to a LiPo from a cell phone
Update; Version with motors here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23312 I would like to play around with old cell phone LiPo's. I figured it was a nice way to get … Read more
I've noticed alot of posts lately have been about faulty power supplies, mainly because they are utilizing a 9V battery in their circuit. 9V batteries are intended … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
Show how to improve the output of analog sensors
Indroduction: The Sharp GP2Dxxx family is often used in robotics as distance sensors because the sensors are cheap and everywhere available. The normal use of these … Read more
head follows an object around the room
I was looking for a way to have a robots head follow something or someone around. The best results I found were the ones using a camera, but these are a bit … Read more
Use an Arduino GPS Shield to Fix position,altitutude,time,date........
Using a
GPS:- The Complete Guide to Global Positioning Systems. Blogged Here :- Guide to Global Positioning Systems.   Check also:- Fundamentals of a GPS guided vehicle … Read more
     Hi roboticists! This is one of the new brackets that I've made for the Godo's re-build and as I liked the final result, I've decided to share with … Read more