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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
A simple explanation of IMU devices that does not require any advanced math.
 The full up-to-date text of article can be accessed here: http://starlino.com/imu_guide.html This guide is intended to everyone interested in inertial MEMS … 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
Samples logic signals to help you debug your stuff
To analyze the pulse train sent from a remote control, a Logic Analyzer (LA) can be very handy. Unfortunately such a beast can be rather expensive as well. With … Read more
Teaches the basics of PID-based line following, wins you a couple of line following competitions!
UPDATE : (07/10/2014) Added a PDF version of this tutorial and a sample video of a PID based Line Follower. UPDATE : ( 01/16/2014 ) A few updates on making things … Read more
Controls small DC motors using a single I/O pin.
There may be times when you have a limited number of I/O pins and you want to drive a small DC motor. You could convert a servo for continuous rotation but servos … Read more
I equipped my robot with gripper for moving the objests. Based on questions I will try to explain the construction and operation. This gripper is intended to hold … Read more
Servos bring life to our ideas. Servos can be mysterious, but in fact they are very simple. Servos use a simple electronic pulse to tell them what angle you want … Read more
plots graphs in real time with Arduino and Excel
One of the most important things in the robot design is the possibility to check and control the values feeded by the analogic sensors, i.e. accelerometers, gyros, … Read more
This is a walkthrough on how to make a simple IR controller. It is relatively cheap and easy to make. Programming is simple since the picaxe basic already has … Read more
Let two, three or more picaxes talk to each other
Picaxe serial bus   This walkthrough shows you how to make multiple picaxe chips talk to each other using 1 line. This works for all picaxe models but I only used … Read more
Howto interface QRD1114 line sensor
Hi, everyone! Few days ago one of our new members asked for help with QRD1114. I decided to answer in form of walkthrough, so others can benefit from it as … Read more
Description of various batteries on the market and tips for their use.
First of all I wish to credit the illustration. It is not my drawing but was 'borrowed' from … Read more
Helps you get to grips with Arduino and what it can do
New Tutorial added. Learn to use the HC-05 with Arduino.     Are you new to Arduino? A certain component? Or electronics in general? Check out my tutorial … Read more