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Provides you with cheap alternative energy.
 Well, I just thought I'd post what I've learned about solar panels in the past month. They are actually quite simple to make and will cost you alot less then … Read more
Sensibilizes about the delay() function
Whenever you use delays in your robot code your microcontroller is going to do nothing but wait until the delay is passed. Where on one hand this is a blessing it … Read more
control commands on Arduino via a RC
Using a
Hello guys, this is my second tutorial. After a painstaking 2 days of work, finally got this working and I would like to share this with you guys. Okay I want to … Read more
A comparison between Kalman and Complementary filter
Using a
The use of accelerometer and gyroscope to build little robots, such as the self-balancing, requires a math filter in order to merge the signals returned by the … Read more
it comes with the AXE020, but for those that dont have it... Read more
For communicating with your robots or your intelligent household devices
(Edited the prices quoted) It appears that the pages I referenced earlier have lowered their overall prices.  As of 19 Nov 2013, here are current prices on these … Read more
Make your Ping))) sonar work!
So you've made your first robot with an infra red sensor and decide to upgrade it to ultra sonic. after a trip to Radioshack you look at the sensor you bought and … Read more
Controls more servos than you can fit on one robot :p
Using a
This tip/walkthrough will work with all Arduino Mega PCBs and their clones. I have found the instructions for the servo command to be a little vague so in this tip … Read more
Did you ever copy & paste your source-code from your IDE or editor into an LMR article    and found out that all syntax highlighting and formatting is … Read more
Tips on EEPROMS, i2c, scratchpad and variables
The picaxe 28X1 has some very cool memory features that can be used to free up program space or to give your robot a more convenient user interface. This post … Read more
Use an LED + digital input as light detector
This walkthrough describes how to use an LED connected directly to a digital input as a light sensor instead of using an analog input and an amplifying … Read more
Uses the servos potentiometer to detect resitance on a gripper.
Using a
I soldered a wire to the middle pin of the potentiometer inside the servo that operates my gripper. Using an analog pin, I can tell when the Servo isn't moving. I … Read more
During my work on my ROV project I considered several ways of waterproofing the motors used as thrusters. There are many that use bilge pumps as they are already … Read more
Gives a robot bluetooth capability
Some time ago I ordered a cheap bluetooth module on ebay for my Arduino. I went for a no-name module, when I say cheap I mean it. (well after all it were only a … 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