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Cheap Servvos

Can anyone recommend a website where a servo is inexpensive?
Anyway guys I was looking at other people's projects here on the site and I ended up clicking a link a link to trossenrobotics.com. After clicking around for a bit … Read more
Seek's out darkness while avoiding obstacles.
Using a
This is my second robot.  My son found some online bit pricey tho. And of course me being a PLC guy decided hey i will build my own.( what a learning expirience). … Read more

Rocket Brand Studios 48 hour thing... Links now available

Hey guys, 

Rocket Brand Studios will be participating in Deconstruction 2013. (woo hoo!)

Starting Friday afternoon (2.22.13), I will start building...   ...something. 48 hours later I will be dead --or-- have something really cool built. --And it is all going to be live streamed!

 

You will be able to watch everything on the front page at

Rocket Brand Studios

Race fast and Avoiding Obstacle.
Using a
I could not figure out how to do the real wall racer yet so I will try this version. I will attemp the real wall racer when I have more free time. Basically is the … Read more
Avoids Obstacles and Light..
Using a
Phil Is Made of very light weight aluminum, milled to a 8x9 body and a max height of 6 inches. I prefer to use servos as his means of movement for the main reason … Read more

Monkey vs Robot

Well.. erh :D
Price: $0.495 USD

 Collected by one member
This is a basic, general-purpose blue LED in a standard T1 (3mm) package with 0.1" lead spacing. Read more
Price: $8.95 USD

 Collected by one member
This compact 8 x 2 LCD is great for small microcontroller projects where you want more than just a blinking LED for feedback. This unit uses the standard … Read more
Sweeps the floor using ultrasound, IR, and an encoder for obstacle detection/avoidance
Using a
this is a follow-on to an earlier proof-of-concept robot found here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36052 The brush part of this sweeper is from a Shark hand held … Read more
Really simple 3servos hexapod Foamboard strikes back !    It could get the Ping))) with pan/tilt servos  Read more

Ladyada XBee adapter, not so good for Pro modules :(

Hi, just a note to warn you, in the case you're interested in LadyAda XBee adapter for an XBee-pro module.

They're advertized as being compatible but that's not really the case. The PRO modules have a longer tail that goes over the capacitor in the bottom, which prevent placing the module at all.

The guide says: "Make sure the capacitor and regulator sit close to the PCB, especially if you're planning to use an XBee Pro module". Unluckly, that's not enought.

Advice - PICAXE to PICAXE IR

Guys-

The goal is to allow 2 PICAXE chips to speak with each other via IR.

What receiver and transmitter have you all had success with. Where can I purchase? (links?)

Thanks all.

It's been a long time since I put up a new project, and I felt that I should from today onwards post all projects which I make since I've actually some other … Read more