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Second set of eye's on a sn754410 driver setup

wired up

 

Note green LED(yes it's set up in the correct orientation and even when I hook up a vmeter I don't see a voltage) is not lit up.(red is power indicator) I feel like amature hour here with this simple circuit yet can't seem to get it to work. Tried 2 different chips. Recommendations are welcome...I only spent this morning looking at it....

Give a sense of touch to a robot using light
I've been trying to think of a good sensor to mount onto my polypod's legs (Yes, I'm still working on it) to give them a sense of touch.  Some people have very … Read more
I built TrackBot a test platform for various technologies. It's easy to add sensors and servos. I'm using it to prototype the desgin of B4, a BeagleBoard based … Read more
Line follower
Using a
The design of the base is terribly flawed, but everything else works well :) The base is much too long, and there are two sets of batteries at each end. This has … Read more

Hackerspace and other things

I have been away for a while again :(.  But right now I am sitting at my desk sick as a dog.  I felt I should take this time to update my LMR.  I haven't been able to post my current projects on this site because of this.  Saskatoon TechWorks, a new hackerspace community that has been established.  This means that I will be able to share my knowledge and tools with other like minded individuals.  As an added bonus, I get to use awesome tools as well.

Please dont laugh this little guy off the planet. He was a very old robot kit Called Mr. Technoman I'll upload a picture of the box later for fun. The old robot was … Read more
As all inventor one should have an assistant. I wanted one like IGOR but as I don't have any hunchback friends and have no plans of digging up corpses and … Read more

LOL....Hexapod+Quadrotor!!

One of my friend who made this back home Taiwan. Thought this is kinda fun so I post it up.

delivers coffee to my lecturer, from the staffroom
Coffee Delivering Robot - Delivers coffee between two fixed points: My lecturers office and the staff room (which are on the same floor). Read more
Hi, This is second version of my robot Primo. It is Lighter, Faster, Smaller and nicer (I think :D ). It is controlled by Picaxe-08M. I used one IR sensor connected … Read more

Arduino Nano UnderShield is Available

 

It is ready! It is ready! The Nano UnderShield is ready!

 

TouchOSC + Ipad + Processing

I am just sharing something I am working on. I say it will be used to control some robots in the future. It may just turn out to be something I do for the heck of it. Any way.... Here is a video explaining a little of what I have. Basically the thing with using this setup is all the code is written on processing which can read the input from the app and output data to the app also. This could be used to control a robot via xbee and display information back to the  user on the app. I may write a tutorial on this in the near future. 

The Arduino Nano Undershield is simply perfect for small, simple robots with everything you need, and nothing you don't. Start with an Arduino Nano, featuring an … Read more

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Just continuing with my robot concept. The new robot has roughly the same form factor as my first KITtyBot but 3D printed parts instead of acrylic sheets and balsa … Read more
It Juggles a Ping Pong Ball with a Racket
Using a
This entry is about the quest to get a machine to juggle a ping pong ball.  I started thinking about a ping pong ball juggler 2 years ago. And it was around that … Read more
Been working on a building a quad walker probably for a year now. What started of a coding project has now ended up with me learning how to 3d model and building a … Read more

Stuck with Phoenix hexapod

I'm building a phoenix hexapod with MG996R servos, Arduino and Lynxmotion SSC-32U controller. (At one point I tried using another 32-channel controller, but decided to go with one that's officially suppored by Phoenix code.)

Walks around, lifts lid, blinks; currently random behavior.
Using a
Tiny Tin is a cute little bot in an Altoid tin. I built him just before World Maker Faire New York in 2014, but never documented him or posted much about it. Tiny … Read more
More Photos: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B04G4TcsmNNRVh Using: Read more