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I did a brief video tutorial on Diptrace. If you're thinking of designing a circuit board, you might find it useful; Video This is the first part of a … Read more
Hi LMR! Well the time has come, this is my first ... OK not first but first posted bot :D This little dude has been built and rebuilt for 3 times now, it's purpose … Read more
produce chaotic drawings with his pen
Using a
Adding some infos: I use LDR for two purposes: 1) gather random bits in order to affect motor speed (PWM) 2) determine if the robot is stuk. Comparing subsequent … 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
avoids obstacles
This is my first robot. It just avoids things based on the data returned by the IR sensor on the front. I wanted this robot to be VERY simple (and it is) so that I … Read more
This is a simple Continuous Rotation Sonar Sensor, handy because it can sense in a complete 360 (excluding behind it, aka robot). I plan to mount two of these, one … Read more
Navigate around via sensors and home alarm system
Using a
Hi ALL!!! I'm from Ukraine, and this is my big project "NONAME" .  Why "NONAME"... I don't know :) Some people  give he name WALL-E , but they wrong... It's … Read more
Learn how to use your Arduino, and blink an LED
Hello all! In this walkthrough, I'm going to show you the basics of the Arduino and how to blink an LED. I know this has been done many times, but since I'm hoping … Read more
produce chaotic drawings with his pen
hi all I am mr. Chaos  I can draw chaotic drawings with my ink pen i suck energy from a 1.4 v zinc air cell nice to meet you Read more
turns its head at you with its glaring eyes
Here is a short post on Creepy Bearduino    Creepy Bearduino was made out of a teddy bear, cup, PIR sensor, and a Arduino RBBB.   I glued the cup inside the … Read more
calculates the speed, diameter or rpm for your robot
Hi guys ;)   Back again with something cool for you... so here it is... This is a program to calculate: speed - knowing your wheel diameter and rpmwheel diameter - … Read more
this is my first robot that walks, made in 2006, learning and testing components to participate in LARC2006, Cowbot category. truncated using two servos, motor and … Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound, reacts on brightness, emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence
Using a
This project shall be another step to combine robotics and chemistry. Mr. Firefly is able to emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence. For this attempt, luminol … Read more

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Printing with trimmer line

As many of the shout box regulars have found out i have my printer up and running. when i finished it i had no material to print with and a massive desire to see my monstrosity work amd remembered something i had read online.People were experimenting with trimmer line (the stuff thats used in weed wackers/weed eaters etc...) but last i had looked into it deltas and bowdens were the new and most people were running 3mm filament. well after looking around i found .065 inch line which measures out to ~1.68mm.

Soldering tutorial

Hey there

When first starting out on electronics, I found soldering really frustrating, mainly because I was missing a few good tips and tricks that make it a breeze! So I've just finished off a video tutorial, and thought I'd post it here in case anyone finds it helpful :)

http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/beginners-guide-to-soldering.html

-Chris

Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more

Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac