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In this tutorial, I'll show you how to write data to an SD or SDHC card with the Propeller.  This builds on my other tutorials which you can find here. Read more
Hi All, I wanted to share my first Robot with you. It's based on the Start Here robot. The range sensor is an SRF005. It has a Tamiya twin motor gearbox driven by … Read more
Communicates with your pc to control your robot
The wiimote is a really cool controller to use with your robots. It has many buttons, accelerometers and even a camera which tells the coordinates of the four … Read more
This is my first arduino project ever. I at first wanted to create a wireless car with a camera mount so that i can drive around the building. I started at the car … Read more
I read on the Arduino forum about using cheap Nokia data cables as a compatible "FTDI cable". I decided to have a look and started to shop around for a compatible … Read more
You know how it is sometimes, you start something and everything along the way goes wrong. This project started as something to get me into object recognition, but … Read more
Hi, this is my airsoft turret that i have been working on for a little bit now. When I first started this project, I wanted to make an object tracking turret using … Read more
Its a project in the making ! A small scale CNC router. i want to be able to rout PCBs with it, but time will tell if it will be good enough to rout PCBs. the … Read more
Interactive Instalation
Using a
Inner’s Lair started with a crazy idea of having an immersive interactive installation that could gather many artistic and computational topics that we at … Read more
On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped from a balloon at 31,300 m. He fell for four minutes and 36 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 988 km/h before opening … Read more
Camera controller for time lapse photography, flash control, external event trigger
For my second hobby, photography, I need an intervalometer to make time-lapse photography. Before building one from scratch I searched for a ready-to-use Arduino … Read more
If your robot is inside another room, on the floor, has the board hidden within a tube, or you want wire contact while it's driving around on the floor..
Yes, I know that this is very, very basic, now that people here are making robots that flies into space, stereo vision, multi core and all.. But I just did this so … Read more

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IR and ultrasound based positioning beacons

I have this idea for a positioning system based on IR+ultrasound beacons. It is very simple, and I'm surprised that I can't find anything like that already in use. I guess there are some problems that I can't see, so I wanted to ask you to point the flaws in my idea before I invest time and materials into chasing a pipe dream.

The goal is to get an accurate position of a robot inside a room that is decorated with some additional beacons. The positions of the beacons are known to the robot, so that it can position itself relative to them.

Raspberry Pi B+ SRF05 Servo Tower Pro 9G Module L298 UBEC use in helicopter Battery Pulse 3S 2250 mAh Read more

My two cents in memory of Lumi

Lumi meant a lot to me, and a whole lot more to this awesome community. Yesterday, I went rolling over past memories of Lumi - his time spent on LMR and other places around the world - and came up with a short tribute to this great person.

It's shocking, but life goes on. We all will miss you Lumi.

bowden modification of prusa mendel i2
    Modding the prusa mendel i2 for a bowden  system     Read more
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
The making of K-9  2.0 video slideshow. K-9 getting to know his new home video. K-9 controlled via a VCN iPhone app video demo. A bit of fun with K-9 at Xmas 2014 … Read more