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Uses an analog input pin to capture a digital signal from a 3V sensor for use with a 5V microprocessor
I recently purchased a Parallax PIR Motion Detector from Radio Shack. These devices are only about $10 US, and do a nice job of general motion detection when your … Read more
A video tutorial for your first Propeller program
Here's a video tutorial for the venerable 'Blinky Light' program with the Propeller.  I originially did a written guide to spin (here), this video is meant as … Read more
Make a robot sense stuff in dark or light conditions.. guided by visible light
Update: I am tired of it being named "FritsLDR", I cannot post to people "Try using FritsLDR", it is just too self centered. And I would just love to see some more … Read more
I wanted to make a small Arduino robot using an original Duemilanove and the Robot Builder's Shield. But I also wanted to have a chassis plate so I can mount the … Read more
Introduction Sometimes it is necessary or at least ingesting to know how much current your circuit is drawing when connected to the USB port. You could detach it … Read more
Prototype Nitinol muscle wire devices
I've been really interested in Flexinol lately (aka Nitinol Muscle Wires).  I've come to a nice stopping point where I've put together some basic actuators and a … Read more
An update to the Duemilanove
Using a
I started with the Propeller, but I've also used the PICaxe and played with AVR's and PIC's. With the release of the Arduino Uno, I thought it would be a good … Read more
I always wanted to make a fast driving robot that should seek out ramps. It should drive over them, and fly into the air.. .. and while in the middle of space it … Read more
Creates many kinds of applications
Probably you have seen some interesting projects around here which use applications created on processing, such as: Read more
Act as a revolute coordinate arm for my Robot NINA to grasp objects (or shake hands, wave hello, etc...).
Using a
A revolute coordinate arm I built to be mounted on my Social Machine, NINA. NINA will be a social machine designed and programmed to interact with humans and in the … Read more
Autonomously navigate and sweep patio
UPDATE: BLOG AND ADDED NANOMUSCLE VID. A spinoff from my solar powered Crumbot dream. I have a patio that gets showered with small seed pods that invariably get … Read more
Reads pulse width and calculates distance
I want to build a robot using the MSP430 value line (Texas Instruments Launchpad) that i bought for $4.30 a month ago. There are a couple of code samples from TI … Read more
Ever needed a new texture or unusual form for your robotic creation........ .... Look no further and follow this Guide.     NonSream Videos :- PolyMorph workshop … Read more
Here is my second robot based on Picaxe 28X1 board (Start Here format), designed on a chassis that was actually an air duct from the cooling system of an old … Read more
Allows a robot to track body heat and flame
This is a new version of my compound eye.I am attempting to make a new version of Splatbot using a 6WD "Wild Thumper" chassis that can fight fires. The major … Read more

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I decided to work on something smaller, using all the experience I gained with Kubik. This one is as small as I could make it, uses an Arduino Pro Micro for the … Read more

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

Some days ago I saw in sparkfun news this particular one about their new Data Service (https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1527).
After that I asked Frits and Matt if we could host something similar on LMR's servers.

Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.