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Programs your PICAXEs easily
  I designed this board by myself and I plan to sell it. It can fit the PICAXE 08M - 14M -18x- 20x2 - 28x2.   It has switch to turn the power on and keep the … Read more
  A friend of mine and I are working on a project called "TinyG".  This project is a motion control system for stepper motors  (up to 254) at a time.  However … Read more
I am going to tell you how to use the same cable you use to program your Arduino with to program a Picaxe. I am sure this could also be used the other way around … Read more
AXE121 is an cheap and easy to use Line Follower Kit that can be easily connected to the Picaxe 28 pin Project board. You can buy it on the PICAXE on-line … Read more
Navigate Around Via Sharp
Using a
This is my first bot. It is built from the LMR Starter Bundle. I hope to use this as a platform for a more complex bot that will be both autonomous and RF … Read more
This Delta Robot is made from ply wood and aluminium. Cheap servo motors for the positioning. Atmel Attiny2313 for controlling the servos over RS232 with MATLAB. … Read more
This project is pretty simple. It is a atmega 168 with the arduino bootloader running a lottery code i wrote. The lottery code has 6 user chosen lottery numbers … Read more
So this is what me and my friends are up to. We liked to make our airsoft games really intense. This is one of the 3 project we are making in order to enhance are … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, makes funny moves and sounds when the obstacle is too close
Using a
UPDATE you can see the stupid moves i was talking about. In the first clip but the quality is not good(taken from my phone). Second video shows it navigating around … Read more
Inter/Intranet controlled robot able to send video/voice/email and play with my kid from the office
Using a
Hi all,  I'm from The Netherlands and have a nice little girl that wants me to build a robot. Well, easier said then done so far. Since I'm an IT consultant I … Read more
  Hi, this is my robot "Rhinoceros." Why Rhino? Because he looks like an animal, such as massive.    Read more
Tool for programing in socket PICAXEs
Some time ago I had an idea of making a PICAXE programming ’clip’ and inspired by the work of TofuRobot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18926 I built one today. … Read more
This is my first blog entry. My first experience with robotics was helping build a Heathkit Hero 1 back in 1982. Now, I am ready for my second experience! Read more
Blindman`s stick navigate vie ultrasound
Using a
Hi guys, One day I went to work and had an idea. I wanted to get rich. My Idea was that: I´m building a blindmas stick. I wanted patented this idea, but I was too … Read more

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Heated Bed Warning Light

Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a circuit I am using on a little 3D printer upgrade project.

I have a heated bed PCB for my Printrbot that I am currently adding to the underside my aluminum bed. I needed clips to hold the pcb in place and provide a housing for wire strain relief. I designed some and printed them out. I wanted to add LED warning lights to the clips so they would glow when the bed was hot. I really wanted the lights to stay lit after the bed was off and slowly dim to nothing over about an hours time like the warning light on my stove does.

So far it's used to test modified Eddie firmware.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I was given a bunch of really cool robot parts by Parallax in exchange for modifying their "Eddie" code to work with different … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … 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
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
A nice, simple base running on good ol' Fritz code
Using a
Well folks, Here's another entry based on Fritz's great code. One goal I had was to not have anything soldered directly to the main board. Instead I installed … Read more
Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more