Let's Make Robots!


Semi-loose thoughts from a total begginer

I'll be using this blog entry to kind of introduce myself, and gather/organize my thoughts and plan my way into making my first robot but also receive any advice that might be given to me.

(relevant) background:


path of interests (line of thinking) that led me here:

How do you get to a level where you know how would you implement a certain bot idea in your mind?


I'm very new to robotics. I'd made a simple wired car a couple of years ago, but that's pretty much about it.


I see different people ask different questions on the forum about how they can do a specific thing they're thinking about doing and I just keep wondering how the people who answer those questions know it.



I found this 40-pin chip in a CPU battery. It is labeled PIC16C74B-04/P. I have the datasheet, but that's not my best language. i just want to know if its possible to use this as the ones used in LMR - if is possible to make a robot with this chip and what would i need to program it. I read something about ICSP(in-circuit serial programming), which I believe is the process used with this chip, but that's as far as I go. Thanks.

Which motherboard (basic stamp?) to choose

hello me and some friends are making a robot, and i would like to know which motherboard(basic stamp?) to choose. i need something above average to put several kinds of sensors and stuff on it. any ideas?

thanx in advance:)
Navigate around with an srf05 (as soon as i get the code right)
Using a
 UPDATE: He's  back, and better than ever... the amazing Nick! * the crowd goes wild* I know, I've not been aktive on LMR for a while, had a lot of school-work … Read more