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Help? Programming PICAXE?

I'm sorry if i sound like an idiot, but...
i have: picaxe 28 starter pack
1 motor
1 hitec hs-325 servo
a laptop and the programming editor for picaxe
im sorry if this is really annoying and its too similar to the start here link, but i need HELP!!! 
for some reason i cannot program the 28...
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help with aparallax ultrasonic distance sensor on arduino

I just got my parallax ultrasonic distance sensor (#28015) and I have the "test code" running as I type, but how do I use it to warn my robot of walls?

P.S I am using an Arduino diecimila.

How to find documentation for your Picaxe products.
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wiring

Hey guys, today was my first day trying to build a robot and yes i already screwed it up. I was trying to take the engine aout of a toy helicopter but i cut a wire. Could someone tell me how to fix the wire????

New and need ideas where to start =]

Hey im new to all this i baught myself a picaxe 28A project board pritty nice just made my first little program run on it ill post that and erm yea well i dunno where to go from there thing is i realy do not want to just copy peoples code etc as thats just screwing up the fun of making your OWN robot well thats how i see it so im learning basic. it dont seem to basic tho ¬¬ lol so has naybody got any ideas for me etc love to here from people thanx =]

i need help on building my first robot

im a BS Information Technology student from the Philippines.. currently im trying to find a away to build my first robot (its a project.. i gotta make one) without first hand knowledge.. im having problems on finding a shop that has the materials i need.. (we dont have radioshack here).. so.. if anybody here is in the philippines.. i need your help.. so bad..

optical mouse as a sensor

I need help in using an optical mouse as a sensor for my mini-sumo. i read from some place that it could be used to let the robot know that it is slowing down and will react to it. Does anyone know how i could use a mouse to do this?

Nothing's happening...

Hi,

 

My soon-to-be-robot Turpis is giving me a pretty hard time. For images and more info on Turpis see node 760. I'm using Fritsl's code for it, so I at least know I've got good code. I was happy to see that the code was downloaded properly, but I'm not getting any movement. After reinserting the batteries multiple times it is apparent that I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what.

 

Help appreciated :),

 

Brennon 

Help Designing Your Robot

As said in sociatyofrobots.com, designing is the most important stage of robot building. I spent no time designing Turpis, and that's most likely why it turned out so bad. However, I'm an awful artist, and I need to find a more efficient way to plan. I've tried my hand at Sketchup, and it is uncooperative with my computers. Are there any easy-to-use free software out there?

 

Thanks,

 

 

Brennon 

Getting Started

I want to get started, but I need help putting a decent started pack together. I know I need a board, download cable, etc, but what other toys should I start with?

 I want to be able to start off small: get a light to blink. Then move to getting several lights to blink in order or random order. Then I want to move onto attaching a motor and getting it to spin. Eventually I want to build a robot that will do all of my work, but baby steps right?

Driving a motor with arduino...

I need some help with driving dc motors with arduino. I have already looked at the arduino site and all I found was this http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoShields and no guide or parts list.

I have gone thru all of the lessons here http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/  and ithas been really fun so far but I WANT TO BUILD ROBOTS! NOT BLINKIE LIGHTS! :)

 

 

PICkit 1 Flash Starter Kit

Does anyone have the PICkit 1 Flash Starter Kit because iff you do can you please post a robot using it.

i have bought one because its a "Starter Kit" so its for begginners right.

so i just want to know more about it from you guys.

thanx for reading