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Recently, I bought the Seeed Studio SD Card Shield from Radio Shack for a decent price, around $13.00. It's composed of a shield with an sd card in which you cna … Read more

Which power supply setup do you prefer?

So I want to buy some AA's and power up my Tamiya twin motor gearbox.

I would go for B, because A will discharge uneven. But B will discharge equal. The only problem is, that ONE DC motor uses max 3V. So when only ONE is active, it will take a punch of 7,2V instead of max 3V

 

So which of these do you prefer? A or B?

 

Using an RF receiver/transceiver pair along with a wireless camera to process the images and send commands to a mobile robot

I would like to create a setup I will be using for a lot of my upcoming robots. A small wireless camera that will be ultimately outputting through USB to my computer. The computer processes the video and sends commands to the robot via RF. I guess the serial connection will be no more than 1900 bds. How can I coordinate RF and image-processing in a single program for autonomous navigation/other tasks (I can almost hear GroG saying "MyRobotLab" ;)?

Setting up a QRB1134?

Does anyone know how to set up one of these things:

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I can't seem to get it working.

Someone made a quick "tutorial" on LMR but I just don't get it.

I found a diagram here that just doesn't make sense. The wire colors are all messed up.

Then I found this: