Let's Make Robots!


This is modullo, one of my first elaborated robotic platforms. It hasn't got an actual purpose yet, I'm at the stage of adding various sensors and integrating them … Read more
Holonomic move, remote controlled with a RC transmitter.
Using a
This is a hexapod robot based on OpenSCB, an open source servo controller. All code and schematics will be provided under an open source license. It's still a work … Read more

Cheap and small swarmbots

So. I'm finally building swarmbots. My goal is to have bot that is small (should be 25mm x 25mm, will be ~30mmx30mm) and cheap (less than 50$ per one. even when building only one).



Atmega + camera.

I have thought about atmega + camera idea too, but for use on atmega not sending. I looked at CMUcam but it wasn't so low-cost as it was advertised (100$ it too much). I found http://www.robotshop.us/sfe-cmos-camera-640-480.html . It seems cheap, microcontroller friendly and so on. Only problems are - SMD connections, killer programming and impossible debuging.


So, all thoughts and good links are welcome.


Okay, this is just a little "this vs. that" quiz so I can find out what you guys generally prefer. Vote PIC for PICs or PIC based devices like PICAXEs and ATMEL for ATMELs and stuff like Arduinos.



2 more draw slides to use for the Y axis purchased from here. High quality slides with ball bearing inserts. Still have to work out how I want to mount them. They were only $15 each.. money well spent now that I can see them close up.





ubuntu & atmega

So my pickit2 kept failing, even with only pic in circiut. FinallyI got fed up of pics and windows. I deleted windows, moved to ubuntu, took out mu usbasp and atmega88. Tried to get pickit analyser (like computer oscilloscope) working on linux but it seems impossible, so I have to use windows computer for that. I also found out that linux + pic programming = big no no.


Fun with timers and interrupts on Atmel Tiny26

A long time since my last post on this site... Anyway I've been experimenting a little with my Atmel Tiny26 uC today using AVR Studio 4 for development and the AVR ISP mkII programmer to program the uC.

$10 logic analyzer

After a lot of umming and ahhing and general procrastination I decided to dig this out of the cupboard to give it a whirl again.

8.Dez Hello,   Thats Me: Yes, now i am here. I am from Switzerland (I speak German) and I'm 15 years old. I like all things with Robots, Electronic and … Read more

AVR is in the house!

Last week I purchased the AVR ISP mkII programmer for the Atmel AVR series of chips and I had previously bought some ATtiny26 chips for use in motor controllers, line sensors, etc.

The AVR is a microcontroller developed by Atmel. Its an 8-bit RISC μController based on the Harvard architecture which physically seperates the data storage … Read more