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Simple Inverter Updated: A killer project if u ask me(literally)- Gave me quite a few 230v shocks while debugging but finally it works. Read more

LMR Primer - Useful Links for New Members and Old Alike

"How do I build a robot?" 

"Which processor should I use?"

"Can you teach me to do that?"

These are the sort of questions we get again and again on LMR.  We're a helpful bunch of people, and we want you to have fun and learn too.  You are a very talented person.

The links I've collected below are ones that I feel may help you find what you are looking for. There are tons of other great material on LMR. Don't limit youself to the list below, but do check them out if you have questions in those areas.

Propeller Platform Video Howto

I got a new camera for Christmas (Happy New Year!), and I decided to make a 'how to put together a Propeller Platform' video.  Are these types of videos useful?

I don't think a video alone is enough for a howto (the Prop Platform has a written guide, too), but I was thinking there are a few 'advanced' techniques that beginners might benefit from seeing on video.  What do you think?

The Pulse - Howto

LMR on the Brain
Sensing the living LMR community since 2008w43.

Tradition

There have been enough episodes of this "periodical" to call it a tradition now. And I decided to give you all a sneak peek into the Pulse's kitchen. Consider this a "Howto Write The Pulse".

We all know that a robot is supposed to move. Without movement, a robot is just dull. The same goes for pictures of robots. We wanna see them move! Here are a few … Read more

Where can I learn more about capacitors?

One of the things that still baffle me today is when to use and how to select the correct capacitor.

I've read through this chapter about capacitors: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_13/index.html

Afterwards I feel I undestand how they work, but still don't have the two most basic questions answered: