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Who are the LMR Reviewers

"The readers are not holding the items in their hands before buying, and they do not have the option to try them before buying. Reading an article from someone like themselves, who has had this chance, brings them closer, and that is the purpose of the LMR review."

 

Our honored LMR founder Frits has been contacted by marcmart.com an electronics distributor. They asked him about writing a review for a Makeblock product. So Frits … Read more

Review: The Makerbeam Starter Kit

Hi all,

Last Monday I have been contacted by the people from makerbeam.eu asking if I would be interested in using their starter kit to build a 3D printer or similar machine. As I was actually planning to start working on a small CNC mill for PCB's I agreed instantly :) Makerbeam sent my kit on it's way on the same day, and knowing my intentions they also added bearings and extra long screws to mount them. Thanks makerbeam.eu people :)  

DAGU Playful Puppy Robot Review

 

Introduction

OddBot (Russell) sent me a DAGU Playful Puppy Robot kit to check out. This little guy is really neat.

Basic I2C HD44780 LCD/Keypad Backpack

 

Practical Maker's I2C HD44780 LCD/Keypad Backpack is a basic, inexpensive little LCD backpack that is unique in that it combines a standard 4x3 keypad input with a standard  HD44780 LCD.  It has all of the necessary housekeeping functions like set cursor, cursor left, cursor right and backspace as well as basic single digit key press input /recognition.  All on a single I2C address using the normal Arduino Wire library.

Review: Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini

 

Introduction

Brooksware2000 (Curtis) nicely sent me a couple of ATMega 328 chips flashed with the Arduino boot loaders, since I had mentioned that I wasn't set up to flash the chips I had myself. He included an Arduino clone board he made, and asked me to let him know what I thought. And so I bring you a review of the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini!

Review: Solarbotics Zendulum

Intro:

It's time to find a sunny spot in the house, put on some chillout background music, light some aromatic candles, all in all prepare to get in a Zen mood :)

Ready? Good. The last missing piece is the Solarbotics Zendulum to complete the scene:

Review: Guibot's Motoruino

Intro

The Motoruino is an Arduino based robot brain, which includes everything needed for a small robot onboard.

Review: Ro-Bot-X uServotino

Introduction

Now, for the next in a series of reviews on Ro-Bot-X's boards. This one is on the beta version of the uServotino. It is an ATMEGA328 custom board with the Arduino bootloader pre-installed. 

The Kit

Ro-Bot-X's boards are usually available in three options.

Ro-Bot-X Board Reviews

 

Introduction

Recently, Ro-Bot-X send me three boards to evaluate. I had previously ordered his Robot Builder's Shield V1, and commented with some constructive feedback and a review on it after using the board for Penny.

  This is a review of the Cyperbolic Reflector  Available at Gadget Gangster   For complete specifications and assembly process, download the PDF at the top … Read more
I have had this board in my hands for over a month and I have to say that this review may be a bit complicated. I feel that I not only need to review this board … Read more
  This is a review of the BahBots 1284p controller board designed by: Glen Aidukas and Eddy Wright glena Unboxing: Read more
Provides instant life to a robot that you are building
Nick from Gadget Gangster is one guy in the suppliers business who has truly understood that if you support the community, the community supports your business. I … Read more
An update to the Duemilanove
Using a
I started with the Propeller, but I've also used the PICaxe and played with AVR's and PIC's. With the release of the Arduino Uno, I thought it would be a good … Read more
Bounces off walls
Thanks to the LMR society I was asked to do a review on one of Solarbotics robots. It's a little critter called The BeetleBot. So hold tight, here it comes. … Read more