Let's Make Robots!
As I’m into SMD soldering for the moment I wanted a vacuum pickup tool. So the first thing I tried out was a manual pickup tool for eBay like this one That … Read more
Ever since I got my hand on my first Arduino I have been impressed by the small SMD components used and thought that this is done by special machines or by some … Read more
Just a quick tip for desoldering components. Usually it’s hard to use regular pliers to hold on to a wire and find the right spot on the other side of the board … Read more
This is not as much a tip or walkthrough. It is more my experience of learning to use DipTrace and how to get boards manufactured. The first PCB layout program I … Read more
During my work on my ROV project I considered several ways of waterproofing the motors used as thrusters. There are many that use bilge pumps as they are already … Read more
Most of you probably do this all the time, but it might be a helpful tip to any newcomer. One way to reduce noise in robots is to always twist power cables. It … Read more
I got a logic probe a while back but never got around to testing it. That was a mistake as it’s a brilliant tool for debugging your circuit. Until now I have used … Read more
In my current project I have a rotary switch as a sort of menu selector. Read more
Offline storage for project files
Hopefully my boss won’t see this, but from time to time I get some ideas when at work or I need to check something out in my current robot project. So I keep all … Read more
Free program for drawing complex flow charts
It’s always good practice to draw a flow chart before start coding. That will save you lot of debugging problems and the structure and flow of your program will … Read more