Let's Make Robots!
Eight Lights with two pins Clock and Data
I was working on my Picaxe 28x2 robot from http://letsmakerobots.com/ and I wanted lights and I needed more sensors. I had four input pins left. With the 28x2 you … Read more
This is an explanation of the code for the flow control I came up with it to get my Basic Stamp 2(BS2) talking to my Basic Stamp 1(BS1). I am showing the main loops … Read more
Get processors talking
Life needs interaction to live. Machines need programs to interact with us. Programs need connectivity to grow more complicated. Serial communication is what … Read more
Anyone that has played with these little workhorses of our world and wondered how they work, read on. The standard three terminal regulators like the 7805(5v) are … Read more
Servos bring life to our ideas. Servos can be mysterious, but in fact they are very simple. Servos use a simple electronic pulse to tell them what angle you want … Read more
Play with connectors and make your ideas come together
Everything like printers and stuff have connectors in them that I will show you how to make them your own. I am only going to show you common stuff like servo … Read more

My First Bot missing a cable for the Sharp IR sensor

I found what I think is a matching cable on DFrobots under Arduino sensor parts as a Cable for Arduino Analog Sensors. It looks like the right cable. It is 3 pins with a JST type connector. It is the best fit I can find since Solarbotics no longer ships the IR Sharp Cable with the unit. DFrobots sells the same IR sensor with the cable and that cable matches the Arduino Analog Sensor Cable and the Sharp part number as “JST -3 Sharp” for the cable.