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JME Mantzel's robot kit on Kickstarter

Hi everybody!

Just have seen JME Mantzel's robot on Kickstarter. I think it is awesome! :) Here is a related video from his channel on Youtube. Also if you like it, spread the word, as what he's doing is absolutely brilliant! :) I'm totally gettting one to play with as it is hack friendly! :)

Hope this type of ad/spam is acceptable :) Actually I hope to see more great things to take off!

Cheers.

 

Lego mindstorms books to go.[gone]

Ok, I've got these two books about Lego mindstorms as a prize for my LadyBugBot winning the RobotBox online competition lying around for a long time. Now, as I dig them out, I definitely know I will not be reading them for a long time... So, they are looking for a new owner, who is interested in Lego NXT. The books are:

Norway LMR Beer???

Hi, everybody!

I know everybody is busy with his (her) own business, but I feel if I do not post it I will feel bad :) I'm i Stavanger, Norway at the moment for training. Enyone wants to meet for a beer in sake of robotics? :) 

my super ex-girlfriend robot

Hi, everybody!

Does anyone have "my super ex-girlfriend robot" movie in his collection? I remember there was an episode with little robot carrying a flower or something... I think of building a replica of it as a gift to my wife. Anyone can help with screenshoots from movie picturing it or maybe even little clip cut out of it?

Thanks :)

How far can you get in parts hunt?

Just an hour ago I have disjointed this little peaceful innocent birdy, just for a little switch as I ran out of them and did not want to stop my robot building proccess! I'm a feelingless monster...

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The question of the day:

How far did you ever get in robot building fever? What dirty deeds you did and what sacrifices you put on altar of robot building?

:D

Mr. Basic Motor Driver Kit Problem

Hi, LMR!

I need some help with troubleshooting Mr. Basic Motor Driver board. Basically, I couldn't make it work. I use 4xAA Alkaline batteries [5.8V actual voltage] as power supply. MC Picaxe 18X. Relays are working fine, but Motors are not. With my little experience in electronics I guess BD681 does not open for some reason. But not sue, I might be wrong...

My setup:

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Troubleshooting done: