Let's Make Robots!
This is my writeup following my selection to review the Lynxmotion SSC-32U USB Servo controller.  Let me first apologise for the length of time it has taken me to … Read more
A review of the mBot robot kit by Makeblock, including unboxing/first impressions. Further parts will review assembly, programming and use.
Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/4EzYYkSubco   Thanks again to Franciscodr for giving me the opportunity to review another great product - This time, the mBot … Read more
A kit to build a hexapod that with various automated behaviours and can be remote controlled
Once again I was lucky enough to be selected on LMR to review the Hexbug spider Robotics kit. I was over the moon; I have always wanted to build a hexapod but have … Read more
A Wifi-enabled, Python based microcontroller.
The WiPy homepage So this has been a long time coming! :-) As this is my first review any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Quite a while ago I was lucky … Read more
Uses the ATMega32u4 of the Pro Micro to pass keyboard commands to a PC based on what footswitch is pressed.
UPDATE - I have reworked this project to use a Line6 footswitch to act as the buttons, connected to an arduino 'control box' via ethernet cable. I will update this … Read more

PC Control using an ATMega32u4

I am in the process of putting together a project for another hobby of mine; music. I am a trombone player, who dabbles with many many other instruments, playing in many types of bands. I play in a Band called Dennis, in addition to  a Brass Bsnd, and also play for many others as and when duty calls or opportunity knocks.

Wall-e MkII/Project 2: The master plans

Howdy all

 

As i right this i am basking in the glory of getting the final submission of my degree submitted for this semester.

The content: rushed, sub-par and generally shite, however it was submitted at 15:59 (one minute to spare).

This is a monumental occasion - While i'll probably have to resubmit them over the Summer months on paper I am now free to resume my tinkering!

I am writing this mainly to summarise my current states on my projects, and how i am hoping to progress...

 

Wall-e MkII

Arduino Nano avrdude problems

Afternoon folks

I've hit a stumbling block with my project - I was planning on moving the project from my Arduino Uno to Arduino Nano to save space.

When i've used my nano, however, it worked to upload to it twice (I think. No success though - i attributed that to my poor coding) and have now noticed it is producing the below error:

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync resp=0x00

When I hold shift and upload I am getting:

avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"