Let's Make Robots!

New Axepad for Linux Ubuntu users

The creators of Linux Axepad have created a .deb package for Ubuntu users. I was having issues with the other version off of rev-eds site. So far no issues with this one. 

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1113839

Once you have it installed you have to open a terminal and run "sudo linaxepad"

I have an idea!

I am going to start on a humunoid robot. Starting with the legs then the body. Each part will use 1 picaxe chip. going to buy the servos this week. :D I think it will be a good learning experiance. 

Whats up!!!

Well I am continuing to work on some projects when I have time and money. The problem is I really dont have too much time and money. oh well. but its still fun to come on here and check out everything you rich people build. lol :P

Maybe someday I will build something cool. 

ARM CPU Assembly programming help.

I have a project in mind but I need some help getting started from you Assembly programmers.

I have a chip that I want to get a programmer for and then be able to program it.

The chip is iMX31L which seems to be related to ARM1136. I did a search for ARM programmers in google but I want to make sure I am getting the right thing.

I have been reading the datasheets here: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/search/Serp.jsp?qt=imx31l&QueryText=imx31l&baseUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freescale.com%2Fwebapp&PART_NUMBER=&SEARCH_OPERATOR=Contains&Go.x=15&Go.y=13

This Wall-E is cool

Looks like a bit more than Animatronics. I think they have a working robot perhaps.

http://www.vimeo.com/1014358 

Avoid objects and able to be controlled by radio remote, avoids running into walls in RC mode by the SRF05
Using a
Marvin is a lot faster than Jasper. My wife named him. Right now he can just avoid objects with his SRF05 and is able to be controlled with a radio remote. The … Read more
Avoid objects, navigate around via ultrasound, can lock on in scan mode
Using a
Jasper is my version of the start here robot. He has a Picaxe 28x1 v A.5 brain. (Finally got my updated chip today!)He just avoids objects right now. Right now he … Read more

This is a great program for beginners such as myself. :D

Those of you who get Robot magizine prolly already know this. But for those who dont check out this site for Robotics training.

http://www.vexcurriculum.com

:D 

Hey something to check out.

Trying to help TheCowGod with picking a wiki for this site yesterday on the shout box has inspired me to start an all Geek community. I dont want to take away from this site and I love this site. I will always be a member to this site. But if you want to share something with my site it is called Geek Coalition. Then feel free. But I am using the Drupal engine with some mods.

Picaxe 28x1 Digital input and output programming help. :D

I got some digital line sensors. I am trying to do these steps:

Set the I/O line to an output and drive it high
Allow at least 10 us for the 10 nF capacitor to charge
Make the I/O line an input (high impedance)
Measure the time for the capacitor to discharge by waiting for the I/O line to go low

Here is my code currenly for testing.