Let's Make Robots!

Well I did it now!

I switched to Ubuntu linux and I love it. Here is a movie of my desktop. It is not the best. I need to get a better screen recorder. There are lines going through the video. :( But I dont see that when I am on my screen. I love it though. I installed compiz-fusion. :D

Free electronic samples galore!

Here is a list compiled of a bunch of companies that send free samples to people. Most of them send only to business but you can get around that with some smooth talking (basicly tell them your a business). :D

I am getting like 25 packages from different companies. Everything from electronic plastic holders (make great robot bodies) to semiconductor IC's.




Have fun!

Electronic Switches

Ok I have a switch with 3 leads. the leads are marked 1a 1 1b

How do these connect?

I just wanna make sure my +'s and -'s wont cross causing a short in the system. I thought a rocker switch disconnected 1 of the leads. I tried searching google and here. Should I connect both -'s to the middle and both +'s to the side where it has on? That is making more sense to me since I believe 1 of the leads gets disconnected. 


Thanks for your help.

Spamming and other things.

About the spam issue.

1. Signatures are just dumb! There is no need for them even for /lolgeek. You can see my freaking name in the post. This should just be removed.

2. If you wanna talk spam and ADVERTISING just look in the components section of this site. one store has 95% of it. Which is fine with me but there is no addition data about these components. Some helpful "this is possible applications for this component" would be nice.

3. If you have an issue with someone take the 2 seconds out of your browsing on here to let them know in a polite manner.

For anyone in the Seattle WA area Battle Bots!

More information here: http://www.westernalliedrobotics.com/

I think I am gonna build a custom sumo and go! :D

Have a question for you programmers like me out there! OOPic

I have googled this but am unable to find exactly what languages this IC supports... OOP (object oriented programming) is such mostly from libraries. What language does this support? Is it more scalable from the Picaxe basic. I do C# and Java and do it very well for 5 years. If I can use those on this Pic with its firmware that would be awesome. If its just Visual Basic then I will prolly go for the .NET serializer.


Thanks for your info...

Question about transitors

My camera does not do close up very well. But here it is anyway. The top portion is for two red led's I added and they are on a separate circuit.





Well Jasper is started!



Just added sound to him today. Now it is time for bed! Will work on specific sounds tomorrow. :P

A question about sound and the Picaxe 28x1

I have been following this thread http://letsmakerobots.com/node/1194 and was wondering if I made the connection like so:


1. I cant use the darlington driver because I am using servos. What would I connect into the pin slot? It would be pin 3 since I am using 0-2 for servos.

Go forward and turn because of allignment :)
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Well I am waiting for my version A.5 picaxe and got an idea for this little guy. He is not fully done yet but getting there. Stevie is a BEAM bot/Solar Roller. As … Read more