Let's Make Robots!

LMR=Lets Make Movies

Where are the robots?

LMR seems to be drifting away from the orioginal core LMR values.

Movies / videos are a great help in descibing a robot project, but should not the primary goal.

There are many new posts of:

I built a robot,

Here is the video,

End of story. 

Father's Day Contest

Gadget GangsterNick at Gadget Gangster has announced a PICAXE Father's Day Contest. 

25 Microhips that shook the world

 

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I thought I would pass along Brian Santo's article "25 Microchips that Shook the World" from the IEEE Spectrum magaaine. 

 http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/may09/8747/2

It makes some interesting reading.

Ouch!

Now this is one powerful servo from Trossen Robotics!

Watch your fingers!

 http://blog.trossenrobotics.com/index.php/2009/04/30/rx-64-just-one-more-weapon-in-skynets-arsenal/

Latest Build

Check out the latest build by the guys at Evil Mad Scientists Labs

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/circuitsnacks

I'll take a half dozen.... 

Free DIPTRACE Upgrade

I've been using DIPTRACE for a number a years now and am a big fan of it. I was previously an EAGLE user and struggled with the learning curve.
 
The folks at DIPTRACE are offering a free upgrade to LMR forum members. This is not offered on their website.

Commrcial Inventory listings

Rant Alert!

I like the avalibility of descriptions of various parts provided by vendors and the user feed back on them. 

I also have no objection to vendors posting on LMR.

BUT, I do have a problem with being flooded with 80+ *new" posts at a single time by one vendor.

It is really too many to properly evaluate at one time.

I would suggest a 5 per day limit

Myc

 

P.S. Obviously the clerk at the vendor was told to get it done by Friday and finally finished the project.  VOILA!