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Mounting brackets for SRF05 (Open letter to Jack / DAGU)

SRF05 is still IMHO the best low-cost distance sensor.

And there is still no good / smart / fancy / easy / pro / cheap way to mount the darn thing on a turning neck / servo / front..

We now have a good contact to DAGU from China who makes cheap and cool robot-stuff.

So.. I thought.. Why don't we make some suggestions to how we would like such a mounting thing(ey) shaped and made? And then ask Jack from DAGU if he could start producing it?

This was my idea.. and now I need your help and ideas towards the design :)

This is a very nice little package. You have to assemble yourself, and there are 3 ways. You want to assemble in "C"-mode, ratio 203:1 The A & B setups, 58:1 … Read more

Tried the new Picaxe X2!

Holy crap, the programming is different!

Prepare to use extra time, or use the X1.

There is a "converter" in the latest Axepads, but it is not 100% compatible with all my dirty code.

Boy, this is different! More than I thought :)

However, I am sure it is wicked, a real step up! 

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Turn an ordinary (cheap?) RC-car into a Robot Wall Racer
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UPDATE: Code now attached above + Ant has send me some tiny relays, I think they would work in this, and you could make everything 1/4 the size of what I did. Ask … Read more
Drives around and navigates via ultra sound sensors mounted on a servo. Also shoots "laser" and make sounds :)
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Pushes itself around, freeweelin'
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Shows how far you can get with very few and cheap materials
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If the Google video is not working, please see the video here I proudly present part II of the "Little 8"-project!All I did was actually to cut the bumper's wire, … Read more