Let's Make Robots!
Roams and avoids obstacles via ultrasound, looks around, plays little tunes, flashes LED, beeps when it backs up
Using a
I thought it was time to do something with legs. While roaming the store I found jumbo wooden sticks and for some twisted reason I thought I should use them to … Read more
Navigates around using IR, beeps, plays noises, flashes the led
Using a
My first robot is done (for now!) :) It's based on the 'start here' robot, but I kept the darlington driver, did not use a servo, added speaker and led and wrote … Read more

Yay! The parts have arrived!

Took a couple of days for the parts to trickle in, but the components for the 'start here' bot arrived. I soldered all the pins I'll ever need on the picaxe and, so far, I managed to not solder any wires to the board. Everything uses cables with female connector and pins.

LED configuration for PICAXE 'Testing the System'

Hello everyone. Ground-zero beginner here. I've been a programmer for maaaaaaaaany moons, and I'm using robots as an excuse to learn about electronics. It's strange, yet fun to be a complete newbie again ;)

Some parts are on their way and I am spending my time deciphering the picaxe manual. One paragraph confused me and I think I finally figured it out, but I would like to have confirmation.

 It's in picaxe_manual1.pdf in the 'Testing The System' section when it describes the LED connection: