Let's Make Robots!
Intro: As most of you know, we are running a fundraiser to help cover costs for developing LMRv4. Visit our Donation Page for more info. Anyone who makes a … Read more

LMR Donor Drawing II

As most of you know, we are planning another robotically-selected drawing to pick winners for our five LMR Donation donor prizes. 

Use Pin5, despite the Picaxe documentation
The documentation for the AXE023 motor driver board for the PICAXE-08 states that, "pin5 cannot be used with the PICAXE-08 system as this is the serial input pin". Read more
This contraption was created to pick winners for the 2nd LMR Donation Drawing. See the included video for a demonstration. At the heart of the LMR Prize Picker is … Read more

Crossed the streams! Now FetaDuino is damaged!

I was thrilled to get my hands on a FetaDuino from Rocket Brand Studios. Only now I think I have damaged it.

I was wiring in a swich on the GPIO pins. I had the switch wired to a 3-pin header, with the switch common going to the signal line, normally connected (NC) going to +5V, and normally open (NO) going to GND.

 Com <-> Signal

 NC <-> +5V

Protei Open Source Sailing Drone - Cleaning Ocean Oil Spills

The Protei Open Source Sailing Drone team is looking for volunteers to contribute to their project. 

Contact them if interested.

If you are a fan of show Warehouse 13 you will recognize the Farnsworth. There are many examples of replicas for the Farnsworth, which the characters of the show … Read more
Meet Viz! Some say he's just a pretty face, but he wasn't born yesterday... He was born last Thursday. Parts and Materials: Read more

LMR Donor Drawing Winners - Seeedstudio

 

Fundraising

We're raising money for the development of LMRv4, and your generous donations have helped. If you haven't already, please visit our donation page for more info.

Our first round of funding was supported by Seeedstudio, who supplied some great prizes!

Seeed Studio Rocks!

What to get with my Dangerous Prototypes Free Coupon?

Over a month ago I won a coupon for a free PCB from Dangerous Prototypes. They give a chance to win a free PCB coupon three times a week on their blog page, on Facebook and on Twitter. Once in a while I make a random comment to try to win, and finally I did.

Now what the heck should I buy? I'm really having a hard time deciding.

Top picks so far are: