Let's Make Robots!
Introduction SPURT stands for School Project Using Robot Technology, a concept introduced by the Rostock University, in Germany. You can find more about their … Read more
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
Answers beginner questions on how to post pictures on LMR.
I see a lot of questions on the forums sometimes where a member asks the person to post a picture, and the person doesn't know how to do it. Well, here's how to do … Read more
Provides encoder measurements to a geared motor
Recently I hacked some servos for fun. While I had the servos open and had removed all the electronics, it occurred to me that there was a lot of space in there … Read more
Uses an analog input pin to capture a digital signal from a 3V sensor for use with a 5V microprocessor
I recently purchased a Parallax PIR Motion Detector from Radio Shack. These devices are only about $10 US, and do a nice job of general motion detection when your … Read more
There are three commands in Picaxe Basic that you can use for making sounds/music on the Picaxe. I posted my code as a file attachment, and there are some examples … Read more
I decided to build a pan/tilt mount using the DAGU parts I recently received. I did have a little trouble, but overall I'm pleased with the result.  You may notice … Read more
regulates my battery voltage, supplies 6V for motors and servos, 5V for logic
This walk through is heavily based on OddBot's walk through, "Once you've decided on batteries, how do you regulate the voltage?" I highly recommend that you read … Read more
While building my own 'Start Here' robot, I made a goof. I soldered on about 12 inches of 18 ga stranded wire to the motor contacts. Even though I reinforced it … Read more