Let's Make Robots!

Building strapping

Im not sure what it's called, CTC can you enlighten me? But it's cheap and easy to work with. I've used it on Retro bot for the extra battery holder http://letsmakerobots.com/node/8004 You should be able to get it from you local building supplies store. Easy to bend, and cut it with tin snips.


Breadboard limitations

Over the weekend I was trying to hookup some UHF TX/RX to do a howto on cheap wireless communication. I spent a few hours trying to figure out why it would work for a few seconds, and then stop working. After checking all the connections, all I could figure out was that if I jiggle a few wires, it would work again. From this I decided that it was a problem with the breadboard I was using. 

iSobot $100!!!!!!!!!

How can you go past this without having your wallet $100 lighter?


AXE031 servo controller - set speed?

Hi Everyone

 Can someone (frits I know you have done it) help me with the AXE031 sevo controller board. I've got it working based on the example in the instructions (http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/docs/axe031.pdf), but I can't figure out how to control the servo speed. Any chance of some sample code?


Thanks guys.


SPE030 - anyone used one?

Has anyone had any experience with the SPE030 speech synthesizer? I just want to know what it sounds like, I've done a google search but didn't come up with anything.



Polymorph - swaparoonie

I have polymorph, tell me how much you want in exchange of:


servo controller

ultrasonic range finder



Ant of Australia

Seperating SRF005 rx/tx

Hi All

 I got my  srf05 in the mail today and am wondering if I can seperate the transmitter and reciever and mount them further apart? I want to use them as 'ears' on my bot. Does anyone know if they need to be as close together as they are on the board? I'm thinking moving them apart may change the acoustics(right word?)?  





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