Let's Make Robots!
Geir's RGB night light was such an inspiration I just had to make my own.  Instead of Picaxes I decided to use ATTiny 2313. At first I tried to program it with C … Read more

First experiences of AvrUsb500 v2 programmer

Last week I got this avrUSB500v2 programmer kit from tuxgraphics.org. The kit has all the needed components except the ATMega8 chip. You have to purchase that separately. Here are the kit's components and ATMega8:

Note that FTDI smd-chip is conveniently already soldered to PCB.

Price: $27.46 USD
You might need some linux experience to get it working (programming the programmer is done in Linux) unless you have another AVR programmer available. Here's some … Read more
Drives around on fridge door, water heater or table
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My LadyBugBot clone is finally finished. Or finished the second time because it got broken earlier. Now I kinda cheated and shot a new video of it running on a … Read more

Making of LadyBugBot clone

[See updates and videos on the bottom of this page]

Isotope's LadyBugBot looked like fun to make so I thought to give it a try. Also, this bot would make a great gift to someone having a kitchen renovated and I just happen to know one :-)

If you are running out of input/output pins of your Picaxe here's something that might help you: Picaxe's configurable input/output pins can be used in three … Read more
UPDATE 16th Feb 2010: File attachments First of all: Thanks to fritsl for the original YDM. That's (quite obviously) the source for my inspiration to start building … Read more