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please i need help with programing something (will pay you)

hi there, i need help with one of my projects, i want to make a usb that i can plug in to my computer and will auto-copy all the files from 1 folder, i want it to be as easy as possible, prefferably i want to assin it a folder and then when i plug it in i want it to copy all the new files from that folder, i want this usb to work with windows 8 (the operating system i use), it would help me a lot if someone could tell me where to find a progam that could help me do this, or if you know programming and really want to help you could try to write a code for me (only if you want to of cour

Is this diagram correct?

It's only been a day since I started planning to build a robot. I'm planning to follow this wiring diagram which I've produced from another pic. I have limited knowledge regarding robotics, so I want to make sure if this schematic is correct.

I'm having a problem on the power input. Is it correct to have common ground on both boards?

need help with R-Pi and ad-hoc wifi

Hello everyone,

I tried the whole day to get my R-Pi B+ to host an ad-hoc network. I tried multiple tutorials and wasn't able to get it working. I always reached a point where I was able to see the SSID of the network on my arch linux laptop with networkmanager, but It didn't manage to connect. And on my windows 8 PC the network didn't show up at all :( So if you've done this before or know a tutorial that should work let me know.

I want to do this so I can ssh connect to my R-Pi based robot from about any device that can do ssh without needing a router.

Can't trigger this relay with signal from my picaxe

I have been trying to get this relay to trigger from a "high" signal from the picaxe 28x1 I am using. As you can clearly see, I am missing some of the technical knowledge to debug this simple issue.

This darn relay

I have tested that the high signal is sent properly with a LED. It works. I also tested that the relay works when I pass current directly into it from my battery. 

All LMR are sold to you!

as abidance servants ! inslave the world. frist in impressions "its great. " All LMR are sold to you! "could be me but it just doesnt sit right for a slogan  "LMR sold to you!"today. or something.

                                                      Jinx 3Dprint bin.

making own USB motor controller with 754410

Hi All,

I've got two 754410 motor driver IC's on the way, and i want to stack them one on top the other (as explained on the robotroom website) to increase their total per channel amps.

Is there an easy way to create a usb interface for this IC?  I've got spare USB cables, Atmel chips, and odds and ends that may do the trick, but i just don't know exactly how to combine them into what i need.  I'd like to make  a homemade version of the pololu usb dual motor controllers to be precise.  Any guidance will be appreciated!


Hacking Motors?

Dear: LMR

You should know that recently my Poppet came in the mail after my dad backed Jayden Edwards off kickstarter. So anyways I decided to turn my Poppet into a self navigating Poppet. Because of that I need to replace the servos off of the Poppet. The Poppet servos aren't accurate enough to measure degrees so I need knew ones.

Searching for a cheap 5 V approx. 15.000mah rechargeable battery

Hello all,

For my current project I need to control 13 digital servos.I am using an Arduino UNO R3 clone (Sainsmart) and an Adafruit 16 channel servo driver board (not the shield).

Connecting two arduinos wirelessly

I've one arduino due and a uno. I want to connect them wirelessly i;m thinking of using bluetooth as it is cheap. I want to know is it possible using bluetooth and which bluetooth module should i use. If there is other cheaper or easier way to do the above mentioned task please let me know. thank you guys 

simple robots collaborate to lift a human body above the ground

Hey guys, 

 I am trying with friends to design a relatively small and simple robots that can collaborate together to lift a human body or move a human from one place to another. The assumption is that the human is laying on the ground and will not be moving. Assume a very simple enviornment.. I have a basic idea in mind, but I would like to hear more ideas and suggestions..

Problem with ATmega8 & HC-SR04

I am getting garbage results trying to control a HC-SR04 sonic distance sensor from a Dagu Mini Driver board (ATmega8). The wires to the SR04 are being monitored with a scope and/or logic analyser and look ok. The TRIG and ECHO timing appear reasonable and change proportional to distance to hard flat object..

I suspect the problem is with the ISR. It often tPmodDIN1imes has the endTime set to something resembling the current time in usec while the startTime variable remains at 0.

I love BASIC and I'm not ashamed of it, on the contrary.


Once in a while a comment passes by here that Basic sucks. It's supposed to be slow, unstructured and what more. There once was a Dutchman (unfortunately, couldn't he have been from some odd country instead?) who even stated that Basic mamed your brain! Fortunately he was an idiot else we would have a serious shortage in programmers worldwide...

I could not disagree more, so I will debunk some of the "cons" basic apparently has.

Robot boat motoring around the bay


We got our solar robot boat motoring around in the bay yesterday.  It really works!


Help with power circuitry

Ok so followng the advice in this thread and from these forums I have now bought a 7.4v and an 11.1v Turnigy LiPo rechargeable batteries (different voltages to be used in different applications).

Best motor for "tap water turbine"?

Hey All,

In looking online, it looks like when developing a wind/water mill-like generator, a high voltage motor is best to generate battery charging ability at low RPMs.  One of the problems with any hobby-type toy motors is that they need to be spun really fast to get some good voltage out of them.

But if i add gearing to the hobby motors then they become too difficult for gentle winds/water to move the fins of the generator.

This looks interesting.

A larger broken out 8266 board. Looks like it would be a neat little IoT quick-start board for small applications.

Looks like the web page for it is here.



Anyone has made the Big Hero 6 Baymax?

The Big Hero 6 is so hot now. As a maker, are you going to make a Baymax by yourself?

ICStation has listed out the items which can be used for making the robot.

Check the details here: http://www.icstation.com/baymax/baymax.html