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setting fuses in a blank ATmega328P chip for use with Arduino IDE and burn the bootloader
Here is a little tutorial about setting the fuses on a blank ATmega328P in AVR Studio so you can use it with Arduino IDE: You need: Read more
Accurate and simple way to mount a sensor
Let's say you have a sensor on your beloved (or hated) bot. You want to fix it so you can easily tune the distance between it and the floor (for example). You … Read more
some formulas to help in the motor choice
  One of the problem building a robot is the choice of motors. I'm speaking about a mobile robot with wheel. So, I'm not speaking about legs or others geometries. Read more
Uses the servos potentiometer to detect resitance on a gripper.
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I soldered a wire to the middle pin of the potentiometer inside the servo that operates my gripper. Using an analog pin, I can tell when the Servo isn't moving. I … Read more
Turns a 4 Port AA holder to a 3 Port AA holder
I read the very detailed and well written SHR post and had a tip on the battery holder mod.   I typically don't have an endless supply of telescoping antennas to … Read more
char values sent via serial port in real time - Arduino code
Often it is needed to chart in real time the values coming from the serial port (RS-232). In Arduino environment it is a common need. If you have some values, only … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
Now it is Arduino’s turn to open the secret of “Blink a LED” to us. Arduino is heavily supported by a huge community, and is well documented. Read more
Play with connectors and make your ideas come together
Everything like printers and stuff have connectors in them that I will show you how to make them your own. I am only going to show you common stuff like servo … Read more
arduinoscope over network, multiple arduino boards, multiple instances, BORG!
This tutorial will be going over the Sensor Monitor Service.  The Sensor Monitor allows you to visualize and combine data from sensors.  In addition it … Read more
In my current project I have a rotary switch as a sort of menu selector. Read more
"Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork." I have used Kicad to draw a lot of … Read more
Improves the obstacle recognation of Sharp IR distance sensors
Sharp IR distance sensors are very often used in robotics. But I always found it annoying, that they do not recognize very small objects, chair legs or even walls … Read more
I recently got in a few parts to complete my smd soldering station and I would like to share my experience along with you. I found that I have started wanting … Read more
If you are working with tiny electronics, and made a soldering error - this might help :)
Recently I had to suck up some tin, tiny-tiny.. And my sucker was way too large. I had a stroke, and came up with the thought of using a telescopic antenna :) (See … Read more
Sometimes you need to know what position a servo is currently in. Two examples are: 1. The robot has lots of legs and the power has just been turned on. Without … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
   So far we’ve been talking theory, but now it is time to make things blink! You might have heard of “Hello World” term in programming. All that “Hello … Read more
Makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier
One of my friends online, Bill Porter, made a library that makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier. When he first sent me the library … Read more