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A simple explanation of IMU devices that does not require any advanced math.
 The full up-to-date text of article can be accessed here: http://starlino.com/imu_guide.html This guide is intended to everyone interested in inertial MEMS … Read more
Portable breadboard and power supply.
-EDIT- I reread this post, and it didn't sound at all clear... so I re-wrote it. Read more
 I recently read two great tutorials from gadget gangster on how to write to and read from SD card. Now this is great if you want to write pre-set text. But … Read more
Make a dumb terminal out of an old 16117A 1x16 LCD
Making a Dumb Terminal out of an old DMC 16117A 1x16 LCD display. First thing to do is to get a Serial Interface for the display. I am using a SparkFun.com SerLCD … Read more
Turn your servo into a powerful linear actuator
Provided you have the tools and the servo you can built this for under a couple of bucks. The actuator extends with a rate of about 50mm/min. It is rather slow but … Read more
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use the Parallax Serial Terminal for debugging with the Propeller.  This builds on my other tutorials which you can find … Read more
changes that may effect shield choices
You may already be aware of this but I thought it might be useful to Arduino Nano users .. Something to be aware of when deciding on a Nano Shield: Recently, I … Read more
a spreadsheet giveing a overveiw on how multiplexing and help, and when multi-multiplexing helps
  so there was this one night i was up late and had to do homework.......  Read more
Brings back the Vin Pin
If you have ever seen some magic smoke hovering around your Arduino, I bet there was this involuntary movement that resulted in you snapping the power supply from … Read more
Testing basic functionalities on the Tiva C LaunchPad board and the Code Composer Studio v6 software
Checking (and finding) a better full software for firmware development for Tiva C boards Read more
Makes an easy start to your pic project
Template files Continuing from here In the project wizard you will have selected an include file which holds all the definitions of pins and registers and a … Read more
Vacuum pen for SMD soldering
As I’m into SMD soldering for the moment I wanted a vacuum pickup tool. So the first thing I tried out was a manual pickup tool for eBay like this one That … Read more
Joins a 5mm shaft with an 8mm lead screw
Introduction Couplings are expensive, but tubing and Shapelock (Polymorph) is cheap.  This is a cheap way to build a coupling between a 5mm stepper and an M8 … Read more
I planned to use tactile sensor on my arduino based robot. In the end I used IR sensors instead. anyway, there are applications where tactile sensor is the right … Read more
Walkthrough about remote control a robot with an Android phone
What it does? This walkthrough demonstrate how to control an Arduino based robot from your Android cell phone. Different remote modes can be realized. Directy from … Read more
Cheap and easy USB interface for programming and communicating with microcontrollers
My work with ATmega microcontrollers was based mostly on ATmega168 and ATmega328 with Arduino bootloader on custom boards. For programming and communication through … Read more