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Collect and crosspost my blog entries and discussions about programming topics.
Introduction I started blogging about various programming topics and the community has chimed in with some good information.  I plan on continuing to blog … Read more
At ServoCity, we field a high number of tech questions that deal with how to determine the proper spacing between the teeth of two mating gears. This spacing is a … Read more
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Hi folks! Today has started a new robotics course, this time from University of Reading. Even it's an introductory course, it promise to deliver good foundations … 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
Breadboard Propeller and programming with Linux and PropGCC
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Writing program in C with propgcc on Ubuntu Linux so you can compile and load the Parallax Propeller with Linux and C rather than Windoze and Spin. The video is … Read more
Navigates around in response to voice commands.
Using a
In this post I am going to show how to build a 2WD voice-controlled robot. Read more
Make the lightcycles game from Tron on the Propeller with this step-by-step tutorial
This is the first of a 3 part series.  Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3!  For my other Spin tutorials, go here. Read more
Read RFID tags from the Parallax RFID reader on the Raspi
How to connect the Parallax RFID Serial Reader to the Raspberry Pi safely. Using a Logic Level Converter from SparkFun to step down the 5V serial from the reader … Read more
start a ProgramAB chat bot service in MRL
kwatters made this nice tutorial of the ProgramAB service in MRL. Read more
little background first... i wanted to try the NXT robot to follow line, BUT: - the smart brick only has 4 sensor ports - i only have 1 light sensor (able to detect … Read more
Uses an analog input pin to capture a digital signal from a 3V sensor for use with a 5V microprocessor
I recently purchased a Parallax PIR Motion Detector from Radio Shack. These devices are only about $10 US, and do a nice job of general motion detection when your … Read more
Yaw Control Of A 40Km/h RC Car Using Arduino
Hi, As promised, I have taken some of the code I previously published at RCArduino from a 1 meter per second application to ten meters per second. All of the … Read more
Just some little tips in LMRs. Is your robot in the picture?
I was just wandering how many robots and fun we have had lately, and it's just overwhelming! And we +1,500 active members is just crazy and great! (If you wander … Read more
Control up to 4 DC motors 7-25 VDC with extra capabilities
Hi!Today I´m writing on my test on this versatile motor driver from Cytron Technologies. You have its full specifications here. Read more
Take Pictures/Video, Image Processing
  In this post I will review and go through the setup of the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. This module is great for integrating computer vision into your robot for … Read more