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Use Pin5, despite the Picaxe documentation
The documentation for the AXE023 motor driver board for the PICAXE-08 states that, "pin5 cannot be used with the PICAXE-08 system as this is the serial input pin". Read more
Make a wire splice so strong that the wire will break before the splice does!
I made the following chart to show the process of making a good wire splice. Here are the steps defined: Read more
Add 10-bit incremental / absolute encoder feedback to your hobby servo.
Modified continuous-rotation servos are used extensively by roboticists due to their small form-factor, enclosed motor-gearbox, ease of mounting and … Read more
     Hi roboticists! This is one of the new brackets that I've made for the Godo's re-build and as I liked the final result, I've decided to share with … 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
Teaches how to upload picaxe code to it's board. ; )
I'm just going to post a quick tutorial on how to upload PICAXE code to the selected PICAXE board you have. This tip is dedicated to David Chetrit, who has had some … Read more
Reading Receivers, Driving Servos and ESCs
Hi, I have put together some detailed information on reading from RC Receivers, interfacing with servos and interrupts. Its Arduino based but the principles would … Read more
Have you ever programmed a microcontroller and after just a little change you made, the code - that was running completely fine last week - is not working … Read more
Sensibilizes about the delay() function
Whenever you use delays in your robot code your microcontroller is going to do nothing but wait until the delay is passed. Where on one hand this is a blessing it … Read more
Update: Added new video. What if your robot is stucked and can't free itself?    Take back the control and steer your robot out of trouble. What if some danger … Read more
communicates with devices over serial
I'm slowly building a library of programs in C# for controlling robots, writing tutorials for how to make them as I go. I will be listing all my programs for … Read more
Attempts to help people understand what a robot is.
  Before you all wonder why I'm posting this here, let me clarify. From what I've noticed, most people don't actually seem to know what a robot is. Many people … Read more
Line-following robots with pick-and-placement capabilities are commonly used in manufacturing plants. These move on a specified path to pick the components from specified locations and place them on desired locations.
Using a
Line-following robots with pick-and-placement capabilities Read more
Provides a better alternative to the standard motor driver chips
For my first post here I've decided to present a tip rather than a robot build. While working on a my first robot I became frustrated with the selection of motor … Read more
Learn how to make a robot, no skills needed, very, very easy.
Using a
If you have purchased an "Instant Robot" shield, you can find a project using that shield here.If you prefer the instructions in a single PDF, Dominic / Servello … Read more
Use a 38kHz remote control receiver sensor for detecting objects and avoid collision.
Do you want to know how to use cheap infrared receiver sensors to detect objects? How to build a Single or Dual proximity sensor and determine fast if you have … Read more
Makes your xBee to pc connection look more stylish.
This is my first Tip, thus please be lenient. ;D Read more
Just a quick tip for desoldering components. Usually it’s hard to use regular pliers to hold on to a wire and find the right spot on the other side of the board … Read more