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PIR motion sensor and also other useful stuff like motor with gears, LED, switches, 3 AA batteries and connectors
Hi! A friend of mine reminded me of a cheap source of electronic components that can be used in robots. And the best thing is you can find it in every … Read more
Standard ultrasound sensor connection to a Red Back Spider robot controller
Using a
Hello everyone! This is my very first tutorial on LMR. I have spent a lot of time trying to connect a SRF05 to a Red Back Spider robot controller but in vain. But … Read more
UPDATE 07.27.11 I have written a maze solving simulator and embedded it online. It allows users to build a maze and have a virtual robot solve it using the left … Read more
As a beginner I was having trouble to figure out how to hook up SSC-32 with arduino to create multi legs robot. Looking around all forum for solutions and sample … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
Let’s start with a basic understanding of what program actually is. Program is a set of instructions for microcontroller to follow. A particular program is … Read more
Improves servos for robotics
Most servos are still made for radio controlled models not for building robots. If you want to mount servos in a different way, you need to buy or build brackets … Read more
Figure out which mode you should set on switch on Sabertooth motor controller
I was very confused about how to setup these switch on this controller and found this site pretty useful. Few clicks and you will find which setting you should go … Read more
  I found myself in a situation where polar coordinates are used in determining position and location of a small robot and several objects of interest.  In order … Read more
This is an old idea, finally I have the time to show it to the world. The are bottle shapes that perfectly fit together, you will see how easy it is to create a … Read more
Get a feel for beginning in electronics, design, etc.
  My first tip in this series is also the most important- the Notebook and other tools. In this tutorial we will cover: Read more
Helps beginners program AVR microcontrollers, makes code more readable
attach components to supports like pvc, acrylic, wood, cardboard, polymorph
During the development of Farrusco, we tried a lot of different ways to attach components to PVC supports, from hot-glue, to screws and double side-tape. Because … Read more
Gives push button the typical ON/OFF toggle function.
Hi everyone, this is my first walkthrough, hope You'll enjoy ;-) ___Where the story begins___ I wanted to use a PC PSU as power supply for my works and I was … Read more
Gives text output from your project
** walk through in progress ** IntroductionThese monochrome serial LCD text displays are apparently very popular and easy to use. But the official manual (pdf) … Read more
Saves your fingers from nasty burns
When you are using components that are new to you, or you don´t really know how to wire, if you plug them into your circuit first thing to do: DON¨T TOUCH THAT … Read more
Rotates continuous or moves to desired position
This is a short tutorial how you get a servo for continuous running AND normal servo mode for a few bucks. You can switch between the modes in setting an additional … Read more
Add collisions, movement and color to your lightcycles game
This is the second of a 3 part series.  Here's part 1, and stay tuned for part 3.  For more Spin tutorials, go here. Read more
uses data radios to transmit and receive joystick and button info
This will get used for a small boat project (not the big boat project I work on; something to help with testing things for it).  Out in the street this is testing … Read more