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Provides a 16 port IO device for the chip.
A note on the cost and time estimates. Time = time to draw out the schematic, do the layout and then populate the board. It's also the little things that seem to be … Read more
Preface:  No, this is not a robot.  But either I document this project here or on my turf & soil blog.  This seems like a better choice.  And yes, I use a … Read more
I show you data on your LED so you can save some power on your LEDs.
My program shows you all of the data on your Led from the first light to the normal operation light. From that data you can pick an RS that is good light, but lower … Read more
The robot controller app is out! Woo Hoo! Finally, a Android-based hobbyist robot controller that works with every microprocessor. There is no corresponding … Read more
Tests the sorta stuff you would test on robots
Inspired by a post by Geir Andersen, I decided to make a little tester box. Nothing too fancy, and (I'm sure) not properly put together, but enough to be able to so … Read more
Observes the sky with a video camera, transmits a ring tone to all walkie-talkies in a range of 2km, beeps to find it again
****Update 2011/8/18**** Video from a successful flight is up. The HD BoosterVision camera is awesome. Telemetry worked perfect. Recovery took me and my father in … Read more
***Update 2011/8/19*** First experiment using white wood glue (polyvinyl acetate) as a binder for the propellant hexaphenox. The advantage is that polyvinyl … Read more
For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
Provides regulated power and battery backup for low power systems.
The powerboard is part of a gardening project I've been working on that uses low power systems and integrates with a solar panel and battery backup. The intent was … Read more
Remote controlled, extremely precise (yeah, right!) 2-axis laser death ray
This started out as a top secret destruction weapon to be placed on the moon with plans of taking the world hostage, in order to make a trillion dollars... … Read more
Displays the scrolling text LMR
Hush finally did it, @ignoblegnome as per your wish I displayed the text LMR scrolling on the matrix and it took 719 lines of coding so please pardon me I didn't … Read more
When I first came across some videos on YouTube for Ferrofluid I was amazed of its properties and wanted to build something micro controlled with electro magnets. Read more
I decided to follow in ignoblegnomes footsteps and make me some solar bots! Here are the pictures; A little artsy picture made at night with high iso … Read more
Well I originally had a blog post on this project, but now that I have video I feel like it is time for an official post. Read more
Sound and speech with Arduino
A small audio chip is available on the market at low cost (20 euros) that allows to build an audio player managed with buttons or via serial port, for example with … Read more
Blinks in different programable patterns
My first step to robotics.... an 3x3x3 cube Read more
This is the XBee remote control done by a guy who basically just know put everything together with not much electronic. Yep, please go easy on me for this one. All … Read more
Here is my custom controller version 2. I made it so I can have some input to my robots and get information back. It is a simple design. It has a LCD, Xbee, custom … Read more
Uses 3,5mm jack to transfer signals on a rotating axis.
First thing first. This is just a quick and dirty attempt to improve the 360 degree sonar idea. I have seen some of the designs at LMR with a 3,5mm jack plug and … Read more