Let's Make Robots!

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sharing an experiment connecting a robot to Martin's 'shared brain' using a simple Python module
No matter how many hours we spend hacking code in our basements, our robots remain, shall we say, not the brightest lights in the harbor. Read more
A basic comparison between a new low power microcontroller and an known one produced by the same manufacturer (in progress)
Disclaimer: information stated in this article is for educational purpouses and under review. Not design decisions should be made solely with this information. You … Read more
bowden modification of prusa mendel i2
    Modding the prusa mendel i2 for a bowden  system     Read more
Part of my C journal -- Writing an LPC1114 bootloader   Setting Up the GCC Compiler I setup a C environment as basic I could.  There may be easier ways to go … Read more
Encodes hex data into UUEncoded data
  I want to take a moment to thank Bdk6.  The man is a walking Stack Overflow, with more patience for stupid.  I doubt I'd understand any of this without his … Read more
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost (but I am) I thought I'd take some time away from coding my LPC1114 Uploader and verbally process a few things I've learned.  As … Read more
Interface an lcd tft screen with arduino
Some of you may have purchased this LCD Screen or thinking of getting one. Its a great screen for displaying images and graphics. I purchased mine for displaying … Read more
Uses sensors to follow a line path
This Instructable shows the step by step instructions for building a cool little line following robot using the ActoBitty from Actobotics and an Arduino. Read more
Use A4988 stepper driver to drive two DC motors instead. Make use of currentlimit to control speed.
EDIT: Some speed control, new code example and video added 21.2.2014 See below " SOME IDEAS" section for more information.     I ordered some well known pololu … Read more
music and sound fx with minimal program memory usage
  Want to add cool music / sound effects to your project but don't have the required program memory? Want to avoid long codes to only add some fancy sounds to … Read more
  The arduino been having all the fun with those  cheap ultrasonic sensor, time the PICAXE had some. The sensor requires 5V anything less and the sensor becomes a … Read more
annoying thing when an object is uploaded the stl viewer appears to orbit the grid instead off panning around an object "see the two files below in the stl viewer. … 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
Open hardware/software wifi module runs uIP TCP/IP stack. It has UART,SPI interfaces,GPIO x5 and PWM for intelligent control,but fingertip-sized only
Update: please, be careful as this review is based in a device that was updated from the manufacturer.  Would you like to command over wifi out of the box from you … Read more
Precision control of 2 DC brushed motors using encoders
Perhaps the most common part needed to build a robot is a motor controller and usually the first complaint from beginers is that the robot does not travel in a … Read more
Here a few more details of getting your Propeller or Arduino to control objects in Blender. First part is the hardest ..... Install PySerial  to enable Blender to … Read more
Hi all, I currently do an online course at MiTx, 'Underactuated Robotics' by Russ Tedrake. 'Underactuated' basically means that the robot has more degrees of … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more