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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
6 leged base platform, that walks around
Intro This is a 6 legged platform, that moves by walking around. You will need an RC servo controler to move the legs. Material list Plywood - The size of 2 … 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
Portable breadboard and power supply.
-EDIT- I reread this post, and it didn't sound at all clear... so I re-wrote it. 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
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
slowing a shutdown in a circuit from instant to a few seconds
I thought I'd do this as a tip after Geir Andersen posted on the circuit redesign for his UAV. The need was to maintain a supply long enough on shutdown to flush … Read more
Works like LIDAR - uses a wiimote
  First RADAR then LIDAR now WiiDAR ! Read more
This is just a very simple way of getting a sense of distance
This may be extremely simple, but then again, some one out there might get inspired by this thing that I just "found", so I decided to share :) Actually I started … Read more
  Here I will try to help begginers with the most attractive electronic device the LED. :D First of all the definition of a LED: An LED or Light Emitting Diode, … Read more
Get more components on a small breadboard
You may just look at the picture and say "well, duh!" and not need an explanation, but here it is for those that want it... Read more
guide light, conduct air, be tubey
When your project, like mine, needs a tube pipe to fit exactly around something, consider making your own. I could not find anything with the exact inner diameter … Read more
   One thing I do before I even start to order parts is to get a notebook.  In it I write down ideas, parts, prices, where to buy from, where to find data … Read more
Walkthrough about remote control a robot with an Android phone
What it does? This walkthrough demonstrate how to control an Arduino based robot from your Android cell phone. Different remote modes can be realized. Directy from … Read more