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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
You can detect footsteps, and the world below!
I just discovered geophones by watching the video. Check it out, Geophones, it's the latest. You can make one by hanging a magnet in a rubber band, and let it … Read more
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use the Parallax Serial Terminal for debugging with the Propeller.  This builds on my other tutorials which you can find … Read more
Wireless telemetry + video with 3 resistors and 6 feet of hookup wire
Using a
The Prop can generate NTSC, PAL, or VGA video signals.  Most users connect to their TV through a baseband (RCA jack) input.  Baseband is great for a wired … Read more
Well, it can grip stuff, and your robot can use it as hands!
**Watch the video!** To make this project you will need: Read more
When making a Sumo-style robot, make it celebrate it's victory easily
Sumo robots are very, very fun to make (and always make 2). Tip on programming your Sumo robot so it is more fun to watch: Unfortunatly I had my sumo-period just … Read more
visualizes uC data - if your robot is part puter - you can use Alerts to change behavior
  For the robot enthusiast nothing is more helpful than your trusty Oscope.  Equivlent to the a cowboy's trusty steed. Your faithful oscope will deliver you out … Read more
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to write data to an SD or SDHC card with the Propeller.  This builds on my other tutorials which you can find here. Read more
I read on the Arduino forum about using cheap Nokia data cables as a compatible "FTDI cable". I decided to have a look and started to shop around for a compatible … Read more