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Tips & walkthroughs

Sometimes you need to know what position a servo is currently in. Two examples are: 1. The robot has lots of legs and the power has just been turned on. Without … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
   So far we’ve been talking theory, but now it is time to make things blink! You might have heard of “Hello World” term in programming. All that “Hello … Read more
Makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier
One of my friends online, Bill Porter, made a library that makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier. When he first sent me the library … Read more
control commands on Arduino via a RC
Using a
Hello guys, this is my second tutorial. After a painstaking 2 days of work, finally got this working and I would like to share this with you guys. Okay I want to … Read more
myrobotlab, open source, Java, service based framework, robotics and creative machine control
Saves time and avoids many related coding mistakes.
I have been learning about programming for years. More recently, I have been taught that magic numbers or constants should not be hard coded deep in your program. … Read more
Use the reset button on the Arduino as an input button
Using a
Have you ever written a simple Arduino application that just needed a single button? Most Arduino's and their clones have a reset button. Depending on your … Read more
Give you an empty shell to make a remote
This idea came from CtC, who posted it here. I accidently stumbled on my old 40 MHz FM remote (like 25+years old) which I had lying around. You can scavenge a few … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
“Hey, Chapter numbers are in binary!” could you say. And, yes, they are! And they are bytes. And we can have maximum number of 255. Will we go so far? Who … Read more
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
This Tip/Walkthrough shows you how to make :- "Glow in the Dark" PolyMorph This stuff is real fun to play with and it infects the whole family. First get some … 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
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
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
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