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Tips & walkthroughs

Doing 2 things at once is pretty easy!  This video tutorial goes over simultaneous multitasking on the Propeller.  My other tutorials (including my written … Read more
Uses an analog input pin to capture a digital signal from a 3V sensor for use with a 5V microprocessor
I recently purchased a Parallax PIR Motion Detector from Radio Shack. These devices are only about $10 US, and do a nice job of general motion detection when your … Read more
A video tutorial for your first Propeller program
Here's a video tutorial for the venerable 'Blinky Light' program with the Propeller.  I originially did a written guide to spin (here), this video is meant as … Read more
Hopefully provide you with at least 1 useful bit of guidance.
A recent problem was plaguing my home wireless network, and I was recently reminded about an important fact regarding Wireless networking.  Over the years, I've … Read more
An update to the Duemilanove
Using a
I started with the Propeller, but I've also used the PICaxe and played with AVR's and PIC's. With the release of the Arduino Uno, I thought it would be a good … Read more
Create wireless serial connection
Using a
Wireless controlThis walk through describes a cheap way to create a wireless controller for a robot. It is not a ready-to-go manual, but a proof of concept. It's … Read more
Ever needed a new texture or unusual form for your robotic creation........ .... Look no further and follow this Guide.     NonSream Videos :- PolyMorph workshop … Read more
Reads pulse width and calculates distance
I want to build a robot using the MSP430 value line (Texas Instruments Launchpad) that i bought for $4.30 a month ago. There are a couple of code samples from TI … Read more
Creates many kinds of applications
Probably you have seen some interesting projects around here which use applications created on processing, such as: Read more
I was just asked "How do you wind up doing so many demos and shows?" This i how :)
I just repeated the same 1/2 hour show 8 times today, and gave a couple of interviews. I cannot remember what I said to whom any longer. I have done this, because I … Read more
Show how to improve the output of analog sensors
Indroduction: The Sharp GP2Dxxx family is often used in robotics as distance sensors because the sensors are cheap and everywhere available. The normal use of these … Read more
 Hi everybody, This is somewhat a tutorial, so here I wanna present you some information about ATmel's processors, and I will present those two chips that I am … Read more
lets you transmit IR at a range of up to 200m
It is actually very simple you know...it' all based on two primary things: - LED won't be on at all times, so maybe we can get a little over that max current … Read more
XBee Files - Part 1 - Basic Communications and Setup. Non-Stream Video :- XBee Files Part 1 This guide will take you through the basic setting up of the XBees in an … Read more
A free building material that's easy to work with and sturdy
A little video tip on using wire hangers as a construction material.  Just remember; Don't cut hangers with your dikesRemove the coating before soldering.  Even … Read more
Answers beginner questions on how to post pictures on LMR.
I see a lot of questions on the forums sometimes where a member asks the person to post a picture, and the person doesn't know how to do it. Well, here's how to do … Read more
Control a Servo with a Ping Sensor in about 5 minutes
Using a
When I did the Web Clicker, I picked up a copy of ViewPort for debugging and it was a lifesaver.  ViewPort was designed by Hanno Sander.  He also developed an … Read more
Allows you to send IR / remote codes in "background"
Hello guys. After hours spent on the internet trying to understand how stuff works i came up with this piece of code. It simply sends out SONY remote codes, but the … Read more
Remote controls an Arduino/ PICAXE board connected to a computer by another computer using a wirelles network
I've tried to do this a while ago and I've had some problems finding documentation about this, so here is a quick and simple tutorial. First of all you'll have to … Read more
little background first... i wanted to try the NXT robot to follow line, BUT: - the smart brick only has 4 sensor ports - i only have 1 light sensor (able to detect … Read more