Let's Make Robots!

Tips & walkthroughs

A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more
Changes resistance when compressed
You may remember an article I wrote with regards to this Conductive Ink Indigogo campaign It has arrived and I am well pleased with the quality and uses it can be … Read more
Introduction This tutorial will explain the basics of hobby robot design and covers many subjects. I have includes numerous links to explain various subjects in … Read more
Gets your robot up and running through a Python App
UPDATE : 7/14/2014 : 1) Controlling a robot via a Python GUI added 2) Video demonstrating GUI control added. Read more
Brings back the Vin Pin
If you have ever seen some magic smoke hovering around your Arduino, I bet there was this involuntary movement that resulted in you snapping the power supply from … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Pushes 3Kgs/sec/cm in a straight line
This is a new Gear motor version of my previous Linear Servo actuator. It is a custom 3D printed Linear Servo actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling … Read more
I found this nifty resource which outlines how to change the splash screen on a full graphic LCD. He goes into pretty good detail about how to go about it but … Read more
Like an alpha version of Samantha from the movie "Her" who will obey your every command or just annoy you.
Well it has been quite a while since I've put something here mostly because of college stuff, so let me just get to it. The embedded video is me talking to my … Read more
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more
Serially programs LPC1114 ARM Cortex M0
UPDATE: I tweaked the source and rebuilt lpc21isp to allow for automatic mode switching, bootloader and program, from an FTDI breakout. A few months ago Bdk6 sent … Read more
Calibrates your Kossel Mini
This is the second part of my Kossel Mini build log Read more
Converts Rotational motion to Linear motion
Here is a custom 3D printed Linear actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling something or other. Read more
Helps you print accurate
Hi,  I have decided to post this after yesterday I have lost lots of time trying to get a fan mount I have designed to print. What's worse is that the part in … Read more
LDO current regulator for power LED
Challenge You've got a power LED? Great! Build a flash light! Read more
Gets you in touch with the world
This is a displacement resistance type touch sensor. It uses conductive foam as the resistive element. If you would like to see a video Walk-through of how to … Read more
Shows the relationship between wheel angle and speed of robot.
When I posted my Omnibot page, I said I'd make a video attempting to make some of the counter intuitive math easier to understand. The attached video is my first … Read more
I found this amazing tutorial that breaks down Path Planning so even *I* can understand it. I thought many of you might appreociate it and the other links I have … Read more
Provides Guidance in Planning Robot motion
My friend Jon Hylands had asked a simple question the other day as to whether I used Finite State Machines in my code.     I quipped back "Of course! Is there … Read more