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A great robot kit. Reconfigurable and full of features to start on robotics
This is a review on a very well designed robot kit: rero robot kit, ready for children and teenagers (or older) to learn robotics alone, with their teachers or … Read more
In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
If you haven't read Part1, you should read that first. So at the end of part one we had a window or the framebuffer to draw some texts and other things. But it's … Read more
Ok, I’m not 100% sure if anyone will be interested in this, however as far as I have seen, this site leans more towards software and electronics, than mechanical. … Read more
This is not a “start programming with python” tutorial, since I think if you know any other programming language, you should with the help of the www find your … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
A study on PWM outputs at Tiva C Series TM4C123G Launchpad Evaluation Kit (EK-TM4C123GXL)
After some months form Read more
A brief description about new open free courses online about Robotics, what they offer and what they lack
Last years we are seing new robotics courses online like the Embbeded Systems or Underactuated Robots from MiT. Read more
Testing basic functionalities on the Tiva C LaunchPad board and the Code Composer Studio v6 software
Checking (and finding) a better full software for firmware development for Tiva C boards Read more
sharing an experiment connecting a robot to Martin's 'shared brain' using a simple Python module
No matter how many hours we spend hacking code in our basements, our robots remain, shall we say, not the brightest lights in the harbor. Read more
A basic comparison between a new low power microcontroller and an known one produced by the same manufacturer (in progress)
Disclaimer: information stated in this article is for educational purpouses and under review. Not design decisions should be made solely with this information. You … Read more
Interface an lcd tft screen with arduino
Some of you may have purchased this LCD Screen or thinking of getting one. Its a great screen for displaying images and graphics. I purchased mine for displaying … Read more
Uses sensors to follow a line path
This Instructable shows the step by step instructions for building a cool little line following robot using the ActoBitty from Actobotics and an Arduino. Read more
Use A4988 stepper driver to drive two DC motors instead. Make use of currentlimit to control speed.
EDIT: Some speed control, new code example and video added 21.2.2014 See below " SOME IDEAS" section for more information.     I ordered some well known pololu … Read more
music and sound fx with minimal program memory usage
  Want to add cool music / sound effects to your project but don't have the required program memory? Want to avoid long codes to only add some fancy sounds to … Read more
At ServoCity, we field a high number of tech questions that deal with how to determine the proper spacing between the teeth of two mating gears. This spacing is a … Read more
Open hardware/software wifi module runs uIP TCP/IP stack. It has UART,SPI interfaces,GPIO x5 and PWM for intelligent control,but fingertip-sized only
Update: please, be careful as this review is based in previous version of this device. It has been updated lately from the manufacturer. Original files are not … Read more
Hi all, I currently do an online course at MiTx, 'Underactuated Robotics' by Russ Tedrake. 'Underactuated' basically means that the robot has more degrees of … Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more