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Coil guns operate on a force of energy called Joules. You can convert joules into any force of energy, such as horse power, etc. The basics of a coil gun … Read more
So i finally managed to have the Picaxe USB Cable working under linux. Not the programming editor of course, just the serial connection. You can use it to … Read more
There are various different chips which are commonly used with the Picaxe chip. Here I attempt to explain what each one does, where it goes and why you might care. … Read more
If you are designing something so complex that you actually have to think (!?!).. and you get frustrated about how ugly you draw :) .. or perhaps you'd like to … Read more
This walkthrough is meant for someone who has never used a breadboard before. When complete you should be able to make a basic circuit (light an LED). List of … Read more
First off I'm no expert but I have gotten a bit wiser about what resistors are good for and how to find the right ones for a specific purpose. I will tell you about … Read more
This is part III of a series I call “How to build your first robot”.     This part is not so much instructions of how to build & program, that was in Part … Read more
Datalogger Description This little program can be used during the development of robots or other electronic devices. It can display a graph based on input from a … Read more
JKA has made an Java applet that takes serial output from any Microcontroller, and displays it in much better ways than the low-tech version I posted earlier. The … Read more
Just a quick tip on belt tracks, if you'd never did them before, and want to try :) Simple; one wheel in each side follows a motor, rest is free to turn. Motors can … Read more
Well, my 28x board is on its way and I have a good chassis to work with, so I will be building my first really cool robot soon. The problem I have is that the … Read more
(JKA is working on something more fancy than this, an applet for download)   If you are using Picaxe, I am sure you know, use, and appreciate the function … Read more
RC-servo to motor conversion   This is a smart little trick i had read about in the magazine "Elektor Electronics" a year ago. In 15 minutes you can turn your … Read more
This is Part II of How to build your first robot - tutorial. you can just take the cool navigation-code in here and have fun with it, or you can follow the whole … Read more
Blocks use the { and } charcaters to create collapsable code! In the Options menu of the Picaxe-editor, check "Use Collapsing blocks" in the "editor" - tab. Then … Read more
On Picaxe: sound 1, (110,3) is NOT a good idea, you should allways write sound 1, (110,3) low 1 (you do not need line breaks, just write it as above)   Being used … Read more
Looking at an IR-transmitter, but have no clue weather it is on or off? Turn on your camera, video or still, as long as it is digital. This blue spot does not show … Read more
Please note: The info on this page is about a board. However, things can be different depending on which chips you stick into the sockets of that board, and how … Read more