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This tutorial shows you How to get the RSSI of an Xbee using Arduino!
It took so much time to get this working. But know everything works fine. Using RSSI you can make many funny projects, like object detection and so on. Check out … Read more
Possibly helps to detect objects, walls and holes.
 Some fancy nice ultrasonic sensors can read multiple echoes of sent ultrasonic wave. Cheap senosrs register the first echo that arrived back. If we could listen … Read more
Allows you to use USBasp on windows 8
Are you having problems installing usbasp drivers on windows 8 ? This walkthrough will guide you to installing those drivers :) Actually the main problem is that … Read more
A brilliant free robot control software that lets you assemble services to add functionality.
Hey all! I'm so excited by my first experiences with MRL ( http://myrobotlab.org/ ) that I thought I might post a video that I just made. I am currently finishing … Read more
Controls servos by Angle Accurately
I have always seen things differently with my electronics and programming background. Servo Math came from me seeing servos as having three parts. The angles … Read more
Helps those who don't have access to a solder or doesn't have the correct jumper wire
Any people out there who don't have an access to a solder or don't know how to use one, doesn't have the correct jumper wire, etc., consider this cheap (actually … Read more
Vacuum pen for SMD soldering
As I’m into SMD soldering for the moment I wanted a vacuum pickup tool. So the first thing I tried out was a manual pickup tool for eBay like this one That … Read more
Expands PWM outputs for servo control
     Those who intend to build a more complex project (in this case I mean with more DOFs, like a hexapod, biped humanoid and others) may find dificulties if … Read more
Make a dumb terminal out of an old 16117A 1x16 LCD
Making a Dumb Terminal out of an old DMC 16117A 1x16 LCD display. First thing to do is to get a Serial Interface for the display. I am using a SparkFun.com SerLCD … Read more
Performs speech recognition and control a few LEDs. It can be used to speech control anything.
  In this project I connect my Arduino Board to a WiFly module (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10822) from Roving Networks and stream audio to the PC, so that … Read more
Teach Kindergarden Kids about Chemistry and Electronics
Do you want to make it possible for a kid to make electronic circuits?    Make Squishy Circuit play dough and make up some challenges. Do you want to teach your … Read more
Charges your robots batteries while its on the move
Hello everyone. I decided on building a solar panel using solar cells to charge the batteries of my robot while its in use. (so that i have even longer run … Read more
I updated my program with full insert and delete. No networking or display. No plus formatting. Just a good E-Prom editor. Make sure you have strings before using … Read more
Pro: sticks well cheap? easy to use   Cons: kinda dangerous...got burned several times... some are very flimsy, so be careful may be frustrating Read more
Shift registers has been mention again and again to free pins for both input and output. This is just another example. I need a LCD display, some buttons, sd card … Read more
RCArduinoFastLib in action in an off road RC Car
Another post in the RC Arduino series relating to Reading RC Signals and controlling RC Vehicles. This one uses the RCArduinoFastLib to read a PPM Stream from a … Read more
Shows digits on a display using a shift register(74HC595) ,a PIC and c code
I recently killed an old cd player, and one of the parts i salvaged from it was a dual digit 7 segment display. My plan is to make the Pic send data to the shift … Read more
More Servos, Faster Refresh, New Library
A post to introduce a new library RCArduinoFastLib. The library supports upto 20 servos on an Arduino in two banks of 10. The two banks can have an independent … Read more
More Servos, Less Pins, Less Cost
Some time ago I posted a library for running ten servos from an Arduino using just 2 pins. I have extended it to 20 Servos from 4 pins. The library has a variable … Read more