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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
makes 'handy' holes on PCBs
Do you lack power tools (power drill, dremel, etc)? are you wary to use them? are you unable to get proper drilling precision because  you lack a drill stand? … Read more
Organizes those resistors! And caps, and diodes...
Keep your resistors in business card holders! Make a big book O resistors!   I also organized my electrolytic caps   Read more
allows you to control large motors with position feedback
If you need to control a large motor but want it to have the same position control of a servo, you don't have to throw crazy amounts of money at it. You can … Read more
Makes an easy start to your pic project
Template files Continuing from here In the project wizard you will have selected an include file which holds all the definitions of pins and registers and a … Read more
Free development environment for microchip pics
Following on from my last post here Read more
Simulates electronic circuits.
Recently I have been learning electronics and realized that a circuit simulator could be useful.  Of course I wanted one that was easy to use and free.  After … Read more
LiPo's are great - and people tend to make them scary. Here's a few tips
First tip about Li-Po batteries: Make sure you are not searching images on lipo. The net is full of tips and clever in-depth articles on Li-Po batteries, and in … Read more
Ever since I got my hand on my first Arduino I have been impressed by the small SMD components used and thought that this is done by special machines or by some … Read more
Might please your eyes.
We had a SB discussion today. Some people got problems with the new color scheme in the Arduino IDE. Suggestions from birdmun hit my curiosity and that's the … Read more
I got asked in the shoutbox about Mplab by Ossipee and I realised there was really too much information to cover in the shoutbox so I thought I'd do a post for a … Read more
Shows how you can teach a single-axis move by using the Record/Play tactic
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Did you hear about teaching a robot a move but don't know how to do that? Did you ever struggle around to make a polished mathematical way/time function more … Read more