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Tips & walkthroughs

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
Addendum: Please don't watch my videos.  After Birdmun's comment I found Hack-a-Day has created better videos (shakes fist at Hack-a-Day) and I don't want anyone … Read more
makes able to read washed-up IC markings
This tip is for who, like me, willy-nilly has to scavenge broken circuits to gain free stuff. You will need: A blacklightAn highlighterA clean, dry and soft … Read more
1. Get over to Analog Devices and sign-up for a sample account. They seem to be pretty nice and let you order several samples every month, I believe. Read more
Gives a more real "sense of touch"
Here a little tip i use to put on all of my robots:   It is a revisited bump sensor, just using one or two pins, one pin to have just an axe, two pins to have X  … 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
Provides Rover 5 chassis with motor drivers, power supply and IR sensors
Introduction: The Explorer PCB was designed specifically for the 2 motor / 2 encoder version of the Rover 5 chassis. The Explorer provides all the basic features … Read more
For communicating with your robots or your intelligent household devices
(Edited the prices quoted) It appears that the pages I referenced earlier have lowered their overall prices.  As of 19 Nov 2013, here are current prices on these … 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
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
Keeps you alive to build more robots.
Considering some of the posts I have seen here lately, I thought it might be a good idea to share this.  I wish I could take credit for it, but I didn't write it. … 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
Burn the bootloader or write sketches directly to the MCU
The Arduino and Arduino compatible boards all use a small program called a bootloader to take serial data from your computer and store it in the Arduino's memory. … 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
Helps you get to grips with Arduino and what it can do
New Tutorial added. Learn to use the HC-05 with Arduino.     Are you new to Arduino? A certain component? Or electronics in general? Check out my tutorial … 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