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Tips & walkthroughs

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
homemade PCB through the heat transfer method and muriatic acid + hydrogen peroxide etching
There is an available pletora of how-to description regarding home made PCB boards. These are built around three different core trace transfer methods, the … Read more
Some graphs of the Sharp Sensors that could help you when designing your new robots.
Hi guys, If you have worked with Sharp IR Distance Sensors you may have noticed that they are not symmetric at all. They give high values when an object is placed … Read more
How To - View the assembly generated for your Arduino sketch
Hi, Here is a quick walk through of a simple process for viewing Arduino assembler - … Read more
Detects impacts using accelerometer
Note: it's getting harder and harder for me to take much credit for this-OddBot has done all the work since I first posted it and he's taken it from a built-in … Read more
Generates sound effects, music, drum track, gun shots anything, its a full wavetable synth
Hi, As there is a current forum topic asking for tips on adding sound to robots Its a good opportunity to introduce the Illutron B four voice wavetable … Read more
The Propellers Spin code has some very neat OBJ routines to work with complex maths. This is a run down on how to use the floating point routines. Since starting … Read more
Drive Speakers From uC Using Only Six Components
A Quote on the home page of lets make robots says - 'official information: It is fashionable to make robots that interacts with you, and/or are partly remote … Read more
Allows control of upto 10 servos using only two Arduino Pin to drive a decade counter
Hi,    This not a newly discovered technique, its been around for decades, but here is my explanation of how it works, a test sketch and also a ready made library … Read more
Helps you activate and read the distance.
This Arduino class library, gives some basic functions for activating and reading an Ultrasound sensor. A small example, also included in the ZIP file. #include … Read more
U can control the arduino by PC.
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I built a Visual-Basic program that can control arduino pins. As You can see in the picture, you can choose with COM port to connect, Read more
Serial RC Channels In and Out, Six Channels, Two Pins.
Hi, I have been looking for a way to build a generic RC library that is small, fast and can work with the standard servo library, its own servo library or serial … Read more
The Arduino powered portal turret is an arduino project in which its eye lights up in sync to a tune that a speaker plays.It is fairly easy to build, and requires at least 1 hour of building time.
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A day ago I made a tutorial of how to hack the thinkgeek portal turred flash light, by turning it into something more interesting. The portal turret us able to play … Read more
Gives your robot more personality
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A simple method to build robot eyes as for instance robots like NAO or DARwIn have. The drawing is nearly self-explanatory: Read more
Did you ever copy & paste your source-code from your IDE or editor into an LMR article    and found out that all syntax highlighting and formatting is … Read more
In this video I show you how to read out multiple buttons using only one ADC pin. I hope this is helpful to all of you who have not enough I/O pins left or to those … Read more