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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
Yaw Control Of A 40Km/h RC Car Using Arduino
Hi, As promised, I have taken some of the code I previously published at RCArduino from a 1 meter per second application to ten meters per second. All of the … Read more
Use Pin5, despite the Picaxe documentation
The documentation for the AXE023 motor driver board for the PICAXE-08 states that, "pin5 cannot be used with the PICAXE-08 system as this is the serial input pin". Read more
Make a wire splice so strong that the wire will break before the splice does!
I made the following chart to show the process of making a good wire splice. Here are the steps defined: Read more
     Hi roboticists! This is one of the new brackets that I've made for the Godo's re-build and as I liked the final result, I've decided to share with … Read more
How to calibrate Arduino Project with RC Equipment, Control a tracked robot with proportional Car RC
Hi,    I have just posted a new topic to the RC Arduino blog, this one deals with something rarely covered - calibrating your Arduino project to RC Signals. Its … Read more
These are instructions for the optiboot bootloader shipped with Arduino 1.0
Optiboot works with ATmega168 but, to return the correct chip signature, for ATmega168P some changes must be done. The easy solution is to copy attached file to the … Read more
Reading Receivers, Driving Servos and ESCs
Hi, I have put together some detailed information on reading from RC Receivers, interfacing with servos and interrupts. Its Arduino based but the principles would … Read more
Have you ever programmed a microcontroller and after just a little change you made, the code - that was running completely fine last week - is not working … Read more
Cheap and easy USB interface for programming and communicating with microcontrollers
My work with ATmega microcontrollers was based mostly on ATmega168 and ATmega328 with Arduino bootloader on custom boards. For programming and communication through … Read more
Teaches how to upload picaxe code to it's board. ; )
I'm just going to post a quick tutorial on how to upload PICAXE code to the selected PICAXE board you have. This tip is dedicated to David Chetrit, who has had some … Read more
a spreadsheet giveing a overveiw on how multiplexing and help, and when multi-multiplexing helps
  so there was this one night i was up late and had to do homework.......  Read more
Rotates a head along a mathematical function
Did you ever tried to rotate the robot head and found the movement nervous?    This tip can help to smooth movements out.  Did you ever looked at a robot and … Read more
Sensibilizes about the delay() function
Whenever you use delays in your robot code your microcontroller is going to do nothing but wait until the delay is passed. Where on one hand this is a blessing it … Read more
Update: Added new video. What if your robot is stucked and can't free itself?    Take back the control and steer your robot out of trouble. What if some danger … Read more