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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.
Using a
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.
Using a
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
Using a
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