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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
Tunes a resistor to the value that "You" want
Which 10KΩ Resistor would you choose :- Well to tell the truth its the same one ..... just the one below has been Tweaked ! The Trick is to file the body of the … Read more
Enables you to upload code to an ATmega chip Arduino style without a FTDI board
When uploading code to a home brew Arduino clone, one of the magic tricks are to the the target chip to reset at the right moment. Usually the challenge is to … 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
One of my nephews said he had the idea of doing a painting with moving eyes that  would follow a person walking past.  He planned to put it at the bottom of a … Read more
easy connect
hi,      In an attempt to protect my panning servo from my three yr old stripping the servo gears, i ripped the magnets out of two old cd drive laser head and … 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
It may not be obvious why I chose that picture, but radio is all around us and we just don't notice it that much anymore. If you look at those buildings, every one … Read more
This is the first page of an informative set of pages showing different ways to communicate with your robot.
The picture above is a 2 Watt Blue Laser I built several months ago. It's way too powerful for robot communications around the house (it would start fires), but it … 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
Allows your robot to control PC applications / display sensor data
Using a
Gobetwino is a free program designed to allow Arduino boards to control PC aplications. Because it reads a serial com port it is not limited to Arduino boards and … Read more
  **Click the picture to show it bigger, and then click that picture again to make it big enough to read the fine print** ADDED (06MAY2012) This is the motor drive … 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