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*** Update 9.27.09 *** BIG UPDATE BIG UPDATE BIG UPDATE!!!!  Well, it has happened! Walter has gotten his voice... I was a bit surprised however, he is American … Read more
Well, here we go... Please watch the video, it explains a lot.  ******Already an Update.... sigh****** I forgot to add some baby … Read more
After many, many tests and trial runs, I have started cleaning up Walter's electronics and mechanics to a state that is a little bit closer to what it will be when … Read more
My old printer broke down and before throwing anything away I always rip things apart hunting for parts that I can use in other projects. Most of you probably does … Read more
Transport components out of robot cell
Using a
I'm working on a bachelor's project, together with 5 other students, where we're going to continue development of and improve a laser guided AGV. Read more
This is Mr. Tidy, his job is to pick up bottles and glasses after a party and put them in a tidy pile.The third video shows him picking up his first can. Read more
Driving motors at low speed with good torque
Many micro controllers have a PWM function built into their hardware that can be used to control the speed of motors or be filtered to create an analog output. … Read more
Interfaces your computer to your brain
Many people today think that controlling your surrounding with your mind belongs in a science fiction category. Thanks to company called Emotiv, however, one can … Read more
My local robotics group does mini competitions every few months. For October '09 the mini comp is small scale fire fighting. So this is my second of my two … Read more
I made Miss Princess for my 4 year old niece. She's a lot more interested in Princesses than robots, so I called it Miss Princess to trick her :) There's a Battery … Read more
Updated on 2/15/09. I've added a couple new pictures. Its running, but not optimized. Testing will follow, then I'll post some navigation video's, etc.   This is … Read more
UPDATE 16th Feb 2010: File attachments First of all: Thanks to fritsl for the original YDM. That's (quite obviously) the source for my inspiration to start building … Read more
I just finished my the board for the Vulvan Five and had it sent away to get CNCed.  I have the capability to do homemade PCBs but this one was a little big.  So … Read more
Archos Intro: The Archos is basically an I-pod Touch on steroids. Given the fact that it can multi-task, use flash when surfing the web, and run on the Android OS, … Read more
Moves fast on hard snow and ice.
I couldnt help it, there was still snow.. i had a robot ready, just needs programming.. But every time I try to sit down at finish it, I make a new Trata. Since … Read more

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Which MOSFET to use for battery voltage measurement?

Hello all,

I'm currently building a buoy with a string of sensors that measures temperatures at different dephts. I'll be making a blog or Something Else later.

The thing is, I want to measure the voltage of the battery (Li-Po) to be able to predict when it needs to be charged since the system will operate "out-there-in-the-middle-of-nowhere".

[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING & VIDEO - Date & time] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. It is also a HackadayPrize … Read more
Control every robot with a customizable app
I just finished a project I have been working on for quite a while now - a fully featured universal Bluetooth remote for Android. Most controllers I have seen on … Read more
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more

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Super Cooler Code

Hi guys as some of you know I've been working on code for a project I have in mind, it not a new idea, lots of folks are doing it http://freeaire.com/ , I just want to put my take on it, and perhaps save some store owners some money and make a little myself.

 I live in Maine USA, winters are pretty cold here, lots of small stores have walk in coolers for keeping beer and soda code, so why not when its suitable use that cold air to cool the walk ins, a typical 8' by 20' walking cooler costs $250 or more a month in electricity to operate.

Some design stuff

App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
Walks using 3 servos, makes sounds depending on its environment
Using a
So, now that I've built a couple of bots, I thought I'd try making one of those Bottlebots that they have on TV, you know on that program where they fight? What's … Read more