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LM4755 amp it is a fun project i always like to build audio projects, i repair amplifiers.   chips: power amp chip(LM4755) preamp chip(LM4562) EQ 3 band(LM4562) … Read more
As some of you know, my work is more and more related to SMD design. I just love how compact and robust these designs can be. I have no problems soldering the … Read more
Interfaces Arduino and Bluetooth 4.0 Module
UPDATE: 7/6/14 -- Silkscreen corrections.UPDATE: 6/1/14 BOM CorrectionsUPDATE: 4/2/14 -- Corrected information and linked the new breakout board, v.9.9   Read more
Serves chilled wine among other things
Using a
  *New Update* If you are interested in my other robots/projects please visit my personal webpage at www.secondrobotics.com   *Older Update* Read more
After making a wired RC car i thought of making a wireless RC car and made this RC car using NRF24L01 modules.After seeing Bajdi work on this modules i tried to … Read more
HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! Read more
Autonimous surveillance of my backyard, eventually.
Harvey is a Wild Thumper based surveillance robot intended to operate outside. Future plans are to be able to patrol my backyard with wireless video transmitted … Read more
Changes resistance when compressed
You may remember an article I wrote with regards to this Conductive Ink Indigogo campaign It has arrived and I am well pleased with the quality and uses it can be … Read more
Sits on your desk and looks cool.
I made this a while ago and I thought I might as well post a page for it. I printed this on a Printrbot Simple 2014. V1 printed successfully for me, but I … Read more
Greets people, recognizes faces, tracks moving objects and follows them (hopefully)
I will be taking a bit of a break from the APM rover to start a new project that's a bit more challenging. I got this idea from a game in the fallout series (New … Read more
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
Produces a variety of colors from an RGB LED using PWM
A simple RGB LED demonstration. First Part : Various Colors on Display (Mixing of RGB colors to produce other colors using PWM) Second Part : Fading Action using … Read more

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I decided to work on something smaller, using all the experience I gained with Kubik. This one is as small as I could make it, uses an Arduino Pro Micro for the … Read more

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

Some days ago I saw in sparkfun news this particular one about their new Data Service (https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1527).
After that I asked Frits and Matt if we could host something similar on LMR's servers.

Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.