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Thinking about building a 1 Bit Microcontroller

Okay, so I have done quite a bit of research online. I have fairly good sites for building the CPU itself, with the main ones being Minecraft and Duo (mine would resemble the Minecraft one much more, contain 2 registers, might add some more opcode though). Also, I have found a 1-bit CPU, the mc14500 from quite a few years past.

You can glow LED in 512000 colours using keyboard keys
I created this software using Processing software. If the selector is set in red, then the software sends values from 0 to 79, depending upon how much brightness is … Read more
GPS Waypoint navigation, computer development platform
Using a
The ArcRover is my latest platform for developing GPS navigation systems as well as other computer related stuff. The robot uses a Raspberry Pi as the main … Read more
When complete, Navigate via GPS, colision avoidance sensors, and machine vision
Using a
I have decided to move on to other things, GPS had some serious flaws, one of which would require me to drill out all the rivets, remove his shell, and replace two … Read more

Raspberry Pi Robot

Hopefully I didn't get your guys' hopes up, but I don't actually have a Raspberry Pi yet. However, it's on its way to my door (although I'm currently on vacation, so I'll have to wait a week). Now I'm filling up my time thinking of ways to use it. Most likely, I plan to make a robot from it. Since the Raspberry Pi has a lot more computational oomph than the Arduino, I want to make something more advanced than what I've done before. It'll probably be a mobile computer, with a keyboard, mouse, small screen, and perhaps some sort of manipulator to interact with the world.

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

Interfacing yor robot to your PC using Gobetwino (can work with any MCU)

I am currently working on a project where I need to teach my robot to "see" using an ultrasound sensor. In particular it must find and collect drink cans on a playfield and return them to a specific location.

To make the programming easier I wanted to take the sensor output from the robot and display it on the computer as a chart. As I am a terrible programmer I did a quick google search and came up with Gobetwino.

Fancontroller

Right, back again with an update on my idea for a kick-ass fanctroller. So far, I've been coding away and right now, I'm up to the point where the actual fan control is implemented (I've already written the LCD-commands, several input functions, a setup and a menu.) But I'm having some problems.

RC lawnmower for cut the grass from my android phone !
Using a
Hi everybody, First i present myself, so i am a 19 years old boy from france, i am actually studing at the university in tours ! I like technologics hackings and i … Read more

The mother of all fancontrollers... Hopefully

So, I'm the process of making the -in my opinion- ultimate PC fan/pump controller for use with a water cooling system.

The idea is to make a bracket which fits into a 5.25" bay and holds an LCD, some type of input (probably joystick) and an arduino, so the temperature responses are completely programmable. It should have three fan/pump channels and 3-6 (however many ADCs I have left, at least 3) temperature sensors.

Driving motors not working

I got my Picaxe kit in today and i was hooking everything up when i tried to get it to drive though, the motors were not working.

I put in High 5 and low 4 and high 7 and low 6 in my programmer but the wheels did not even move one inch HELP! :P

connect picaxe / computer / internet - budget solution ?

 

am a newbee to picaxe working with mac soft- and hardware

& i spent a a lot of  time looking for the following:

 

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Throws oranges when it sees a certain color
This is a catapult/trebuchet made of canes, which controlled by a PC via an arduino and a servo connected to it using a USB cable. The computer runs the … Read more

Computer On Wheels Controller

Hi guys,
 
 
 
Since last week, I've been learning c++ and openFrameworks and creating a application to control any robot with a computer on it or, at least connected to one by someway.
 
It is supposed to be simple to implement and use.
You just need to run the application and program your robot to read the following chars and act corresponding to them:
  • 'w' to move forward;
  • 's' to mo
Hi everyone, This is my most recent project. It is a robot which uses two cheap drills’ motors, that I bought a while ago for my tank. I didn’t like using … Read more
Communicates with your pc to control your robot
The wiimote is a really cool controller to use with your robots. It has many buttons, accelerometers and even a camera which tells the coordinates of the four … Read more

Suggestions for TheBox

Hi,

Lately, I've been creating computer vision applications for my robot TheBox

I've created a color tracker, a motion detector and a wall avoider application.

But now I ran out of ideas. 

 

So, can you give me some cool ideas to make other applications? :)

Well, this is probably the simplest robot I've ever made. It is just this event's robot mounted in a old IBM box. I've built it just to serve as a testing platform … Read more

Wireless Communication

Hi,

I'm trying to create a application with processing to let two computers communicate without using the internet.

But I'm not being well succeeded using Bluetooth. 

 

 

Computer Controlled RC Car with Wireless Camera

Hi

I wanna a project for my studies...

here is what i would like to make..

1. A RC Car that is controlled via computer and not by the its remote. i wanna create a application that controls the car and also displays real time video.

2. I wanna use zigbee (XBEE pro) for transmitting and receving commands and controls.

3. Wanna use mobile phone (wifi) camera for video transmission.

 

now i wanna know How can make this ???

1. which microcontroller should i use ????

2. which software should i use to make the compuetr app.

recieves commands sent by a computer thru a USB port and executes commands .
Using a
hello all ! , im new here and this is one advanced creation of mine which im going to submit here and follow up on its development . Read more

a computer output to a video / cable

recently i got a mini projecter.my laptop computer is only 800/600

i was wondering if i could turn a monitor output into the cables that are yellow and red(dont remember the name)

a computer output to a video / cable

recently i got a mini projecter.my laptop computer is only 800/600

i was wondering if i could turn a monitor output into the cables that are yellow and red(dont remember the name)

Drive train for Heavy robots

I'm trying to build a robot that is vision based. To do that I'm using roborealm (Amazing software its FREE!!!!) but it neeeds to run on a PC. I can't seem to find a cheep drive train to move the computer + a light weight robotic arm. Can someone please help me?!!!

sam