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IR Distance Sensor (not a sharp! wahoo) for my xmos project

 So I had an idea (because i i like building my own stuff) of an IR range finder very similar in fact to odbots attempt at a laser rangefinder combined with CtC's ir beacon. So a narrow beam IR LED is mounted on a servo or stepper (or several if more power is needed). A IR transistor (one of those TV remote receivers) is mounted next to it at a known distance inside a tube similar to that in CtC's design. The servo or stepper scans from pointing towards the sensor (near perpendicularly) outwards near parallel while the led is being pulsed at the appropriate frequency.

Custom Motor Driver Debugging

Hello LMR!

I built a motor driver, look: 

motor_driver_1.jpg

Cool isnt it? Of course it doesn't work as intended, but hopefully you guys can help me fix that. Lets take a look at the details first, and afterwards my problem.

miniature servos

i am willing tobuy the mini servos by dagu .wat should i do?

Mindstorms Aircraft Factory

"25 RCX
73 motors
costs: 8000€
2000 man hours"

This is sick...

Picaxe LCD Direct Connection Problem

Hey There,

I've hit a snag on a project of mine. I've been trying to build a servo calibrator (to test a servo's limits and test them on robots before they're connected to the motherboard) which should operate by positioning a servo depending on the position of a potentiometer, and display the pulse rate on a 16x2 LCD. I've built one before, with an LED display and a single servo output, but this one should handle two servos.

Except it doesn't. I won't even handle one.  There's two major problems I've found which I'm looking for solutions to.

Step up issues.

sc014a11d9.jpgxI recently bought a step up from spark-fun. The "DC-DC Boost converter NCP1400-5V". I power it with a 3.7v li po battery but it seems to be dead so I powered it with apporx 3.9v. I had used it in my micromouse and I am faced with a BIG problem. You see, I

connected( all in parallel)

 

Running Multiple EEPROMs with i2c

I found an older post /node/2119 with a link to this site (http://profmason.com/?page_id=106) which i have been looking at for a while. I somewhat understand the addressing, however the electronics part is a bit confusing. I know what pins 1-4 are grounded with pins 6 and 7 hooked up to the i2c sda and i2c scl pins (in that respective order) on the picaxe, in my case pins 23 and 18. IF I got all of that right, I'm wondering how (physcially) you're able to hook up more EEPROMs on the same line. I understand the adressing part, however the electronics part is a bit sketchy.

robotic arm

(reposted as forum topic by an admin) 

can i use picaxe 28 into 1 to programme 6 hitec hs 311 servos.

thanks

 

(here's the applicable reply to original post)

Arduino Serial to Processing

Ok, thanks for helping me with my last question, but now I have another one...

I am currently trying to make a robot with a tactile switch at the front. When that tactile switch is pushed down the robot reverses and turns around. Here is the cool part though, when the switch is pushed down it will also send data to processing, causing a face to jitter onscreen. So far I have been able to make the code for the face jitter (except on mouse over) Here is the code if anybody is curious: