Let's Make Robots!

Tips & walkthroughs

A brilliant free robot control software that lets you assemble services to add functionality.
Hey all! I'm so excited by my first experiences with MRL ( http://myrobotlab.org/ ) that I thought I might post a video that I just made. I am currently finishing … Read more
Controls servos by Angle Accurately
I have always seen things differently with my electronics and programming background. Servo Math came from me seeing servos as having three parts. The angles … Read more
Provides Rover 5 chassis with motor drivers, power supply and IR sensors
Introduction: The Explorer PCB was designed specifically for the 2 motor / 2 encoder version of the Rover 5 chassis. The Explorer provides all the basic features … Read more
For communicating with your robots or your intelligent household devices
(Edited the prices quoted) It appears that the pages I referenced earlier have lowered their overall prices.  As of 19 Nov 2013, here are current prices on these … Read more
Helps those who don't have access to a solder or doesn't have the correct jumper wire
Any people out there who don't have an access to a solder or don't know how to use one, doesn't have the correct jumper wire, etc., consider this cheap (actually … Read more
As I’m into SMD soldering for the moment I wanted a vacuum pickup tool. So the first thing I tried out was a manual pickup tool for eBay like this one That … Read more
Expands PWM outputs for servo control
     Those who intend to build a more complex project (in this case I mean with more DOFs, like a hexapod, biped humanoid and others) may find dificulties if … Read more
Keeps you alive to build more robots.
Considering some of the posts I have seen here lately, I thought it might be a good idea to share this.  I wish I could take credit for it, but I didn't write it. … Read more
Make a dumb terminal out of an old 16117A 1x16 LCD
Making a Dumb Terminal out of an old DMC 16117A 1x16 LCD display. First thing to do is to get a Serial Interface for the display. I am using a SparkFun.com SerLCD … Read more
Performs speech recognition and control a few LEDs. It can be used to speech control anything.
  In this project I connect my Arduino Board to a WiFly module (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10822) from Roving Networks and stream audio to the PC, so that … Read more
Burn the bootloader or write sketches directly to the MCU
The Arduino and Arduino compatible boards all use a small program called a bootloader to take serial data from your computer and store it in the Arduino's memory. … Read more
Teach Kindergarden Kids about Chemistry and Electronics
Do you want to make it possible for a kid to make electronic circuits?    Make Squishy Circuit play dough and make up some challenges. Do you want to teach your … Read more
Helps you get to grips with Arduino and what it can do
New Tutorial added. Learn to use the HC-05 with Arduino.     Are you new to Arduino? A certain component? Or electronics in general? Check out my tutorial … Read more
Charges your robots batteries while its on the move
Hello everyone. I decided on building a solar panel using solar cells to charge the batteries of my robot while its in use. (so that i have even longer run … Read more
I updated my program with full insert and delete. No networking or display. No plus formatting. Just a good E-Prom editor. Make sure you have strings before using … Read more
Transmits video signals to your computer using Wifi
Ever wanted to give your robot some eyes? Or see what the robot sees? Or have openCV cababilities for your robot? Well I have found a viable program for you, … Read more
Keeps track of small things that get lost easily
Unless you paid a lot more for your multimeter than I did, you probably only got one pretty all-purpose set of probes that look like little darts without feathers … Read more
Pro: sticks well cheap? easy to use   Cons: kinda dangerous...got burned several times... some are very flimsy, so be careful may be frustrating Read more
Shift registers has been mention again and again to free pins for both input and output. This is just another example. I need a LCD display, some buttons, sd card … Read more