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Configuring servos to prevent damage

Configuring servos to prevent damage

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Most students and hobbyist will use servos at some stage when building a robot. This tutorial uses Arduino sample code but the concepts are the same w...

Chopsticks V2

Chopsticks v2

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style="line-height: 1.42857;">Originally Chopsticks was simply a variation of Frits's hot glue and paintstick philosophy intended on showing stude...

Burning the Arduino Bootloader onto an ATmega168PA

Burning the arduino bootloader onto an atmega168pa

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Introduction:These instructions were based on Arduino 1.0 running on Windows XP. They should work for other operating systems.Since version 0018 of th...

Building the perfect robot power supply

Building the perfect robot power supply

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One thing most robots need is a power supply that can put out a reasonable amount of current for servos and other small motors as well as run a proces...

Building an Arduino compatible robot from scratch

Building an arduino compatible robot from scratch

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IntroductionThis tutorial will explain the basics of hobby robot design and covers many subjects. I have includes numerous links to explain various su...

Building a new controller - fun and games

Building a new controller - fun and games

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One problem with small robots is limited space. This makes sheilds, motor controllers and wires difficult to fit. For this reason I tried to incorpora...

Animatronic head

Animatronic head

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Attachment SizeThis animatronic head was created for a demonstration to inspire contestants in a local competition. I put a fair bit of effort into th...

Bot 08M

Bot 08m

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Wanders about examining thingsActuators / output devices: 4x hextronic HXT900 servos. 2 modified for continuous rotation.Control method: autonomousCPU...

Building a TITAN -Let's Make Robots!

Building a titan -let's make robots!

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TITAN is a much larger version of my Wild Thumper robot chassis which was based on my original 6WD robot chassis. The reason for making TITAN is simpl...