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Three 68332 Designs Presented Kenneth Maxon presents three full designs, including artwork and schematics, for controller boards based on the 68332. Outstanding article full of detailed information.
Topics: Electronics
Kenneth Maxon
Implementing Dead Reckoning by Odometry on R/C Servo Robot Dafydd Walters: This article describes how to implement a simple, but robust, optical wheel encoder system on a robot that uses hobby servos for two-wheel differential drive.
Topics: Programming/Algorithms
Dafydd Walters
Robot: Scorch Jeff Clayton shares pictures and design elements from his robot Scorch. This is one hot robot.
Topics: Projects
Jeff Clayton
RF Modem Robotics Project Rob Arnold shows how he incorporated a 433mhz Radio system onto his robot.
Topics: Electronics
Rob Arnold
Detailed hack for Polaroid Sonar Dennis Clark shows us how to hack a surplus camera to get the sonar unit out. Complete with pictures and source code, this is a good explaination of how to get sonar on the cheap.
Topics: Projects, Electronics
Dennis Clark
Improving Servo Positioning Accuracy David Andersen shows us how to improve the accuracy of servo positioning using a great hack of a servo.
Topics: Projects, Motors/Locomotion, Construction Techniques
David Anderson
Regarding Precision Navigation John Whitten expresses some important viewpoints about the needs for precision in robot building. He argues quite succesfully that we spend too much time worrying about precision, but not enough time handling our lack of it. Read this, its important to yo
Topics: Programming/Algorithms, Navigation
John Whitten
Building a Photopopper Jeff Stefan takes us through the construction of a BEAM Photopopper
Topics: Projects, Electronics
Jeff Stephan
Skatebot Won! Robert Jordan shares some exciting news about Skatebot, and also more details on how to hack one.
Topics: Projects, Electronics
Robert Jordan
Async-Input for the SPI of 68HC812 For a new MIDI project, Roland Froehlich needed a third async input. Commercial available SPI-Uarts are too expensive, so Roland found a low cost alternative with a GAL16V8.
Topics: Electronics
Roland Froehlich
First WORKSHOP 3D RCX LEGO Challenge Steve Kaehler shows us the Lego Challenge from the Pacific Science Center earlier this year.
Topics: Contests, Product Reviews
Steve Kaehler
SBasic for the 68000 Karl Lunt tells us about his recent enhancements to the SBASIC language.
Topics: Product Reviews, Programming/Algorithms
Karl Lunt