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Articles for topic(s): Basics
|Winter 2006||Making & Assembling PCB's||Design, Fabricate & Assemble your PCB
|Winter 2006||Junk Box Curve Tracer||Assembling a Curve Tracer out of odds & ends around the shop and hot to use it.
Topics: Basics, Electronics
|Winter 2004||Cathy's Robot Adventures||Cathy Saxton details building, competing, and winning with a line-maze robot at Robothon 2003.
Topics: Contests, Basics, Microcontrollers
|Winter 2004||Lego Sensor for Atmel AVR||Larry Barello details how to how to interface the Atmel AVR with LEGO® Mindstorm® sensors.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Microcontrollers, Electronics, Sensors
|September 2001||First Steps: Failures||Doug Leppard bravely documents some of his failures so we can all learn from his mistakes.
|September 2001||Walking Stick: A First Robot||John Bono shows us his first robot creation, Walking Stick. Based on the OOPIC controller, this includes his source code and pictures.
Topics: Basics, Motors/Locomotion
|January 2001||PCB Software Update||Update of Kevin Ross's search for a good schematic & PCB capture program.
Topics: Product Reviews, Basics, Construction Techniques
|December 2000||Meet Tom Dickens||An in depth interview of SRS member Tom Dickens, as written and edited by Steve Kaehler.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Microcontrollers, Electronics, Motors/Locomotion, Sensors, Construction Techniques
|December 2000||A Simple Logic Probe||Gene Elliot demonstrates how to build a simple logic probe using a ball point pen and some simple parts.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Electronics, Construction Techniques
|December 2000||A 5-Volt Power Supply||Benny Peter Jørgensen shows us a simple power supply that runs on as little as 7.2 volts input.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Electronics, Power, Construction Techniques
|Benny Peter Jørgensen|
|November 2000||First Steps: Telemetry, Using a Radio Modem||Doug Leppard shows us how to setup a radio modem to return telemetry from our robots.
Topics: Basics, Electronics, Programming/Algorithms
|November 2000||DocBot - Part 2||Gary Livick continues his work on Docbot. In this update, he shares more of his design and his extensive software libraries for dealing with a digital compass and range finding. Good stuff.
Topics: Basics, Electronics, Programming/Algorithms, Construction Techniques
|May 2000||My First Robot: A Line Follower||Jeff Spencer shares his first robot project with us, a line following robot. Includes source code.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Microcontrollers, Motors/Locomotion, Sensors, Programming/Algorithms
|May 2000||An Interesting Servo Modification||Jack McIntosh of Umatilla High School shares an interesting twist on the old servo modification.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Motors/Locomotion, Construction Techniques
|June 1999||First Steps: Booting up the 68HC912B32 for the first time||Artical for newbies building robots with the Motorola 68HC912B32.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Microcontrollers
|Doug Leppard, Benjamin Leppard|
|June 1999||Using photoresistor array in robotic applications||How to pack photoresistors using minimum of components for a low resolution vision system.
Topics: Projects, Basics, Electronics, Sensors, Vision
|June 1999||A guide to printing your own circuit boards||This article was written to try and help others avoid the pitfalls I have encountered while printing my first circuit boards.
Topics: Basics, Electronics, Construction Techniques
|June 1999||Robots... ya can't live with` em...||This is an artical about why we build robots.
Topics: Editorials, Basics