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This tutorial series covers how to use the iRobot Create 2 with Gumstix Hardware to drive around and stream video over a wireless network
The iRobot Create 2 is a great STEM resource for students and developers alike. With many programming methods, anyone from begging programmers to advanced … Read more

New tutorial on how to make an Arduino robot

I posted this on the Facebook page, but thought I'd post it here as well.

I just finished writing an in-depth tutorial on how to make an Arduino-based robot. It's targeted towards beginners and should help someone completely new to robotics to build their first robot, but anyone making a robot with an Arduino will find it useful. Here's picture of the robot I make in the tutorial:

PID Tutorials for Line Following

Hey there guys. This post is outdated. Visit https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/39972 for the updated tutorial.

Hello LMRians,

In this writeup, I will try to create a tutorial for tuning your robot using PID to follow a line. This tutorial won't go deep down into the details of PID and its applications but will just attempt to show how a robot can be tuned with the PID parameters to follow a line.

Cant find a tutorial !

Hi everyone,

Recently I came across some very good hexapods designed with 6,8 and even 12 servos.I have a duemilanove and would like to build one.

But unfortunately I have not ventured into this domain and my search for a step by step tutorial on google(on multilegged critters like hexapod) and instructables proved futile.Any Links that can help me get started or rather a complete tutorial link would be awesome.Thanks!

Navigate without killing itself
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Hello once again LMR! I recently made a few changes to my robot “Mobile Arduino Experimental Platform” (MAEP), and have written this tutorial on how to create a … Read more
    Pictures in High res. now available on: https://picasaweb.google.com/117478617231202648212/Primo?authkey=Gv1sRgCLy4gIfUuZSIrwE The Code is on English now … Read more


This might be a well known site and tutorial, but I just stumbled across it and would point out that this is an amazing site for anyone interested in Arduino.
The tutorials are well written and packed with examples and information.
So if you’re starting up with Arduino or a more advanced user, this is the link to add to your favorites!


PICAXE project files

Some time ago I came across this list of PICAXE project, manuals and other information. There are some great stuff in here if you have missed this list.

UPDATE 07.27.11 I have written a maze solving simulator and embedded it online. It allows users to build a maze and have a virtual robot solve it using the left … Read more
  Here I will try to help begginers with the most attractive electronic device the LED. :D First of all the definition of a LED: An LED or Light Emitting Diode, … Read more

Pic simulation and debugging

I've had a university assigment using a pic and had a bit of a trouble to find an easy way to program and simulate for the 16F628A.

So I made this small video tutorial using Mikrobasic, Proteus and MPLAB.
You'll need this:

MikroBasic - http://www.mikroe.com/eng/products/view/9/mikrobasic-pro-for-pic/

ISIS - http://www.labcenter.com/download/prodemo_download.cfm

High Speed Photography Help!

Hello everyone!

this is my first post so im pretty excited haha.

i want to know how to create something so i can shoot high speed photography.

an example of what i would like to do is of a water droplet hitting a bowl of water and snapping a picture when the "crown" (part of the water which gets drawn up from the result of disrupting the water bowl".

i was thinking about a laser activated "flash" which fires the flash of the camera after the beam is broken, but it should have a delay so i can fine tune it and get the perfect image.

Answers beginner questions on how to post pictures on LMR.
I see a lot of questions on the forums sometimes where a member asks the person to post a picture, and the person doesn't know how to do it. Well, here's how to do … Read more
  So you are interested in building a GPS guided vehicle? Well this is not for the beginner. This walk through does not hold your hand. I am expecting that you … Read more
Learn how to use your Arduino, and blink an LED
Hello all! In this walkthrough, I'm going to show you the basics of the Arduino and how to blink an LED. I know this has been done many times, but since I'm hoping … Read more

Thinking of XBee Communication, a few questions before I jump in

What I intend to do is create a wireless link between my robot and my laptop, for remote serial programming, and remote control.

I posess a PICAXE 28X1 project board that i wish to connect with an XBee module.

From what I've seen in http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/docs/axe210.pdf an AXE210 is suggested. On page 9 however, we find that the XBee is only connected to the AXE by three pins: two inputs and one output.

LV-MaxSonar Sensor Questions


This is my first post here at LMR. I decided to write out a question in the format of a blog. Since I've had some trouble getting my head around this issue and I found limited resources regarding this special device on the Internet. Creating a blog post might help other people with similar questions as me. 

UPDATE: I decided to remove the H-Bridge part, now the motors are directly connected to the AA batteries, and the Arduino is connected to the 9V battery. This … Read more