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Hello guys, Lots of little projects left on my to-do list. Finally got the bi-ped to walk ( Still wobbly ). Need to complete MBB to follow lines (and solve mazes). … Read more
ROB1 was my first prototype robot base, I built a couple years back. His purpose was to get something driving around using a gyro to hold straight line, and … Read more
This tutorial shows you How to get the RSSI of an Xbee using Arduino!
It took so much time to get this working. But know everything works fine. Using RSSI you can make many funny projects, like object detection and so on. Check out … Read more

Wireless/Zigbee for PIC Micros

Back in 2009, my professional work involved leading the firmware project of a low power wireless network of sensors collecting temperature and humidity data. Wireless gateways accumulated the information and sent to a data center over the internet. During that project, I fancied my own Zigbee network for my robots and setting up a network of home monitoring sensors. I eventually bought some Microchip MRF24J40MA modules (which is a completely different platform than my professional work).

Spies around the place controlled by sneaky interwebbers
Jon* Or Something (for people that seemingly have issues with diction of spells that will bring about their doom true names) or Read more

Juice Box Robot Plan, Needs review

***UPDATE MARCH 11: After reading the comments here I have made a couple of changes to my plans. I have replaced the PICAXE 18 with the PICAXE 28 and appropriate board. I have switched to 3 AAA cells as a power source and I have changed to servos to power the "arms". When I wrote the original post used the word "arms" as a placeholder, but while I always intended to have actuation it was never actually going to be a set of arms.

I have a question, how can I control 10 or more arduinos wirelessly?

I have an idea, but in order to make it possible I need to find a cheap and easy way to control more than ten arduinos wirelessly. Please help :).

Hello All Robot Lovers My name is The Robotic Human and i am from Australia.I am now 15 and i have had a huge passion for electronics and robotics from a very young … Read more
Navigate around, controlled by wireless tilt/accelerometer enabled controller
Using a
I've been building things like this for a while, and actually, LMR was one of the first places that introduced me to hobby robotics. I had already been building … Read more

Can Arduino RBBB programmed wirelesly by wixel?

I have an arduino rbbb for my robot and i want to upload sketches wirelesly via wixel and wixel shield.. I am asking because at the description of wixel-shield says that it will not work with arduino Leonardo.. and i am wondering if that also happens with rbbb. It's not an official arduino so that's maybe the reason why it is not mentioned if they are not compatible. Any suggestions would be very helpfull.. thank you!


[SOLVED] toggle ON/OFF remote LEDs

I can't believe I'm just about to ask this... but it has been a nasty weekend and despite all I've managed some progress. So yeah, now a feel a little silly at throwing the towel at some LED toggling.

So, I have a prototyped remote (TX) that send X, Y info from a joystick plus four buttons. The information is transmitted as an array in the shape of:

[XXX, YYY, A, B, C, D]

feasibility of DIY wireless headphone kit

So, I was searching the market for what my wireless headphone options were and got quite disappointed.

As it seems, wireless used is either IR, RF (on the FM/UHF band) and Bluetooth (also 2.4Ghz seemingly working in the router's norm).

IR ... needs line of sight, small range...
RF... prone to interferences
Bluetooth... small range
2.4GHz... some reviews said they interfered with the home wireless routers


how to send sensor values wirelessly

i know how to send messages to another arduino but im not sure how to send sensor values here is code to transmit the word hello 

If you could show me an example code it would be great.

// transmitter.pde


// Simple example of how to use VirtualWire to transmit messages

// Implements a simplex (one-way) transmitter with an TX-C1 module


// See VirtualWire.h for detailed API docs

// Author: Mike McCauley (mikem@open.com.au)

// Copyright (C) 2008 Mike McCauley

cheap wireless shields for arduino

I was looking for wireless shields for my arduino and stumbled across      this http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608192864/open-source-wireless-inventors-shield-for-arduino 

its a wireless shield for arduino that has 177meters range and is easy to program check out the link above for more info

what is the best way to communicate wirelessly from one arduino to another

I have 2 arduino megas and would like to send the potentiometer values of one arduino to control servos conected to the other arduino and I have never used any wireless things with arduino before I have a 433mhz transmitter and a reciever but havent been able to find any useful code for it and was wondering what other wireless devices i could use for sending potentiometer values wirelessly to another arduino easily . Any sugestions and example code and where to buy it would be greatly apreciated thank you

Wireless surveilance system..

Hi, all, this is a bit of a random night post, but, i need your help...i need a cheap way to make a surveilance system.. 

I have a CCTV camera module that looks like that, and no, it's not wireless, doesn't have a receiver. It only has Audio/Video cables and a power cable. Is there a cheap way to make this work using bluetooth? I only need to spy from 5 meters away. Btw, i want to be able to receive the video from my laptop. 

Transmitting 2 HD-SDI video streams over wireless

Hello all, I've got a problem I've been scratching my head on for a couple days and figured I see if anyone here can help. 

Let me set the scene. 

You have two high definition camera's onboard a robot that have HD-SDI (or HDMI) outputs. 

You need to transmit these camera feeds to a laptop wirelessly to view. 

You have a small "mini-PC" computer on the robot (similar to one of these http://www.stealth.com/littlepc.htm). 

 Salvius is a humanoid robotics project that I have been working on over the past year or so. The robot now has night vision and ultrasonic hearing. You can … Read more
RC lawnmower for cut the grass from my android phone !
Using a
Hi everybody, First i present myself, so i am a 19 years old boy from france, i am actually studing at the university in tours ! I like technologics hackings and i … Read more
Update: Added new video. What if your robot is stucked and can't free itself?    Take back the control and steer your robot out of trouble. What if some danger … Read more

Wireless webcam?


Does anyone know of a cheap wireless webcam? I found one from maplin, but the reviews aren't brilliant. I wouldn't want to spend any more than £20 ideally!


How to build BeagleBoard based WiFi robot

Some time ago I have announced my remotely (over the Internet) controlled robot. However, there were not too much documentation and details. So with this post I would like to announce the availability of more detailed project documentation and make brief overview of some interesting aspects of the project. The whole available documentation could be found on the project Wiki.

Controls the robot using a desktop software
Using a
Hello all, This is my Boe-Bot spy version using Basic Stamp 2 controlled by Desktop Software. I used Delphi 7 IDE to create a user interface program to control … Read more

Which bluetooth?

So I am planning on going wireless with my robots and I was wondering which one I should buy. I was looking at sparkfun and I found many blutooth. What qualities should I look for are some better than others? Also I intend to use the bluetooth for only about 100-150 ft and I am mostly going to use it for the arduino. This is what I found so far:






Thanks in advance

Camera that can do everything - call for suggestions

I need your suggestions and recommendations.

What if I were to buy a fancy camera for a robot? I want it to be able to do pretty much everything. And still fit on my robot.

Let's see first what "everything" means. This list can grow as you make suggestions in the comments.

Using an RF receiver/transceiver pair along with a wireless camera to process the images and send commands to a mobile robot

I would like to create a setup I will be using for a lot of my upcoming robots. A small wireless camera that will be ultimately outputting through USB to my computer. The computer processes the video and sends commands to the robot via RF. I guess the serial connection will be no more than 1900 bds. How can I coordinate RF and image-processing in a single program for autonomous navigation/other tasks (I can almost hear GroG saying "MyRobotLab" ;)?

Wireless telemetry + video with 3 resistors and 6 feet of hookup wire
Using a
The Prop can generate NTSC, PAL, or VGA video signals.  Most users connect to their TV through a baseband (RCA jack) input.  Baseband is great for a wired … Read more

What cameras are available

I'm really looking to the future at a project I'm planning, but wondered what camera setups are available.

It seems that a lot of people use the Blackfin(?), but I wondered what alternatives there are. Lots of mentions about the AVRCam, but that now seems unavailable.

Alternatively, a couple of years ago, I upgraded my security cameras, and have a couple of wireless cameras that I can "hack". Is that feasible?