Author Archives: Gabriel (Ro-Bot-X)

About Gabriel (Ro-Bot-X)

Robots, nature, bees, and gardening, how do they mix together? After too much indoor activities one needs to get out and breathe! Harvest natural energy and create a little paradise. And ask the robots to help, of course.

Wrong use of Arduino name


I was told that the Arduino name is trademarked so I can’t use it without paying a license and have the written approval from the Arduino team. I mistakenly thought that if the word Arduino is used in conjunction with … Continue reading

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The RBA kit is in the store!


I finally had time to finish up the assembly guide for the RBA kit. Phew! One big observation: the first batch of 10 boards have the Tx and Rx pins not swapped, so if you plug in the FTDI cable … Continue reading

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The Robot Builder’s R-duino


I’ve been asked, even though there are plenty of similar products out there, to make a board that combines the Robot Builder’s Shield with the Arduino. Make it the same footprint as a regular Arduino board, but keep the same … Continue reading

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Version 3 of the boards and kits is in the store!


After a few days of hard work, taking pictures and writing the new assembly and usage guides, a bit of testing and adapting the code for the new features of the RBS, the products are in the store. Now I … Continue reading

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The new boards are in!


I have received today the third version of the Robot Builder’s Shield and the µBotino controller from PCBcart. They look as good as the second version and so far I did not discovered any mistakes (silk screen related or miss placed … Continue reading

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Almost out of stock!


I have only 1 RBS v2 in stock and 3 µBotino v2. I have ordered new boards, but it will take about a month to get here from China. But the new boards will have some improvements: The Robot Builder’s Shield … Continue reading

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uServotino robot controller


I made a new robot controller, called the µServotino, that allows a user to build a legged robot that uses up to 12 hobby servos. Features: 12 servo connectors, with power directly from the battery, digital pins D2-D13; 6 sensor … Continue reading

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