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2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Using RCX Lego sensors with Arduino


Looking at what search terms people used to get to my blog, I found that people are looking to find a way to use old Lego sensors (from the RIS kit) with Arduino. It is very simple. 1. Hardware. You … Continue reading

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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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Wobbly, a MiniBiped robot


Long time ago I wanted to build a multi servo robot, like a biped or a hexapod. After seeing OddBot’s Mini Biped robot, I wanted to build one just for fun until I could afford to get the number of servos … Continue reading

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2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold … Continue reading

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The uBotino first batch is here!


I got the boards today! I am so excited! I can’t wait to solder the components on one of them and start experimenting! I’ll add more info as soon as I’ll have a board ready. uBotino board single     … Continue reading

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The Robot Builder’s Shield, first batch


I got the first batch! It took 2 days for manufacturing and 12 days shipping. I have to say I did not think I’ll get them so soon! The boards are excellent quality, very professional. I populated one board right away and plugged … Continue reading

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My MiniEric Article


Some time ago I wrote an article in Circuit Cellar Magazine about my MiniEric robot. Since I got 2 more issues from the magazine, I decided to link a copy of the article here. Anyone that has not already subscribed … Continue reading

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MiniEric article in Circuit Cellar Magazine


I was asked to write an article about the MiniEric robot for Circuit Cellar Magazine a few months ago. I was thrilled to do it and I wrote it right away, but it took some time to get through their … Continue reading

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