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Making stuff…

Have been mostly focussing on learning Python lately. Needed to either sort out some Adafruit python code or just build something that would work with what they have. I went for the latter option, software is what I do but … Continue reading

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Moderate success…

Have been battling with the robot again. The last theory was that running the stepper motor as well as four other motors was part of the problem so I removed the stepper and added 3 sonar sensors in fixed positions. … Continue reading

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Robot, Plan “B”, er “C”, er whatever…

Someone suggested that I lose the stepper motor and just go with 3 HC SR-04 sensors at the front. I must admit, that sounds too simple to me but I really would like to get this working and go on … Continue reading

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Eve RFM12B – First steps…

Have been meaning to get back to my Eve Alpha board for a while but haven’t had the time. Fortunately, today and tomorrow should let me make some progress. I’m specifically aiming to get the RFM12B module working since it’s … Continue reading

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It might work, one day…

Have been playing at robots again. Not with that much success to be honest. I thought I’d got the hardware working and knew I had software issues. That got me to this: I sorted the “guidance” software out – and … Continue reading

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Taking shape, at last…

I’ve posted about issues I was having with I2C and about mucking about with pull-up resistor values to try and get over the noise problem. Nothing worked for more than a very short time. It was hiding the problem for … Continue reading

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Attack of the BlinkM Clones

A little while ago, I picked up some diffused RGB LEDs intending to use one of them as a status indicator on the robot. Had never got around to it – plus it would need 3 pins from the micro-controller … Continue reading

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