Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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Progress…

It’s been confusing. I really thought I’d got everything sorted the other day. More testing revealed that there were still crashes when the motor speed got too high. I tried dropping the I2C resistors to 1K6. That helped. Sometimes. I … Continue reading

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Infinite capacitance…

…for screwing up 🙂 Ok, been struggling with this for a couple of days in a WTF! kind of way. Have bunged in lots of capacitors. Nope. Don’t work. Changed the main ATmega328 this morning. Nope. Don’t make no difference … Continue reading

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