a drop in the digital ocean: Tutorials

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Basic Differential aka Tank Drive

With the Ratchet hardware build now complete, my developmental focus has turned to the software needed to run him. First up of course has to be getting him …

Unity3D Serialport Script

This post presents a script and or prefab developed to allow drag and drop capability for serial communication within the Unity3D game development ecosystem. This in turn allows …

Arduino and the Sharp IR Proximity Sensor

In my last post I demonstrated how I modified a couple of Sharp IR sensors for use with my ServoBot Shield. It recently dawned on me however, that …

Sharp IR Servo Plug Tip

This post is really a tip rather than a tutorial. Within it I will demonstrate how I prepare sensors and components such as Sharp IR’s to be compatible …

Ratchet & Clank – Power Harness

Today my attention turned towards a means of providing power for my servo based 3D printed robots, Ratchet & Clank. In order to achieve this I first off …

Building a Calibrated Tilt Compensated Compass with the LSM303

The LSM303 Breakout is a nice little compass module that consists of a triple axis accelerometer and a triple axis magnetometer. When used together this combination of sensors …

Xbee Explorer Regulated – Netduino

A very quick example demonstrating the use of the Xbee Explorer Regulated Board as an alternative to the Arduino Xbee Shield for serial communication. My apologies for the …

How to pair two XBee Radios

Recently a resulting factor of a new hobby project was the need to revisit the pairing of Xbee radios. The last time I had to undertake such a …

Arduino Xbee Shield mod for Netduino

Update: For an alternative method check out the following post: http://www.dyadica.co.uk/blog/xbee-explorer-regulated-netduino
This is a very quick post detailing how I modded my netduino to be compatible with the arduino …