a drop in the digital ocean: blog

Hello and welcome to a drop in the digial ocean. Here you can find a current total of 54 postings about making, robotics, microcontrollers and other geeky stuff.

Ratchets Headlight Prefab

In this post I will introduce some code developed for controlling Ratchets Headlights. The presented script extends the growing C# Mono Ratchet library of scripts for Unity3D and …

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 …

Ratchet Headstock Assembly

Here we have another posting on the on-going build of my robot Ratchet. This time around I will detail the construction of the headstock assembly and present a …

ServoBot LED Headlight & Sharp IR Bumper

In this post I will demonstrate the assembly of the bumper for my current robot build Ratchet. The bumper contains both a Sharp IR distance sensor (for obstacle …

The ServoBot Shield

Last month I published a post detailing the construction of a power harness for my servo based robots Ratchet and Clank. The harness is used to connect one …

The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification

For those of you not in the know: “The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification” is the second episode of the fourth season of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. …

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 …

Ratchet & Clank – 3D Printable Robot Kit

Way back in 2011 I built my first ever robot Sheldon. I always liked his overall look, so a while back (2012) decided to use his overarching style …