Ayup, Ow'do and Welcome

Hello and welcome to a drop in the digial ocean. Here you can find a current total of 50 postings about making, robotics, microcontrollers and other geeky stuff.

A Simple Voltage Divider Circuit

Here we have a quick repost of a tutorial which I originally developed for the IoST project that I worked on back in 2015/2016. The tutorial details how …etc

Simple Bluetooth Joystick

In this post I will introduce a couple of Arduino scripts and the accompanying circuitry needed to make a very simple Bluetooth joystick. The first script simply provides …etc

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 …etc

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 …etc

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 …etc

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 …etc

The 3DR Power Distribution Board & Assembly

A  Power Distribution Board (PDB) is a simple circuit board who’s function is to distribute the power from a battery to the four Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC’s) that …etc

Simple Serial String Parsing

One of the initial requirements I came across whilst developing with the Arduino platform, as with the Netduino platform, was the need for effective 2 way serial communication …etc

Netduino Flex Sensor Example

Here we have another Netduino Sensor example. This time I am going to show you how to wire up a Spectra Symbol flex sensor as retailed by Sparkfun …etc