Arduino

Arduino

You’ll find the source code used for the projects in this series below. For further instructions on how to use the code see the relevant issue of APC Magazine. Project 01: LED dieDownload source code here Project 02: Weather StationDownload source code here Project 03: TV Weather Station Download source code here  Project 04: Mini Robot Download source…

Arduino Project 8: Stompy the robot (part 1)

Arduino Project 8: Stompy the robot (part 1)

Stompy the walking robot. Isn’t he cute? Our first Arduino robot called Rolly in our February issue proved to be a popular project. Powered by an Arduino Uno board it was easy to put together and cost very little. In this project we upped the ante again with our first walking robot appropriately called Stompy.…

Arduino Project 4: Enhancing your mini robot

Arduino Project 4: Enhancing your mini robot

Rolly our first autonomous microbot now enhanced to do more. You’ll need these: HC-SR04 – Get this ultrasonic sensor from eBay.com.au for $2. SG90 Servo Motor – We’ve seen this servo selling for around $4 on ebay. Motor drive shield – You can get this expansion board for $5 online. If you’re new to APC…

Arduino Masterclass Part 4: Build a mini robot

Arduino Masterclass Part 4: Build a mini robot

Meet Rolly our first autonomous microbot based on an Arduino Uno microcontroller and our own ‘special sauce’ software. The Arduino Uno might be an aging 8-bit microcontroller board but when it comes to interacting with the outside world it’s much easier to use than an Intel Core or AMD FX CPU. The Uno’s cache of…

Best Apps for BlackBerry, September 2012

Best Apps for BlackBerry, September 2012

Chromasphere All the tilty rolly goodness you could hope for. It’s a crazy marble rollathon! Tilt your PlayBook side to side to guide the marble through the maze in the fastest time possible without falling off of the edge. Tilt PlayBook left tilt PlayBook right – this is fun! Of course this isn’t a fresh…