Soldering tutorials, tips and tricks

Breadboards and hook-up wires are great for prototyping and testing out basic circuits. At some point though, you will want to create something more permanent and robust. Robots move around, bump into things, shake and vibrate and wires tend to disconnect way to easy. Soldering will help fix that! The best part is that even though it may look a bit intimidating, soldering is actually quite easy. All it takes is some practice and using the right tool for the job. Below is a collection of soldering videos and tutorials that helped me…continue reading →

Project 2: Arduino Line following test 3

Test #3 of my Arduino Uno controlled line following bot for the upcoming competition. This test was focused on checking how the bot handles 90 degree turns with sharp corners, line intersections and line breaks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_QbmW_u5QThe robot uses 6 TCRT5000 IR reflector sensors positioned in a line. (more…)

Jeremy Blum’s Arduino Tutorials

A¬†great¬†series of Arduino video tutorials by Jeremy Blum. The series wlaks you from setting up your Arduino prototyping environment and making a single LED blink, to complex experiments like controlling DC motors, LCDs and GPS tracking....continue reading →