BBC Microbit, Projects

BBC Microbit Line Follower pt-2

Introduction The BBC microbit is a simple development board for children to learn programming with and has been distributed to schools in the UK free of cost. You can buy the BBC micro:bit individually or in kit form with basic add ons from Kitronics in the UK here[LINK} In the first part, we studied how… Continue reading BBC Microbit Line Follower pt-2

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Embedded Products, Reviews & Teardowns

The CodeyBot Review

The codeybot is a Makeblock product that was launched on kickstarter and is a wheeled robot that is targeted towards education and experimentation. It can be programmed using the mBlocky app downloadable from the Play store as well as the App Store. It can also be controlled using a limited set of voice commands as… Continue reading The CodeyBot Review

BBC Microbit

BBC Micro Bit – A Line Following Robot Part 1

The BBC Microbic is a small ARM based, user friendly, micro controller targeted towards computer education in the UK. It has been developed by the partnership of a long list of organisations including Microsoft, Element14, Nordic, NXP and many more. (Click here for the wikipedia link) The intended audience is school children and there are… Continue reading BBC Micro Bit – A Line Following Robot Part 1

Raspberry Pi Rover
Projects, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Robots

[RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Introduction In the last post, I described the hardware part for our robot which uses the Seeed Studios GrovePi+ since I am yet to receive my kit. In this post, I talk about the software part and making the robot move. Lets see what we can do. Setting up the RPi I have already mentioned… Continue reading [RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 2 – Starting Python

Projects, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Robots

[RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 1 – The chassis

Introduction I have experimented with Raspberry Pi Robots in the past but I wanted to make a generic Robot that you can use practically. This series is about making a Robot using scrap and as many things as you can find in the house and then make it useful and solve a problem. In this… Continue reading [RPi Rover] Another Raspberry Pi Robot – Episode 1 – The chassis

Raspberry Pi, Reviews & Teardowns

Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Introduction SeeedStudios has their own system of prototyping hardward called Grove which uses four pin connectors to connect sensors, actuators and subsystems together to a central controller which can be arduino based or MSP430 based. Recently, they have introduced an interface to the Rapberry Pi called the grovepi+ which is a Raspberry Pi Hat with… Continue reading Seeedstudios Groove Pi+ Pre-Review Part 1

Minion Bot
Forget Me Not Challenge, Home Automation, Projects

Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

Prelude My previous post was a textual summary of work done and I just could not shrink it more. In this post I continue by providing demo videos for the project. I try to explain the working and internals without actually tearing down the modules. For that most of my posts in the past have… Continue reading Final Summary “Forget What?” Project: An IOT based home automation system with a budget!: Part-2

Robotics, Tutorials & Guides

Motor Driver Test on an Arduino

Introduction There are prolly a billion tutorials for this and mine is prolly not the best but I am writing it anyways. Here is a piece of arduino code that can be used to test if your motor driver is connected correctly. Connections I am assuming that the motor driver L293D or L298 has been… Continue reading Motor Driver Test on an Arduino