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Recently Greensboro North Carolina has gotten a Maker Space called the Forge.

I have contacted them and they are interested in myself teaching some clases on Robot Vision, Obsticle Avoidance and Distance Detection.

If you are in the area and are interested in visiting them here...

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13 May 2016 - 12:07

As a Inventor/Scientist/Maker/Designer I have always been interested in the creation of energy.

Now I am not talking about the crazy claims to free energy or perpetual motion.

What I am talking about is taking some ordinary items and with a little bit of work you have something...

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14 May 2016 - 07:03
The Dream

I've dreamed of a PCB with everything: uC, H-bridges, PSU, Lipo charger, inductive power collector, and a wirelesss device which would allow wireless uploading to the uC. A platform I could use for robotics and wearable projects alike. Most of these features I have solved, yet one...

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2 Mar 2016 - 18:06

By default, most Arduino pwm outputs are set to about 490Hz or 980Hz. These frequencies work quite well with small dc brushed motors but can cause unwanted noise or reduce motor torque in some cases.

The frequencies are generated as a result of the clock frequency (this tutorial assumes...

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28 Feb 2016 - 01:17

In this short guide I will cover the simple steps of getting your printer running with OctoPi in less than 10 minutes. OctoPi is a ready to go Rasbian based SD card image with everything you need to make your 3D printer wireless and more accessible.

In my two previous guides(...

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29 Dec 2015 - 18:21

This is part 2 of my guide to setting up OctoPrint on Raspberry Pi and making your 3D printer wireless. It might not make sense without checking out part 1 first.

In this part I will cover integrating a...

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17 Dec 2015 - 22:20

In this guide I will go through the steps required to turn you 3D printer into a wireless device that can be controlled from other devices anywhere.

But why?

For a long time I have been annoyed by the fact that I have been using my main computer to send gcode...

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12 Dec 2015 - 14:20

In this guide I am going to show you how to use the Veyron from VB.NET.

I will be using Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. You can download this for free from MIcrosoft here is a link.

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17 Nov 2015 - 01:44

Welcome to Part 2 of Working with the Veyron Servo Controller.

In part 1 we learned how to setup communication with the serial port using MScomm and how to send a signal to the Veyron that would control its Direction of movement.

In this part we are going to go a a step further...

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16 Nov 2015 - 05:49

In this guide I am going to walk you through creating a program in VB4, 5 or 6 that will allow you to control a single channel on the Veyron Servo Controller.

If you have not already setup the Veyron to work with you computer then...

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17 Nov 2015 - 06:27

HeadBot Example and Starting Code

Update: 11/4/2015 - See bottom, added some comments about some minor tweaks I've done.

So Box Head and DRHead are done and fun but how does it all happen? It’s...

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4 Nov 2015 - 10:54
Apple doesn't like robots.

It's strange, since they have some great hardware and some excellent software. But alas, trying to get a robot to connect to any iOS product is like asking Steve Jobs to come to dinner; you'll get your hopes up, but, alas, he's dead. So, short of a necromancy and some...

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9 Oct 2015 - 08:17

This instructional will eventually show and describe all the various methods I have tried in bringing the PI 2 to Life.

Out of the box:

I already had a pi 2 but wanted the Keyboard, Power adapter, SD Card, Case and Wireless Dongle. So I ordered a second complete kit from Ebay. It...

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27 Sep 2015 - 09:39