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What robot tutorial would you like to see next?

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Batteries (improved tutorial)
Tactile Sensing
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Solar Robots
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Offline MaltiK

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #210 on: September 14, 2008, 05:21:44 PM »
I want to see some Picaxe tutorials, as this microcontroller board is very popular!
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #211 on: October 05, 2008, 07:41:13 PM »
I'd like to see a tutorial for solar powered robots. Renewable energy!

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #212 on: October 05, 2008, 07:43:52 PM »
Elias, Google BEAM robots.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #213 on: October 21, 2008, 07:30:09 PM »
Hai I am new to this site. This site very interesting to see very good color combination I liked it very much topic is also very hot topic about robots I like very much robots. Lower labor cost is the reason often cited for off-shoring manufacturing jobs. So why would it be cheaper to use robots in India than in the USA? It's because only a fifth of the cost of deploying the robot is the cost of the robot itself. The rest of the cost is programming the robot, developing the tools and developing the manufacturing processes.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #214 on: October 23, 2008, 10:47:49 PM »
Hai I am new to this site. This site very interesting to see very good color combination I liked it very much topic is also very hot topic about robots I like very much robots. Lower labor cost is the reason often cited for off-shoring manufacturing jobs. So why would it be cheaper to use robots in India than in the USA? It's because only a fifth of the cost of deploying the robot is the cost of the robot itself. The rest of the cost is programming the robot, developing the tools and developing the manufacturing processes.

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WHAT~!?!?!??  :o  Where is the tutorial request... Jobs.Steve ?  :-\


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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #215 on: October 30, 2008, 05:17:47 PM »
i vote for a programming tutorial because ive been programming for quite some time but want to figure out how to implement all i know into robotics  :P

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #216 on: November 04, 2008, 06:38:54 PM »
Actually a sensor tutorial would be useful, maybe a more detailed IR sensor?
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #217 on: November 05, 2008, 08:52:29 PM »
I want to see some Picaxe tutorials, as this microcontroller board is very popular!

Me too, although AVRs are clearly superior the little PICs can be handy.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #218 on: November 14, 2008, 09:05:56 AM »
Hey Admin, have you ever done voice recognition?  It looks incomprehensibly difficult.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #219 on: November 16, 2008, 03:29:54 PM »
I would like an improved SMA tutorial. I want to build a very small robot with it.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #220 on: November 18, 2008, 09:38:50 PM »
I think if someone goes to the effort of hi-jacking a component for robot use, they should submit it. I plan on using the encoder wheel from my usb mouse for micro mouse next year. I was going to use the laser but the encoder wheel looks like a better/easier idea. Also, are all the tutorials located in place? I was skimming through this post and looking at all the tutorials which don't seem to be accessible from the tutorial section on the home page.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #221 on: November 26, 2008, 03:48:03 PM »
Hi

I want a tutorial on aesthetics and spray painting that would be good because I want to put camo markings on my spy robot

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #222 on: December 03, 2008, 09:25:57 PM »
I would like to request a tutorial on how to build a BEAM robot from household electronics (I have almost anything in my house so the composition doesn't matter to me). Please  :)

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Re: want a new robot tutorial
« Reply #223 on: December 11, 2008, 05:34:28 PM »
I like robots a lot, i have been dreaming to make my on robots since like.....2nd grade. But i have zero skills at it. even the $50 robot seems complicated to me. So can you please make simple robot tutorials were there is no complicated circuits or any use of micro controllers and stuff. Just simple small robots which doesn't use expensive stuff. So i can work my self up.

Please it is a generous request. 

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #224 on: December 12, 2008, 08:44:53 PM »
So can you please make simple robot tutorials were there is no complicated circuits or any use of micro controllers and stuff. 

a micro controller is what makes a robot a robot. what would this robot do
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #225 on: December 16, 2008, 06:10:49 PM »
Hi i was wondering if you could make a tutorial on how to use a computer to control the robot?

Please and thank you

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #226 on: January 09, 2009, 08:22:46 PM »
i would a programming tutorail that explains how the $50 robot is programmed

like what is a header file?
what is a make file?
whats a source file?

i looked at the $50 code and it is very complicated for a beginner to understand

a tutorial that explains how to program would be very helpful


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now that i look at it, on the vote, microcontroler programming is the highest now at 11%, so i am not the only one who wants the tutorial
thx in advance
« Last Edit: January 09, 2009, 08:24:11 PM by Armouralis »

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #227 on: February 02, 2009, 03:55:02 AM »
hello
first of all i wud like to congratulate u on building such an excellent collection of text and tutorials on Robotics, bravo!

i want to build the $50 robot (doesnt matter if it costs more)
i saw the different functions u showed using the IR Rangefinder
i was wondering if it is possible if i wanted to build the same robot, but with multiple functions
suppose i want the robot to hav 2 modes of operation (using a switch or sth):
1. the object avoiding function &
2. the target following function

how do i do this?
do i need 2 different microcontrollers in this case, or can i just use a single 32bit one instead of the 16bit u used?
how do i write the program in this case for both functions?
plz lemme know soon...thanks


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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #228 on: February 02, 2009, 06:16:08 AM »
you could put them all in 1 microcontroller and do something like

start up> object avoiding code> if (insert action here)> use target following code
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #229 on: February 02, 2009, 07:38:48 AM »
Create functions for each program (ex. photovore, line following, etc.) and in your Main function just check some switches and depending on their configuration, run the specific function. This method requires at least 1 input pin from the microcontroller, if it's an analog pin, use resistors in series with the swithces and tie them all in paralel to the same analog pin. Depending on the resistor value, a different voltage will apear at the pin and you can use that to select your specific function.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #230 on: February 05, 2009, 03:29:31 PM »
i think that a new tutorial for everything that was in the poll would be good to suit everyone even though it does take time  :P
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #231 on: February 10, 2009, 07:45:35 PM »
How about a tutorial on C for us beginners, or at least recommend a book. I tired of PBASIC. :-[
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Tutorial on DTMF/cell network robot control
« Reply #232 on: February 11, 2009, 02:25:34 PM »
admin,

could you, or someone from members, please write a tutorial on cell phone robot control, because it would allow  vast robot mobility and relatively easy and cheap internet control - good for beginners.

there are a number of forum threads on using DTMF, but I believe many will appreciate a coherent tutorial. For example, there is little info available on how to send feedback from robot/sensors back to operator through cell network. Perhaps someone has experience with data transfer through cellphones and interaction with the robot?

Thanks a lot!

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #233 on: February 24, 2009, 02:43:05 PM »
How about a tutorial on C for us beginners, or at least recommend a book. I tired of PBASIC. :-[

i second that!
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #234 on: March 04, 2009, 03:26:36 PM »
Can you PLZ make a tutorial on soldering? :'(
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #235 on: March 04, 2009, 11:28:29 PM »
Can you PLZ make a tutorial on soldering? :'(
there are already so many out there. google how to solder tutorial! plus tonnes of vids on youtube!!
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #236 on: March 05, 2009, 07:06:41 AM »
u got a point...
but I third the c tutorial thing...
(even though I know c++ pretty well)
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #237 on: March 16, 2009, 09:14:15 PM »
How about a tutorial using two old cellphones for communication?

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #238 on: March 18, 2009, 05:00:48 AM »
well first you get the first cellphone and dial in the number for the second cellphone and press the green phone.... lol im joking, what sort of data to you intend for it to send? im pretty sure this question has been asked and answered in the forums before.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #239 on: March 18, 2009, 07:32:54 PM »
on the programming thing, go to www.cplusplus.com
it has basic c++ stuff, which can easily be used to write in c after looking at a few of admins codes.
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