IQ Motor Module – An Integrated Motor With A Closed Loop Controller And Position Sensor

The drone industry is booming, and the technology is just… cool, to put it plainly. Flying robots, many of which are completely autonomous delivering our goods and also spying on us. Makers and hobbyist are getting on the bandwagon, making their customized drones with available parts. With the boom of UAV (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle) and Drone technology also comes the growth of issues. Electric motors are ...

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LIN Protocol — One Wire Protocol for Automotive Applications

With the host of protocols available in electronics interfaces, choosing a protocol is a hard job. Some protocols are designed for long distance and reliable communication applications such as RS-485. Others are used for low cost and short range communication such as I2C, and so on. The backbone car’s network is the Controller Area Network (CAN). CAN is reliable and adopted widely in automotive industry but ...

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AUGMENTED ARTHROPOD GETS A SELF-BALANCING RIDE

There are many people who find being around insects uncomfortable. This is understandable, and only likely to get worse as technology gives these multi-legged critters augmented bodies to roam around with. [tech_support], for one, welcomes our new arthropod overlords, and has even built them a sweet new ride to get around in. The build follows the usual hallmarks of a self-balancing bot, with a couple of in ...

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UNCONVENTIONAL DRONE USES GAS THRUSTERS FOR CONTROL

You’ve got to hand it to [Tom Stanton] – he really thinks outside the box. And potentially outside the atmosphere, to wit: we present his reaction control gas thruster-controlled drone. Before anyone gets too excited, [Tom] isn’t building drones for use in a vacuum, although we can certainly see a use case for such devices. This is more of a hybrid affair, with counter-rotating props mounted in a centrally ...

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YET ANOTHER ROBOTIC RUBIK’S SOLVER

The Rubik’s Cube was a smash hit when it came out in 1974, and continues to maintain a following to this day. It can be difficult to solve, but many take up the challenge. The Arduino Rubik’s Solver is a robot that uses electronics and maths to get the job done. The system consists of computer-based software and a hardware system working in concert to solve the cube. Webcam images are processed on a compute ...

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BUILD A PLOTTER USING SCRAP DVD DRIVES

Building your own CNC machine can present a series of varied challenges. There are the software considerations, but also the mechanical side of things – motors, shafts, screws and slides all need to be addressed in a working design. Of course, you can always outsource some of the work – and that’s precisely what [Daniele Tartaglia] did  with this pen plotter build (Youtube link, embedded below). The build g ...

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WiFi enabled Motors

Revolutionizing Motor Control If you’re a tinkerer or creator, motors are an essential part of your many projects. We are accustomed to controlling them with Arduino boards and creating a mess just to solve a simple problem. Everyone has an idea that needs a motor, but not everyone appreciates the effort required to get one up and running. We are OpenMYR, and we are changing the way you control motors. We'v ...

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WalaBeer Tank

The tank that will follow you and serve you beer. Coolness is over 9000! Story Abstract There are things that deep inside every man wants to have. Combining beer and tanks is one of these things! This project will be about this thing, a voice controlled tank that delivers beer to you with an autonomous "follow me" function or with an RC control. Let's build the beer tank of our dreams! Chassis We need a goo ...

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Alexa, Launch a Paper Plane

Entertain humans and pets alike with paper planes launched by your voice. Story In this project we will take a look at a combination of some old and new technologies to achieve something even older, entertainment. Maybe I won't have the timeline right but the technologies used in this projects are listed from the oldest to the newest below: Paper Planes Paper Plane Launcher Arduino Alexa Smart Home Skill Se ...

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Alexa, Launch a Paper Plane

Entertain humans and pets alike with paper planes launched by your voice. Story In this project we will take a look at a combination of some old and new technologies to achieve something even older, entertainment. Maybe I won't have the timeline right but the technologies used in this projects are listed from the oldest to the newest below: Paper Planes Paper Plane Launcher Arduino Alexa Smart Home Skill Se ...

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What is Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) and How to Control it with Arduino

Building stuff and getting them work, the way we want, has always been sheer fun. While that being agreed, building stuff that could fly would defiantly pump a bit more anxiety among the hobbyists and hardware tinkerers. Yes! I am talking about Gliders, Helicopters, Planes and mainly multi-copters. Today it has become very easy to build one on your own due to the community support available online. One comm ...

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Automatic Railway Gate Control Using Arduino & IR Sensor

About a million people have died over the past 5 years in unmanned railway crossings all over the world. At least 1/3rd of the railway crossings are unmanned due to their remote placement and less traffic. The Automatic Railway Gate Control System using IR Sensor & Arduino focuses on systematic traffic control of railway gates that are both manned and unmanned. This project will not only make the system ...

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