1. High Throughput miniature platform for your robot

    Looking for something really fast for your robot and with minimal size and power requirements . This baby can do Full HD and run Windows 7 . Just add a Webcam and a USB servo controller and ur taken care for.

    Takes 12V DC and with just 7 Watt of fanless operation .

    fit-pc 1 is even smaller !!!

    Go check there site - ...
  2. Arduino/Riduino Motor Shield - Single Sided DIY

    I wanted a single sided motor shield which would allow me to control a few servos and 2 DC Motors. All this while allowing easy sensor interfacing. The shield had to be single sided and DIP for DIY.

    The shield given below is the result for the same.

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    Some Features -

    • Dual DC Motor support with PWM
    • Servo motor support
    • DIY Single sided PCB
    • Easy sensor interfacing
    • Stackable

    Ideas for improving it are ...
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  3. Robots @ Defexpo 2010 Delhi , India

    Just Visited DefExpo Today , All types of Unmanned robots on display. There were live Demos also so it was a good, nothing beats real life .

    DRDO too has some really impressive UAV stuff on display, dont know why the forces not using all of it. Also many Indian companies building robots , unlike what i thought. One company from Himachal Pradesh too!!!, never expected that. Also saw PackBot and Talon in real life.

    Good Experience in all, pictures say more than words so ...

    Updated 02-17-2010 at 09:45 PM by vikas

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  4. Balancing Robot - Accelerometer + Gyro + Arduino + Processing ( Step 1 )

    These Days im building a Balancing Robot so here are step wise how to interface a arduino to Accelerometer and Gyro

    Things ive used

    1. ATmega8 Arduino ( ARP 1.0u)
    2. DIY Proto Shield
    3. 3.3V Zener + 330 Ohm for 3.3V supply
    4. Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout MMA7260 ( @Sparkfun )
    5. Gyro Breakout Board LY530AL 300/s ( @Sparkfun )

    The Gyro and Accelerometer were bought from Feemo India , as i found them the cheapest retailers ...

    Updated 02-06-2010 at 12:41 PM by vikas

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  5. At home DIY Printed Circuit Board Fabrication

    I make prototypes of single sided PCB's at home before i send them over to a PCB maker , So here is a quick Tutorial of what i do ...

    Things you need -
    1. Ferric Chloride
    2. Copper Clad Board
    3. Laser Printer
    4. Fine sand paper

    Step 1. Print layout on glossy paper and cut a Copper Clad PCB accordingly. Use fine sandpaper to clean PCB. Leave extra edges around layout , it helps in transfer.

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    Updated 01-31-2010 at 06:12 AM by vikas

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