It’s time we took a fresh look at infrared remote controls, so here is everything you need to know about using IR remote controls with microcontrollers.
Learn how to receive, decode and send IR signals, including ones from those hard-to-decode remotes like air conditioners.
Examples with both an Arduino and ESP32.
Mecanum Wheels are unique wheels that allow you to propel a vehicle in any direction. Not just forward and backward, but sideways and diagonally as well.
Today, we will build a robot car that uses Mecanum Wheels. Our vehicle will also have a remote control with a joystick, a TFT display, and a rechargeable battery.
Linear DC Power supplies are no longer as common as switching supplies, but they are still a good choice for many applications.
Today we will learn how linear power supplies work, how they differ from switching power supplies, and how to use voltage regulator modules.
We will then construct a DC Power Supply suitable for use on the workbench.
If you have ever required a very big servo motor, or one that rotates at an angle other than 180 degrees, then this article is for you! Today we will take a Seeeduino XIAO and a potentiometer and use them to construct a custom servo motor, using a DC gear motor.
This is a project I’m doing in tandem with Jeremy Fielding and his “self-driving go-kart” build.
Today we will learn how RC Remote controls work, and how we can use them with an Arduino.
After learning two different ways of interfacing with the Flysky receiver, we will build a small robot car.
Our car will have two different modes – Normal & Spin. You’ll have to read the article or watch the video to find out what that means!
Today we will be putting together a robot car based upon the popular ESP32CAM module.
Our car will have a WiFi remote control and will stream video, so you can see where you are going when you drive it!
Here is a complete and detailed guide to building a Linux-based Developers Workstation from scratch!
Starting with a “barebones computer” kit we will put together a Developers Workstation that has 15 essential software applications, plus a few custom tweaks.
Make sure to download the “Cheat Sheet” to simplify your build.
Today we will construct a simple bench power supply that has both fixed and variable output voltages. It’s a great project for beginners and useful enough for an expert!
Our design will make use of popular buck converter modules and an unused power “brick” from an old laptop computer, which you should have no problem obtaining.
We will look at the MPU-6050, an Inertial Measurement Unit or IMU. This inexpensive device contains both an accelerometer and a gyroscope and has many applications.
We will also build an electronic level that uses an LCD and LED display.
A Bench Power Supply is an essential component for any serious electronics experimenter. But a good supply with multiple output voltages and a high current capability can set you back some serious cash
In this article we’ll look at an alternative – using an old computer ATX power supply as a high-performance workbench power supply.
It’s a simple project that can give you a highly capable piece of equipment for next to nothing