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Ever since I received a Blue Robot Man I have toyed with the idea of converting him from mechanical power to electric power so that  he would be able to dance forever! Having recently received a package from Element14 for Makevember that contained a Blue Robot Man, I decided that now was the time.   The first step is to remove or disconnected the mechanical power source. This involved the disassembly of the legs and back pieces from the Blue Robot Man. There are two small screws at t ...
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Thanks for the Nano

Posted by dubbie Nov 19, 2019
I'm not sure what I did to deserve this but a parcel arrived a couple of days from Tarig Ahmad. As usual I left it for a day, or two in this case, to let the excitement grow. In the parcel was an official Nano (my first one - but don't tell Arduino) so it will be good to see if it is different to my usual Nanos, plus another Blue Dancing Robot and some Project14 stickers and well known figures, Lovelace and Faraday (I've heard of these two before).     Thanks very much tariq.ahmad . ...
I was asked at short notice to do an activity for a children's club I sometimes help at. It was supposed to be along a theme of knowing directions and compasses and stuff. I didn't think I could work out any compass stuff in time so decided to do what I knew something about, which was mobile robots. As it needed to have something to do with following directions I decided to use a black line following mobile robot. I initially decided to use a ready made black line following mobile robot but the ...
For a contribution to the Makevember topic I decided to make some wire frame Christmas tree decorations. I wanted to make them to look good and to have some LEDs on them. I didn't quite (yet) manage this although I have made something, see below.     I aim to try and improve more on the wire frame trees and then I will have to work out some way of attaching LEDs and getting them to light up nicely.   Dubbie ...