Posts by Paul (Page 11)

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Textspresso text-enabled espresso machine

Posted by Paul on 25 September 2012

This text-enabled espresso machine uses the Zipwhip app to receive a text message for an order of espresso. An A4988 stepper motor driver carrier and servo are then used to rotate the cup up to the nozzles where the espresso is dispensed.

Heatsinking an A4988/A4983 stepper motor driver carrier

Posted by Paul on 21 September 2012

This blog post is a very detailed writeup of some A4988 stepper motor driver heatsinking experiments.

Featured link: http://arduinodabbler.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/heatsinking-a-pololu-a4988-a4983-stepper-driver/

Dalek Robot

Posted by Paul on 21 September 2012

This autonomous, obstacle-avoiding robot is controlled by an Arduino and uses two 25D metal gearmotors, which are attached to a dual VNH2SP30 motor driver carrier.

Monitoring power consumption with the ACS715

Posted by Paul on 21 September 2012

This blog post by Steve Spence discusses using an ACS715 Current Sensor Carrier to monitor the current consumption of a ham radio when in emergency communication mode.

Robotic Arm

Posted by Paul on 21 September 2012

This laser-cut robotic arm is controlled by a Mini Maestro servo controller. By Szymon Kobalczyk, April 2012.

Prometheus - a CNC Router Project

Posted by Paul on 21 September 2012

This CNC router features four of our A4988 stepper motor driver carriers. You can find more videos and information in this CNCzone forum post.

Wixel as Wireless USB for Propeller Chip

Posted by Paul on 19 April 2012

This video by Martin Heermance shows how you can use a Wixel to to wirelessly program a Parallax Propeller microcontroller. For more information see this forum thread.

Trackduino P1213 Arduino shield

Posted by Paul on 2 March 2012

This custom Arduino by Craig Hollabaugh shield mounts a Pololu dual MC33926 motor driver carrier for easy control with an Arduino. For details, see his project video and build log: page 1, page 2, page 3.

Build Yourself a Bluetooth Controlled Six-Legged Robot

Posted by Paul on 4 March 2011

This small hexapod using the Micro Maestro is controlled remotely using a Bluetooth module. Very detailed build information is available in this blog post.

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