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Tired of building projects by yourself?

Tired of building projects in your basement or garage by yourself? Open Hack Space is a great way to exchange ideas for projects online but are you involved locally? Hacker Spaces have been popping across the United States and

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Obstacle Avoidance – Self Guided

One of the unique things that was learned from the Arduino Rover, was the design of basic avoidance routines. The routines are almost always unique to the platform. This is true even if using multiple RC cars. The RC cars

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Mars Rover Autopsy

After having built the RC Rover based on a cheap New Bright RC I would make these recommendations. The Arduino tie in portion was easy, I would use two PING sensors so it can actually detect a cross section

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Mars Rover — Johnny the Robot

Well Johnny the Robot is complete. It was a great Sunday afternoon project to play with. Here is what little Johnny can do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdLAsXuH8L4 I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Here is the source code for

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The $30 Dollar Mars Rover

So here is the fun project for Sunday. I have enclosed several pictures of components to be used in developing a cheap rover. This little guy should be able to move around a room and avoid basic objects. The

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Advanced Micrometer Reading

On the higher quality micrometers (mics) they will often be able to measure to .0001 of an Inch. Where as a regular mic can only read to .001 of an inch. Reading this style of mic takes a certain

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Reading a Micrometer

Reading a micrometer is considered a basic skill for any machinist and should be considered so for any fabricator. In the following pictures I will explain how to read a regular .001 graduated micrometer (mic). This will be same

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A young blacksmith indeed.

[singlepic id=79 w=640 h=480 float=center]   I was a little over ten years old when I started blacksmithing with my father. Over the years I eventually became a machinist. Early on my father had a talent for making knives.

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