July 28, 2016
Insect-inspired MEMS Microbot

Insect-inspired MEMS Microbot

An insect microbot has become reality. Weighing just under 0.080g and less than 5.0 mm in size, this insect-inspired microbot has six legs and can mimic […]
July 27, 2016

An Arduino Plant Monitoring & Watering Device

Using Arduino with Parts and Sensors – Plant monitoring & watering device (with micro SD card) In the last project, I used a micro SD card […]
July 26, 2016
Equivalent Circuit of DC Brush Motor Connected to a Power Supply

Motor Current When Applying a Torque Load

Question: When applying a torque load to a DC brush motor by connecting the motor to the driver output side, rotation will become difficult, decreasing rotational […]
July 21, 2016
Arduino Bluetooth Gloves

Arduino Bluetooth Gloves Part 1 – Basics

How To: Arduino Bluetooth Gloves Part 1 – Basics The objective of this project is to develop a device that is able to measure the orientation of […]
July 20, 2016

Power Consumption During Current Regeneration Flow

Power Consumption During Current Regeneration Flow Through the Parasitic Diode of the Output Transistor: Question: In the case regenerative current flows through the parasitic diode of […]
July 19, 2016
car sensors

How To Make Parking Assist Car Sensors

In this tutorial, we will illustrate the installation and the use of simple, low-cost parking assist car sensors. We will use two HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensors and […]
July 14, 2016
Current Flow

Maximum Current Flow to Motor

Question: Under what conditions does the maximum amount of current flow through the motor? Answer: Maximum current flow occurs when there is no load in one […]
July 12, 2016
analog input

Raspberry Pi WebIOPi IOT, Programming Analog Input

In this edition of the WebIOPi series, I’m finally taking on the challenge of reading analog input. I briefly discussed it at the beginning of the […]
July 7, 2016
camera sensor

An Intro to: CMUcam5 Pixy Vision Camera Sensor

The goals for this project are to introduce you to the CMUcam5 Pixy and show how easy it is to implement a camera into your DIY […]
July 6, 2016
current regeneration

Differences in PWM Current Regeneration Methods

Question: There seems to be different methods for current regeneration operation with PWM drive in the off-duty period. What are they? Answer: There are two main […]
July 5, 2016
driver assist

Driver Assist Car Predicts Your Moves

Imagine that you are driving a car down a road in an unfamiliar area. You quickly turn right after realizing that your destination is on the […]
July 1, 2016
Drone-Data-X-Pt-2

Drone Data X: Life-changing Drone Gadgets – Part 2

The Drone Data X Conference was held on June 3, 2016 in the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. It was one […]