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FTDI chip real of fake ? How to spot a fake RT232R / RT232RL and others ?
How much power is needed to hover ?
QUICK TIP: How to easily remove Hubsan X4 quadcopter battery

IMU Theory and Experiments

How much power is needed to hover ?
Inside Coach – Smart Ball IMU Based Technology
Introducing the QuadHybrid – a stable, maneuverable and cheap flying robotic platform
DCM Tutorial – An Introduction to Orientation Kinematics
Upgrade your RC Transmitter with a DIY Tilt Motion Control Module

Motion Sensing USB Devices

Play PC games the iPad style – Using a PIC with USB, accelerometer and optional Gyroscope
USB Motion Gamepad Update: wide accelerometer and gyroscope support, configuration utility software
Accelerometer Controlled Usb Gamepad and Mouse using PIC18F2550 / PIC18F4550

USBThumb

Quicktip: Program your RC transmitter with UsbThumb
Updating Firmware on USBThumb
Using USBThumb as a Propeller Programmer and as a USB to Serial Converter

Robotics

RC Crawler Truck as Robotic Platform: Part 1 – upscale from 1/8 size to ~ 1/5 conversion, now able to climb on stairs
Introducing the QuadHybrid – a stable, maneuverable and cheap flying robotic platform
Build a 8A (4A per motor) dual motor driver for under $10. Introducing OctoDriver – poor man’s motor controller.
Stereo Vision with OpenCV and QT

Multirotors

How much power is needed to hover ?
My plateless Anti-vibration mounts
Introducing the QuadHybrid – a stable, maneuverable and cheap flying robotic platform
Quadcopter Prototype using Acc_Gyro and a PIC

Soldering and DIY Fabrication

Probotix X90 CNC – Cutting Servo Mounts in Sintra PVC Foam Board
Use extra-long headers to hold a board on a pogo pins testing jig
DIY Surface Mount on a Budget – Complete Walkthrough from PCB etching to Reflow
Soldering a wire to fine pitch (0.3mm) SMT devices
Reverse Surface Mounting of Small Leadless SMT Components

Benchmarks and Reviews

Probotix X90 CNC – Cutting Servo Mounts in Sintra PVC Foam Board
Build a really fast pulse generator (50ps rise time) using an ultra fast SiGe comparator.
Shpero – a robotic project success story
Tenma 72-7740 Autorange Multimeter Review
USB firmware debugging with USBTrace, PicKit & MPLAB IDE

Tricks and Tips

FTDI chip real of fake ? How to spot a fake RT232R / RT232RL and others ?
QUICK TIP: How to easily remove Hubsan X4 quadcopter battery
UNI-T UT61E Multimiter Serial Protocol Reverse Engineering
My plateless Anti-vibration mounts
Removing stubborn 3D prints from bed (my way of doing it)

Fun Projects

Inside Coach – Smart Ball IMU Based Technology
RC Crawler Truck as Robotic Platform: Part 1 – upscale from 1/8 size to ~ 1/5 conversion, now able to climb on stairs
Introducing the QuadHybrid – a stable, maneuverable and cheap flying robotic platform
Trickster Mouse Emulator – April Fools Day Practical Joke
Use your TV Remote To Turn On Your Computer

News and Discussions

Inside Coach – Smart Ball IMU Based Technology
Kickstater Campaign To Buy Off Radioshack stock and Convert To Maker Places
Learn Git in 15 minutes by practice.
Shpero – a robotic project success story
Some (Free!) Feedback for TI MSP430 LaunchPad’s Development and Marketing Team