Monthly Archives: February 2012

Drawing with Inkscape

If you attended the RoboSumo lecture today (DT021/DT081) or yesterday (DT009), hopefully you found the Inkscape demo informative. Admittedly, I’m no Inkscape expert myself, but I have taught myself the basic features and I’ve really found that it has helped … Continue reading

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David Egan’s Race to the Wall circuit diagram

Anyone that’s having difficulties getting the basic circuit right for the Race to the Wall should take a moment to look at the excellent circuit diagram that David Egan posted on his blog: Pic18 Schematic.

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Only a few €3 breadboards left!

I still have a small number of €3 breadboards left. If anyone is still looking for one, please let me know (you can leave a comment here if you don’t see me in person). There are only a few left, … Continue reading

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First team to get robot working: Wavered Danger

Congratulations to RoboSumo team Wavered Danger (David Egan, Andy Malone and Gerard Riney) who yesterday became the first team to get their robot doing the race to the wall task. They’re continuing to refine their design, so we can expect … Continue reading

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€3 RoboSumo breadboards now available

I ordered in a box of the following breadboards from satistronics.com: If you’d like one, it’s yours for €3. That’s basically what each board ended up costing me when I bought a whole box, including postage and tax. It’s a … Continue reading

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A very simple PIC18F4620 example

This is a very simple example program for the PIC18F4620 microcontroller. It just toggles the voltage on pin 19 (RD0) every 400ms to flash an LED on and off. This code is for Microchip’s C18 compiler. The circuit to use … Continue reading

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