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Now It's Robotics

I posted a new category under Electronics I named Robotics. Then under that I moved my Remote Conning System topic. Next I added a new topic called Activitybot, which is the brand name of a new robotic system with which I will soon be experimenting. It's a kit made by Parallax. I decided I wanted to...32500 0
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Old-timer's Lament

Wow! Getting back into micro computer code writing is harder than I remember. Perhaps my 70-year-old brain cells are slowing? Haw! Good excuse, eh? I will go with that for now. The problem is I am starting all over and am finding it impossible to just pick up where I left off. No real surprise. It’s...
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Scritch, scritch...

That's just me, scratching my itch. I dug out my Parallax hardware which includes a "Basic Stamp" and a "Propeller" microprocessors. I at one time had them talking to each other through the "XBee" RF modules. All part of my "Remote Conning" or Radio (computer) control for model boats. It's going to ...DSC07621
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I Have to Scratch...

ArduinoParallax PropellerRaspberry Pi Getting “antsy” to play with a microcomputer, again. Not the PC type but the embedded definite purpose type. The genera includes Raspberry Pi, Parallax, and Arduino type microprocessors. I had (have) a very interesting project using Parallax hardware to remotely...
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Using LinuxCNC

LinuxCNC is now my dominant CNC controller software in my workshop. I have run MACH3 for more than a decade and maybe two with complete satisfaction for my needs. It is the Windows 10 operating system that is my nemesis. There is more on this subject posted in the THMS Blog so I won’t repeat here. (...
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