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Posts Tagged ‘kiwi’

L298N dual full-bridge motor driver

Two years ago, I designed my own motor driver breakout board using two L298N motor driver ICs and had them manufactured through BatchPCB. Here it is, finally finished. The KiCAD files are on my github repo here.

LSM303DLM Breakout

Sensors are cool, but the really cool ones come in tiny packages that require breakout boards to be easily usable. I often buy (populated) breakout boards from one of the many hobby electronics vendors out there, but they are often in the $20 to $60 range (like this LSM303 breakout board), which is rather prohibitive. […]

Powered by Apple! (Running my kiwi drive robot off a MacBook Pro battery)

A few months ago, a friend had a MacBook Pro battery that started swelling up. He agreed to let me have it, and now it has wheels:

Kiwi drive videos

Just a few videos of my kiwi drive robot.

Kiwi drive robot, resurrected!

Two years ago, I started building a three-wheeled, omnidirectional, “kiwi drive” robot as a school project. For various reasons, I put the project on hold, while things like chemistry and flying machines distracted me. The parts sat in a drawer, unforgotten but largely ignored. ..Until last Monday.

My first robot!

My first electronics project, for that matter. I am currently taking an electronics class at my high school, and as part of the course, we are required to order and build an electronics kit. Since the kits provided were, in my opinion, too easy for me, I decided to order my own parts and build […]