Fusion 360 Tutorial for Robotics (Part 4)

create an assembly with Fusion 360

In this Fusion 360 tutorial, you’ll learn how to create joints to connect components together. Develop multicomponent assembly designs and incorporate motion into your CAD model. Give this project a try, today!

What is the difference between PNP and NPN?

difference between npn and pnp

Here on the blog, we spend a lot of time working with 5 VDC sensors and controllers (Arduino, for example). And, a lot of that knowledge is a great primer for getting into Industrial Controllers like PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers). However, when you start working with PLC’s and 24 VDC sensors you have to follow […]

How to Get Started with Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins

Raspberry Pi GPIO tutorial

The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer that also has a set of GPIO pins. GPIO stands for General Purpose Inputs and Outputs. Like Arduino, you can use the GPIO pins to attach sensors and electronic components. This tutorial is designed to give you a crash course in Raspberry Pi GPIO pins, and how […]

Make an Autonomous Robot Tank with HC-SR04 Sensor

robot tank ultrasonic sensor

The epitome of robotics is obstacle detection and avoidance. With a simple HC-SR04 sensor, you can detect objects with using ultrasonic waves (sound). In this project, we will use the HC-SR04 sensor and write software for our Robot Tank to avoid obstacles. We’ll make it a bit more complex by utilizing a servo motor to […]

How to Record a Push Button Sequence with Arduino

There are many feats of learning Arduino. Besides plugging in your board and downloading the “blink” sketch, it’s important to learn more about digital inputs. The epitome of digital inputs is push buttons. Push buttons are used for a variety of applications to trigger events. In this tutorial, we’re going to explore how to record […]

Motor Controller Raspberry Pi & Arduino Configurations

Motor Controller Mobile Robot

If you’re anything like me, then you enjoy building mobile robots. As I’m sure you’re aware, mobile robots are comprised of 5 parts: chassis, motors, controllers, sensors, and power. To cover three of these groups, you’ll need to properly wire the motors to the controllers (motor and master) and then add your power supply. It’s […]