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Using encoder feedback to control two DC motors, this robot is self-correcting!

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The newest version of the robotics kit powered by Jetson Nano is now available!

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Learn about servo control from our newest electronics information page!

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Our newest version of the micro:bot kit is available today, along with two new products for your Raspberry Pi.

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We updated some code for the micro:bot kit to help debug and interpret line following sensor readings using the MakeCode Console.

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Deck out your Sphero RVR robot with a Raspberry Pi Zero W, remote pan-tilt camera, and some Qwiic components!

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New kits for Sphero RVR are now shipping, and the micro:bit Club Kit and new PICkit 4 are available too! We also have a special surprise for the last day of our Week of Deals Sale...

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A new Feather-compatible Artemis Thing Plus is available, along with the SparkFun Edge 2! We also have a new Qwiic-enabled Motor Driver and a USB 2.0 microphone.

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As announced yesterday, our JetBot Kits are now shipping, along with our DLI Course Kit. Let's take a closer look!

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We're shipping the SparkFun JetBot AI Kit (with and without a Jetson Nano), as well as a Deep Learning Institute Course Kit to help you dive into machine learning and artificial intelligence!

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Sparking the Fun

A treatise on LEGOs, robotics and why SparkFun is awesome.

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The Longmont Innovation Center hosted a great event, focused on building community and sparking interest in STEM education!

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Hacking your LEGO kits with motors and micro:bits!

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Control a robot wirelessly with your hand using XBees, Arduino and an accelerometer.

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Recently, a team from the St. Vrain Innovation Center assembled its first custom PCB design with the help of SparkFun. This is the story behind their project and their experience.

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Control your RedBot programmed with Arduino using the wireless joystick and a pair of XBees!

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The Sphero RVR and its Autonomous Robotics Kits are available for pre-order, along with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano. Also, since you asked for it: Arduino Pro Mini Starter Kits!

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Control your micro:bot wirelessly using MakeCode's radio blocks.

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I'm not a Python guy but that code doesn't do what you say it does. The first comment already picked the derivative created by the following…

CENTER TURN Each wheel rotates in opposite directions, bot turns about it's axis. Theta is the angle to turn in degrees Ep is encoder pulses…

By phase I just meant the wheels were out of sync a sequence of encoder counts; (0,1) (1,1) (1,2) is not indicative of one wheel traveling…

Hey #812, Thanks for chiming in here! I had some fun tweaking the Twist firmware to get better resolution. I'm currently getting about 600…

I've done this with the Arduino, and the parallax boebot encoders with students. They have worse resolution than your encoders (64 per wheel…

I tried the code and it did not work for me. FOR ANYONE ELSE TRYING IT: If you want it to work, in the attachInterrupt, set the third…

Here's a photo of the the wooden key. I'm proud. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzxsg77x08eytsx/2020-04-06%2015.51.02.jpg?dl=0

Hi! I'm fixing one of these up. Just carved a new key out of wood! But the motor is so noisy! Do you think there's a source for quieter fan…

I remember how hard it was trying to come up with a traffic light model for my science project back in high school.

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