Troy Lavigne

Member Since: October 21, 2013

Country: Canada


Electrical Engineer with the University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Product ROB-12032 | about a month ago

    Note, when not using the robot be sure to disconnect the power supply. The POWER ON/OFF switch does NOT disconnect all power to the headers, which will result in battery drain.

  • Product ROB-12032 | about 2 months ago


  • Product ROB-12032 | about 2 months ago

    You might want to look into finding a 6V NiMH battery pack. It would be great if SparkFun sold a 5xAA battery holder.

  • Tutorial - Getting Started with the RedBot | about 2 months ago

    The 404 error for has returned!

  • Product SEN-12617 | about 2 months ago

    Is it possible to DOUBLE the resolution of the encoder by switching the Interrupt trigger (in the setPinChangeInterrupt routine) between Falling and Rising Edge in the interrupt?

    For example when the Rising edge is detected and the interrupt routine is entered, switch the interrupt type to Falling edge for the next transition.

    Edit: I see now that an interrupt option exists for “either” edge.

  • Tutorial - Getting Started with the RedBot | about 2 months ago

    How about adding a hall effect switch to the robot? We at UNB often use line following robots (following a black electrical tape) and embed a magnet at the end of the track. Detection of the magnet can be used to either inform the robot that it has reached a “dead end” of a maze or to actuate a motor or servo to perform a function. We use it to shoot a dart gun.

  • Tutorial - RedBot Assembly Guide | about 2 months ago

    Fantastic guide, and a great low cost platform! Please explore using 6V NiMH or 7.4V Lithium Ion batteries as a alternate energy source.

  • Product ROB-12032 | about 3 months ago

    The nylon standoffs are virtually useless. Instead of requiring two nylon standoffs to be joined together to create a 1.5" standoff for a line follower sensor, Sparkfun, can you either swap these with a single 1.5" nylon standoff or a 1.5" metal standoff?

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