Category Archive: Do It Yourself

Mar 17

SM130 RFID Reader and Arduino

Recently I’ve been working on a RFID identification solution for a new project at University of Aveiro. Our first approach will be through Arduino and the Son Micro SM130 RFID module. At first, the Arduino seemed quite simple and effective for the final goal, but soon the problems came up. We will have to communicate …

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Jan 08

Developing for Linux under OS X in XCode

In this mini-article I will show you how I develop applications for Linux in XCode 4. At the moment I’m using XCode 4.2.1, in OSX Lion, with Ubuntu 10.04 running on a virtual machine. Although the article is related to XCode, after reading and trying out for yourself, you will notice that you can use whatever …

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Mar 14

Build Wheels for Robotics

Sometimes, when we project a robot, the wheels are the hardest components to find… They are also sometimes hard to adapt to the motors/servos. This is why I decided to show you the wheels I made to my XMasRobot. The idea was to recycle some objects I had laying down the lab and had no …

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