Latest from Ryan Slaugh

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In this episode of “Projects with Ryan Slaugh” I highlight using the Arduino Mini with the FTDI Friend. Normally, using an Arduino is as simple as plug and play into your USB. With the Mini, however, you need to use the FTDI Friend. The Friend itself is a simple device that converts... Read more »

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There are a lot of different shields out there for Arduino. However, sometimes there arises a need to make your own. Even more plentiful in the world of electronics are integrated circuits that do a lot of nifty things. Some control output, some input, and some are sensors. In this... Read more »

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Here it is, part 2 of the robot redo! In this video we finish the design and build the final robot. The video will show the highlights of the entire process. Read more »

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Bringing new life to old technology is challenging and a lot of fun. Keeping with the theme of robotics from the latest issue of MAKE I decided to redesign an old robot toy. Read more »

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In this video I will show you the steps to building your own robot and talk a little about the programming it to move. I wanted to create a robotics platform that allowed me to modify things anytime I needed to. I also wanted to build it with parts that... Read more »