I stacked the 2 DIP sockets in order to get all 3 batteries and the PICAXE on the bot without either hanging over. Four pins (2 on each side) on the 8 pin socket go into 4 holes (2 on each side) of the 16 pin socket. This means that the 8 pin socket is half on and half off the 16 pin socket. I glued the two sockets together with super glue.

Hi, <br> <br>Can I usw this PIC? <br> <br>http://www.reichelt.de/index.html?;ACTION=7;LA=3;OPEN=0;INDEX=0;FILENAME=A300%252FPIC12F510_16F506.pdf;SID=13UESpX38AAAIAADudKt09e25ea6cf68cd14cc34723fd698cb9cc
oh, and another question: <br> <br>can i programm a pic with an ISP from AVRs?
can i use a picaxe 08m2
Yes you can use the 08m2. It is backwards compatible with this 08m project and program.
i just didnt understand this step how can u program a remote<br>
You will need to get a universal remote control and program it to workthe with a Sony television since tbeyou picaxe uses sony codes. Instructions on how to do this will come with whatever remote you decide to use.<br>
instead of a universal remote if i get a sony tv remote then will it work?<br>
It should work if you van find one.
i have one i have a sony Tv SO I CAN USE IT
very nice. i have only one question: VIDEO?
theres a video at the bottom above the comments skip to 1:30
Nice ! <br><br>I like how you painted it ! &hellip;&nbsp;
must use 1n4148 diodes, right??
Still intimidated by the technology, but I LOVE your writing! Thanks!
how do you actually program a pic axe?? i know this instuctable said use a protoboard, but i just dont understand how.... can anyone make an instuctable on programming?
now if someone wrote a code for for a PC with infrared hookup to put out pre-written commands and options
very cool.
wow, this is awesome&nbsp;:D<br /> <br /> im thinking of making one with an attiny45 (since i dont have picaxe's or a programmer for them)<br /> just got to figure out a way to make a piece of code that does the same as yours in C++ for an attiny45 :D<br />
&nbsp;What Do I Do<br /> <br /> MAIN: let dirs= %00010111<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ^<br /> <br /> Error: Unknown symbol - dirs<br />
&nbsp;Never mind I was picaxe 08 instaid of picaxe 08m
5 stars! well done!
can you imagine a water skimmer?<br />
is there anyway to make the picture bigger? the schematic file is a .tmp and I can't open it.
Just under the schematic is a little block that has a file icon and Soc Bot Schematic.emf inside it. That is a meta file. If you click on that box a much larger, scalable, and easy to read schematic will appear.
I have linux and it looks like does not know how to open the file... any chance that you put a jpg or png or bmp or gif or ascii schematic?<br /><br />thanks<br />
gah, I'm on a mac, maybe thats why I'm struggling with this. My computer does not know how to open the file, do I have to convert it to .EMF?
I know nothing about a mac. Just private message me your email address and I will send you the file. I think it is jpg or bmp. Will a mac open either of those.
both, thank you very much.
This is so cool... one of the first steps (other than those lame snap circuits) towards making electronics as easy as legos. :D
Whoa, awesome man! I thought those red things were led's and was expecting 1 motor and a on/off switch. I was impressed even then at first glance but holy crap: Picaxe brain & infrared controller!!!
i would have programmed for the directional buttons on the remote. would have been easie to navigate...unless you're using a remote where the arrow buttons are the volume/channel buttons?
Did you enter the pocket sized contest? if you did im sad you didnt win.... If you didnt you should have, you would have won for sure
where did you get that song in the video?it's awesome!!!
just a thought, but do you think you could put the motors themselves on two separate bristles so you have a more advanced bristle bot? that way you can control each bristle separatly, giving it the direction left or right all the while prepelling it forward.
How did you get the name? Nice project, I'd love to make one but this is just too fiddly for me (only been doin electronics for a year).
very ingenious friends
how can I program the picaxe? Can the bas file be read by a non-picaxe microcontroller?
WOW that looks so cool! Mabye in a couple years after i learn about electronics ill build it! Great instructable! P.S. i like cotton candy!
would it be possible to program it for use with other remotes? for example, i would like to use a very small expresscard remote from my hp laptop instead of a big bulky one... would this be possible? thanks rak
No - that would not be possible. The PICAXE on reads Sony codes and I doubt seriously that your HP remote would use any of those codes. However, you can use another PICAXE as the transmitter. PICAXEs can send and receive SONY codes. You could make it really small too. All you would need is a battery pack, an IR LED, a couple of push buttons and a small case to hold it all. With watch batteries you could make the whole thing a lot less that one inch square.
interesting... i will probably do that... and maybe i can fit the whole thing into a cf card case with some of those tiny smd tact push switches
Hey, geeklord. I followed you here, lols. A PICAXE is to a PIC what an Arduino is to an AVR. A PICAXE is a PIC microcontroller with a proprietary interpreter and function library already burned onto it. What this means: You load your BASIC-style code into it's data memory, and the boot-strap program that's already been burned onto the chip takes these instructions and activates prewritten routines in the PIC's native language. This makes a PICAXE capable of doing highly complex functions with simple commands.
are PICs and PICAXEs the same?
Could someone (such as myself) who has no real digital tech experience build one of these without running into too many failures? Oh, and by the way here is a funny picture for all of the other easily entertained people out there looking for some comic relief.
Yeah,......I know nothing about technology except maybe a few starters from my science teacher. Who can help out?????
now make it float and you got a float-o-bot
Cool vibrobot biochemtronics! Liked it so much I decided to built one. Its all bread boarded right now. Just trying to get a hold of the 16pin wire wrap socket. For anyone attempting to build this I just want to let you know that I had some problems getting my universal remote to work. I have a OneForAll URC-6690. Started to question my receiver at first but thought I would try another universal. I got one at Wally World for less then $10. Its a RCA RCR312W. Used the first Sony code listed. Walla , started buzzing away. I found most all the parts at Radio Shack as well. Here are the Catalog #'s for anyone. May find the rest of the resistors at the store but they were not listed on the website and I had all the resistors already. I will post some pictures when I am all done. Thanks for this cool build Biochemtronics. Patrick Catalog #: 276-640 38kHz Infrared (IR) Receiver Module Catalog #: 272-1024 4.7 uF Electrolytic Capacitor Catalog #: 276-1995 8-Pin Retention Contact Catalog #: 273-107 3VDC Micro-Vibration Motor Catalog #: 271-1311 100 ohm 1/4W 5% Carbon Film Resistor pk/5
Here are pictures of my completed SOCBOT.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img371.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3781iz4.jpg">http://img371.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3781iz4.jpg</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3783xp0.jpg">http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3783xp0.jpg</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3786cm5.jpg">http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf3786cm5.jpg</a><br/>
My SOCBOt has a strong right motor that affected my forward motion. To compensate I changed the forward program to pulse the left motor about 200ms then the right motor 200ms alternating between the two. This gave my SOCBOT a walking/scooting affect.<br/><br/>Heres the altered FORWARD routine&gt;<br/>AHEAD: let pins= %0000011 ' Outputs 0,1 HIGH 2,4 LOW<br/> pause 200<br/> let pins= %00010100 ' Outputs 2,4 HIGH 0,2 LOW<br/> pause 200<br/> goto BEGIN<br/> <br/>
Great job! I am impressed with your forward motion compensation method. Thanks for sharing your work.

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