Arduino - Basic Kit - Instructions?

I purchased the Arduino Basic Kit a number of years ago. The directions say to go to to get started, but that page doesn't exist anymore. Does anyone have a PDF of the project directions for the parts included with the kit? Thanks. 

Posted by bryan.thatcher 7 months ago

What are the basic tools I need?

I have a list of the basic tools I will need for this. If you can add anything that would be great. 1.LEDs 2.Wire 3.Duck Tape 4.Soldering Station 5.Persision Screwdriver 6.Razor Knife 7.O-Rings 8.Springs 9.Batterys 10.Needle Nose Pliers 11.Clamps 12.Screwdriver Any other suggestions would be great. Thanks.

Posted by amature engineer 10 years ago

Need basic CNC info please

I am in the process of learning SolidEdge V19 by myself (It's CAD program, if anyone is wondering). Now I know it may not be the best place to start learning CAD, but I got it for free. I am quite new to CNC machining and CAD software and I need some clearing up on a subject: In what environment do I need to draw the parts in order for it to be used CNC? I am only working with sheet metal and have all the precise dimensions of the parts that need to be cut out. Should I create the parts in the drafting environment and then export it as a .dxf file which will be used on the CNC? Sorry if my question sounds a bit, you know, stupid, but I just need some clearing up on this issue.

Posted by SirMalan 8 years ago

Human Nature

To whom it may concern (mainly the ones who chose to blast my consern about the pop tab chainmail armor). Have You people forgotten the fact that as a species humans are incredably stupid??? I know My spelling is not dead on, Please forgive Me! I have to quote Tommy Lee Jones from M.I.B. 1. " A person is intellagent (?), People are dumb, paniky(?) animals. And You know it!" I could just see a newbie log on, find that information, build it and expect it to protcect them at the next S.C.A. event!! The Terry Pratchet comment was totaly funny and true!!(I am a true madman.) Thank You for noticing!!! I was only trying to help! Maybe others should also!!! Thank You!! Roy Smith.

Posted by Roy smith 8 years ago


Hello and welcome to the Visual Basic Nerds instructables group.

Posted by lolcat360 9 years ago

Basic LED Circuit?

I brought 5 RGB LED's just now on the interweb, but I have no clue about circuits all I know is theirs parallel circuits which I will be using and I have a power source of 2 AA batteries. Sorry for such a newbish question, any links to and learning articles would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Antexter 10 years ago

Biotech channel takes you to basic electronics guide!!( in technology)

Clicking on the "Check out the new biotech channel" link takes you to basic electronics guide!!( in technology).BUG!! Please fix.

Posted by sidgupta 5 years ago

Pocket BASIC??????

Help! I am way into BASIC. Lately, I have been wanting to make a little DIY pocket computer with a basic gray scale screen and nav buttons that can run simple  BASIC programs uploaded from my computer. I looked around Google to find somewhere to start, and found out that no one has ever attempted building such a thing before. One site suggested that I should look at mobile motherboards by TI and Atmel. However, when I arrived at the websites, I found a bunch of complex, expensive boards that have unnecessary fetures such as WiFi and touch. I need some help on what hardware configuration to use (aka mobile motherboard, chip set). Help!

Posted by akchicken 7 years ago


Does anyone know of a way to convert a visual basic project (vbp) to an executable file? Maybe a 3rd party compiler? P.S. Don't tell me to go to File>Make

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago

HELP with Basic Stamp 2 programming!!!

I am working on a project which involves usage of a Basic Stamp 2 module. I need your help because I'm a newbie and I don't know hot to program it yet to do the job. I want every time the right (or the left, it doesn't matter) built-in touch sensor is pressed, the right (or the left, it doesn't matter) motor to be given power for 5 times with a pause of aprox. 1 second between each time (see picture), and then stop.I would really appreciate that if you could help me. Please post your program, or pm it to me.ThanksP.S. Be careful! I DO NOT use servos! I use simple DC motors with a driving module! Here are the microcontroller ports for each motor and touch sensor:Left motor: ports 3 and 5 of the X7 extension busRight motor: ports 14 and 15 of the X7 extension busLeft touch sensor: port 4 of the microcontrollerRight touch port: port 6 of the microcontroller

Posted by andrewsweet4 10 years ago

HELP with Basic Stamp 2 programming!!!

I am working on a project which involves usage of a Basic Stamp 2 module. I need your help because I'm a newbie and I don't know hot to program it yet to do the job. I want every time the right (or the left, it doesn't matter) built-in touch sensor is pressed, the right (or the left, it doesn't matter) motor to be given power for 5 times with a pause of aprox. 1 second between each time (see picture), and then stop.I would really appreciate that if you could help me. Please post your program, or pm it to me.ThanksP.S. Be careful! I DO NOT use servos! I use simple DC motors with a driving module! Here are the microcontroller ports for each motor and touch sensor:Left motor: ports 3 and 5 of the X7 extension busRight motor: ports 14 and 15 of the X7 extension busLeft touch sensor: port 4 of the microcontrollerRight touch port: port 6 of the microcontroller

Posted by andrewsweet4 10 years ago

heliostat and sun tracker basic program

In the late 1980s, I designed, built and programmed a computer-controlled heliostat. Its mirror reflected sunlight into my living-room, making it much brighter. It worked excellently with almost no attention for many years, until a neighbour's tree grew and blocked sunlight from reaching the mirror. The computer was a Commodore VIC 20, which was old even then, and had only 4.5 kilobytes of memory. The program I wrote, in Commodore BASIC, fitted into that space and handled all the control functions. It even included a few "bells and whistles". For example, at night-time the mirror was automatically parked face downward to reduce the buildup of dust. That particular program would work only on a VIC, and I haven't seen any of those for many years. However, I have recently taken the astronomical and trigonometrical parts of the program and made them into a new program which I'll append below. It calculates the position of the sun in the sky, as azimuth (true compass bearing) and angle of elevation, as seen from anywhere on the earth at any time on any date. It also calculates the required orientation of a mirror if it is to reflect sunlight in any desired direction. With the addition of some code to enable the computer to control motors, this could become the software for a computerized sun-tracker or heliostat. I'll append two versions of the program. The first is in QBasic, and contains quite a lot of explanatory comments. The second version is in a very generic BASIC, and has been tested on many implementations of the language. It even has line numbers! Personally, I prefer the QBasic version. The coding is more elegant. However, the generic version is likely to be useful to more people. It's public-domain. Use it for any purpose, even commercially. Enjoy! dow ' SunAlign.BAS (Version for QBasic and similar dialects) ' Calculates position of sun in sky, as azimuth (compass bearing ' measured clockwise from True North) and angle of elevation, as ' seen from any place on earth, on any date and any time. ' Also calculates alignment of a heliostat mirror. ' David Williams ' P.O. Box 48512 ' 3605 Lakeshore Blvd. West ' Toronto, Ontario. M8W 4Y6 ' Canada ' Initially dated 2007 Jul 07 ' This version 2008 Jan 13 ' All angles in radians except in i/o routines DegIn and DegOut DECLARE SUB C2P (X, Y, Z, AZ, EL) DECLARE SUB P2C (AZ, EL, X, Y, Z) DECLARE FUNCTION Ang (X, Y) DECLARE SUB DegIn (P$, X) DECLARE SUB DegOut (P$, X) CONST PY = 3.1415926536# ' "PI" not assignable in some BASICs CONST DR = 180 / PY ' degree / radian factor W = 2 * PY / 365 ' earth's mean orbital angular speed in radians/day WR = PY / 12' earth's speed of rotation relative to sun (radians/hour) C = -23.45 / DR ' reverse angle of earth's axial tilt in radians ST = SIN(C) ' sine of reverse tilt CT = COS(C) ' cosine of reverse tilt E2 = 2 * .0167 ' twice earth's orbital eccentricity SN = 10 * W ' 10 days from December solstice to New Year (Jan 1) SP = 12 * W ' 12 days from December solstice to perihelion CLS Menu: PRINT "1. Calculate sun's position" PRINT "2. Calculate mirror orientation" PRINT "3. Calculate both" PRINT "4. Quit program" PRINT PRINT "Which? (1 - 4)"; DO S% = VAL(INKEY$) LOOP UNTIL S% >= 1 AND S% <= 4 PRINT S% IF S% = 4 THEN END ' Note: For brevity, no error checks on user inputs PRINT PRINT "Use negative numbers for directions opposite to those shown." PRINT DegIn "Observer's latitude (degrees North)", LT DegIn "Observer's longitude (degrees East)", LG INPUT "Time Zone (+/- hours from GMT/UT)"; TZN INPUT "Time (HH,MM) (24-hr format)"; HR, MIN INPUT "Date (M#,D#)"; Mth%, Day% PRINT CL = PY / 2 - LT ' co-latitude D = INT(30.6 * ((Mth% + 9) MOD 12) + 58.5 + Day%) MOD 365 ' day of year (D = 0 on Jan 1) A = W * D + SN ' orbit angle since solstice at mean speed B = A + E2 * SIN(A - SP) ' angle with correction for eccentricity C = (A - ATN(TAN(B) / CT)) / PY SL = PY * (C - INT(C + .5))' solar longitude relative to mean position C = ST * COS(B) DC = ATN(C / SQR(1 - C * C)) ' solar declination (latitude) ' arcsine of C. ASN not directly available in QBasic LD = (HR - TZN + MIN / 60) * WR + SL + LG ' longitude difference CALL P2C(LD, DC, sX, sY, sZ) ' polar axis (perpend'r to azimuth plane) CALL C2P(sY, sZ, sX, sAZ, sEL) ' horizontal axis CALL P2C(sAZ - CL, sEL, sY, sZ, sX) ' rotate by co-latitude IF sZ < 0 THEN BEEP PRINT "Sun Below Horizon" PRINT GOTO NewCalc END IF IF S% <> 2 THEN ' calculate and display sun's position CALL C2P(sX, sY, sZ, sAZ, sEL) ' vertical axis DegOut "Sun's azimuth: ", sAZ DegOut "Sun's elevation: ", sEL PRINT END IF IF S% > 1 THEN ' calculate and display mirror orientation PRINT "For target direction of light reflected from mirror:" DegIn "Azimuth of target direction (degrees)", tAZ DegIn "Elevation of target direction (degrees)", tEL PRINT CALL P2C(tAZ, tEL, tX, tY, tZ) ' target vector X,Y,Z CALL C2P(sX + tX, sY + tY, sZ + tZ, mAZ, mEL) ' angle bisection by vector addition PRINT "Mirror aim direction (perpendicular to surface):" DegOut "Azimuth: ", mAZ DegOut "Elevation: ", mEL PRINT END IF NewCalc: PRINT PRINT "New Calculation" PRINT GOTO Menu FUNCTION Ang (X, Y) ' calculates angle from positive X axis to vector to (X,Y) SELECT CASE SGN(X) CASE 1: Ang = ATN(Y / X) CASE -1: Ang = ATN(Y / X) + PY CASE ELSE: Ang = SGN(Y) * PY / 2 END SELECT END FUNCTION SUB C2P (X, Y, Z, AZ, EL) ' Cartesian to Polar. Convert from X,Y,Z to AZ,EL EL = Ang(SQR(X * X + Y * Y), Z) A = Ang(Y, X) IF A < PY THEN AZ = A + PY ELSE AZ = A - PY END SUB SUB DegIn (P$, X) ' Input angle in degrees and convert to radians PRINT P$; INPUT N X = N / DR END SUB SUB DegOut (P$, X) ' converts radians to degrees, rounds to nearest 0.1, and prints S$ = LTRIM$(STR$(INT(10 * ABS(X * DR) + .5))) IF S$ = "3600" THEN S$ = "0" IF LEN(S$) = 1 THEN S$ = "0" + S$ IF X < 0 THEN IF VAL(S$) THEN S$ = "-" + S$ PRINT P$; LEFT$(S$, LEN(S$) - 1); "."; RIGHT$(S$, 1); " degrees" END SUB SUB P2C (AZ, EL, X, Y, Z) ' Polar to Cartesian. Convert from AZ,EL to X,Y,Z Z = SIN(EL) C = -COS(EL) X = C * SIN(AZ) Y = C * COS(AZ) END SUB 100 REM SunAlign.BAS (Generic BASIC version) 110 REM Calculates position of sun in sky, as azimuth (compass bearing 120 REM measured clockwise from True North) and angle of elevation, as 130 REM seen from any place on earth, on any date and any time. 140 REM Also calculates alignment of a heliostat mirror. 150 REM David Williams 160 REM P.O. Box 48512 170 REM 3605 Lakeshore Blvd. West 180 REM Toronto, Ontario. M8W 4Y6 190 REM Canada 200 REM Original date 2007 Jul 07. This version 2007 Oct 07 210 REM Note: For brevity, no error checks on user inputs 220 CLS 230 PRINT "Use negative numbers for opposite directions." 240 INPUT "Observer's latitude (degrees North)"; LT 250 INPUT "Observer's longitude (degrees East)"; LG 260 INPUT "Date (M#,D#)"; Mth, Day 270 INPUT "Time (HH,MM) (24-hr format)"; HR, MIN 280 INPUT "Time Zone (+/- hours from GMT/UT)"; TZN 290 PY = 4 * ATN(1): REM "PI" not assignable in some BASICs 300 DR = 180 / PY: REM degree/radian factor 310 W = 2 * PY / 365: REM earth's mean orbital speed in radians/day 320 C = -23.45 / DR: REM reverse angle of axial tilt in radians 330 ST = SIN(C): REM sine of reverse tilt 340 CT = COS(C): REM cosine of reverse tilt 350 E2 = 2 * .0167: REM twice earth's orbital eccentricity 360 SP = 12 * W: REM 12 days from December solstice to perihelion 370 D = INT(30.6 * ((Mth + 9) MOD 12) + 58.5 + Day) MOD 365 380 A = W * (D + 10): REM Solstice 10 days before Jan 1 390 B = A + E2 * SIN(A - SP) 400 C = (A - ATN(TAN(B) / CT)) / PY 410 ET = 720 * (C - INT(C + .5)): REM equation of time 420 REM in 720 minutes, earth rotates PI radians relative to sun 430 C = ST * COS(B) 440 EL = ATN(C / SQR(1 - C * C)) * DR: REM solar declination 450 AZ = 15 * (HR - TZN) + (MIN + ET) / 4 + LG: REM longitude diff 460 GOSUB 800 470 R = SQR(Y * Y + Z * Z) 480 AX = Y: AY = Z: GOSUB 710 490 A = AA + (90 - LT) / DR 500 Y = R * COS(A) 510 Z = R * SIN(A) 520 GOSUB 740 530 PRINT : REM AZ & EL are now sun's azimuth & elevation in degrees 540 IF EL < 0 THEN PRINT "Sun Below Horizon": END 550 R = AZ: GOSUB 870: PRINT "Sun's azimuth: "; R; " degrees" 560 R = EL: GOSUB 870: PRINT "Sun's elevation: "; R; " degrees" 570 PRINT 580 INPUT "Calculate heliostat mirror alignment (y/n)"; K$ 590 IF K$ = "N" OR K$ = "n" THEN END 600 SX = X: SY = Y: SZ = Z 610 PRINT 620 INPUT "Azimuth of target direction (degrees)"; AZ 630 INPUT "Elevation of target direction (degrees)"; EL 640 GOSUB 800 650 X = X + SX: Y = Y + SY: Z = Z + SZ: GOSUB 740 660 PRINT : REM AZ & EL are now aim azimuth & elevation in degrees 670 PRINT "Mirror aim direction (perpendicular to surface):" 680 R = AZ: GOSUB 870: PRINT "Azimuth: "; R; " degrees" 690 R = EL: GOSUB 870: PRINT "Elevation: "; R; " degrees" 700 END 710 IF AX = 0 THEN AA = SGN(AY) * PY / 2: RETURN 720 AA = ATN(AY / AX): IF AX < 0 THEN AA = AA + PY 730 RETURN 740 AX = SQR(X * X + Y * Y): AY = Z: GOSUB 710 750 EL = AA * DR 760 AX = Y: AY = X: GOSUB 710 770 AZ = AA * DR 780 IF AZ < 180 THEN AZ = AZ + 180 ELSE AZ = AZ - 180 790 RETURN 800 E = EL / DR 810 A = AZ / DR 820 Z = SIN(E) 830 C = 0 - COS(E): REM Won't work without "0" in Liberty Basic 840 X = C * SIN(A) 850 Y = C * COS(A) 860 RETURN 870 R = INT(10 * R + .5): IF R = 3600 THEN R = 0 880 R = R / 10 890 RETURN

Posted by david williams 10 years ago

Cool Tool - Basic Stamp Logic Analyzer

A month or so ago Parallax had their basic stamp logic analyzer on sale for $30, so I picked it up. Its a slick little tool . It is handy to use when testing your wiring and software. If you have a BS2 and see it on sale again over at Parallax check it out. The only downside is the software is windows only, so mac geeks like myself will have to use a VM. -Joe

Posted by joe 10 years ago

Noobariffic LED art question (Batteries)

Uhh, hi everyone. I have a super basic question, and I'm going to appeal for help because I'm running low on time for this project. I have a signpost I want to light up with about 100 3volt LEDs. What kind of power source should I be looking at? Would 4 AA batteries suffice? I've seen online calculators for determining resistors, but not for an ideal power source. Do I just wire up as many batteries as I want and get the proper resistors? I'd like this thing to light for at least eight hours on a full charge, so I can swap batteries daily. Thank you in advance! I'm dumb!

Posted by bicycle_samurai 5 years ago

Calculate Resistor for Heating Wire

Hi there, My Goal is to use a piece of heating wire from an old hair dryer  (1.6 Ohms resistance for the length i want to use.) and heat it red-orange using my old USB power bank. 5V output from an 3.8V lithium ion battery i dont want to mess with the circuitry inside. Problem: The USB Power Bank has short curcuit prevention built in, so when i connect the heating wire the power bank stops supplying electricity. I found a 7.5 ohms resistor and connected it aswell, the wire became a little warm, the resistor incredibly hot but most importantly the power bank continued to supply power - success. I would like to know what resistor i should use to get the wire red-orange hot but at the same time keep the power bank safe and not overwhelm it - i think that would mean not drawing too much current? I also cant check how much current is flowing because my multimeter is too cheap and only goes up to 200ma, which the power bank exceeds. So how would i go about this? What resistor should i use for what wattage should it be rated. And since im a total newb id like to hear your train of thought as to why and how. Thank you so much.

Posted by emiliori 1 year ago

I want to start making LED art, but have no idea where to begin.

Is there anywhere I can find a very VERY basic tutorial? FAQs? Some dos and don'ts? List of commonly needed tools and materials.... stuff like that? I would very much love to craft a small outdoor LED art signpost for my tent at a festival next month. Thank you! Peace and love!

Posted by bicycle_samurai 5 years ago

Basic Assault Weapon *updated with inside pictures for building*

Maybe some of you saw my video on youtube. I decided I'd mod the gun a little and maybe think about posting it if you guys think it's post-worthy. And by post-worthy I mean would you build it? Anyways on to the details. This is a basic weapon that is mostly compact and pretty reliable. There are no big special features other than the magazine which is obviously removable and has an internal pusher, a roof, and it can be top loaded. With a quick change of pieces you could technically top load the magazine while it is in the gun though it may be a little tricky. The magazines slide right in and should stay put. I shaked it my hardest and it wouldn't fall out. Removing it is pretty simple. You just need to pop both sides individually. As you can see I ran low on pieces so I just used red rods for the stock. You can store an extra magazine in it like in the picture. Of course I put in a pin guide. The handle is average. I wasn't too concerned with it as people can mod it freely. The trigger was made to block farther back so that the gun wouldn't have to be a unit longer to get max power. Ranges with the rubber bands placed as shown were about 9 meters or 27 feet with the mag full. I suspect increased ranges as the magazine empties. It doesn't have a turret, bolt, or shells so I don't know if you consider that good enough or not.

Posted by TheDunkis 8 years ago

A 'simple' sound activated LED.

Soooooo, I don't have a whole lot of knowledge about electronics. But I'd like to make/have someone make a single LED bulb that lights up when a microphone recieves sound. I'd 'actually' like to fit a small microphone into a helmet's mouth section, and have an LED activated on the outside. If it's possible to incorporate a speaker on the outside as well, that'd be incredible. And even more-so, if it could change/amplify your voice on the way out, that'd be simply orgasmic.

Posted by Wrel 8 years ago

Natural electronics

Ive been making tons of projects lately and i keep asking myself the same question. What is going on in those little components i solder on. Say i was to take resistors, capacitors, transistors microchips etc... and snap them in two, what would I see? What is it that allows people to program microchips, Is it essentially typing code and sending it into a natural resource? What allow wire to carry information? Does anyone else ask themselves these mind boggling questions? Or better yet does anyone have answer?

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago

Yabasic (for the PS2)

I found Yabasic as an extra for a PS2 demodisc, and i recently dug it out from my Ps2 pile. it is a fun and simple piece of software for creating small programs, in which you type a command (eg. print, input, goto, beep etc.) and then a piece of text. here is a code for a simple number guess program, sorry for mistakesREM Number guess gameprint "I am thinking of a number between 1 and 50, try to guess it!"input a$if (a$>13) thenprint "your number was larger than mine!"goto inputendifelseif (a$<13) thenprint "your number was smaller than mine!"goto inputendifelseif (a$=13) thenprint "My number was 13! Congratulations, you win!"Feel free to edit the prints, and the number doesn't have to be 13. there are other things involving string variables and other commands. heres one called identitiy finderREM Identity finder programPrint "What is your name?" :":input a$Print "How old are you, ",a$,"?" :":Input b$Print "And where do you live, ",a$,"?" :":Input c$Print "so your name is ",a$,", you are ",b$," years old and you live in ",c$,", correct?"Pause 5Feel free to add more string variables, just add them as d$, e$, f$ etc.anyway, post coding for more yabasic programs, and use the stuff above!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago

Basic Oodammo Rifle Prototype 2.5 *With some internal pics*

(Update 2.5) I cannot be bothered anymore to put anything else on this gun, so anyone who wants to build this gun form the pics, they are allowed to build and post the mods as long as they credit me.  The current stats as it stands: * Range = 40ft with one # 64 band * Powerful * Very easy to use * High ROF * Can be easily adapted for left handed shooters (just build it like the V1 with the panel on the other side) * Fairly reliable with the mags * Handle connection is very strong unless you try to break it deliberately (which means it wont come unattached in wars) * Iron sights are accurate to about 25 to 30ft There are now pics of some internals at the end. Enjoy building and modding if you do decide to do that. 

Posted by beanieostrich 6 years ago

Electronics Parts Suppliers

I'm curious about where instructables members purchase their electroincs parts. I've played around with electronics since high school, but I've always been in an environment where parts are "free" (aka paid for by others). Now that I'm branching out on my own, I'd like to know the best place to buy parts. I did a quick comparison of Jameco and Mouser on my blog. I'd greatly appreciate it if you all could share your thoughts on this. Thanks so much.

Posted by DUlschm 6 years ago

LED basics

Found a website with a really great "LED basics" type tutorial. Hope it is helpful!

Posted by 8bit 9 years ago

Batch Coding

I need an interactive advanced batch and visual basic scripts course.

Posted by DarkShadowOrigin 6 months ago

Linux Terminal Basics

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in an instructable teaching the basic the the linux terminal? comments appreciated

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago

Looking for an Electrical Engineer to partner with

Hi - I've got a business idea that requires hardware and I can't build the thing myself.  I'll write the software for it, but I need assistance building the circuitry. The circuitry involved would include a temp sensor, R/F communications module, photodiode, memory (possibly micro SD), controller,  and a timer in a very small form factor (about the size of a cigar tube). I'll split any profits from selling the device 50/50 with the HW designer.  I'll ask you to sign an NDA before we get going. Please contact me here or at bret at thelastmilellc dot com. Rgds, Bret

Posted by bschuhma 7 years ago

Private server basics needed

Anyone know where i can find the basics to creating a private server for a game?

Posted by Littleman23476 9 years ago

basic air gun

Does anyone know of a good tutorial on a basic air gun? I don't care what it shoots, i just want to understand how to make one.

Posted by Mace42 11 years ago

Programing (BASIC) , Want to learn

I would like to learn old school BASIC. The parallax basic stamp uses it's own version of it called PBASIC. I have not found any current books that will teach you a foundation to build on. I looked into programing for the absolute beginner and programming for dummies, both books seem to treat (teach) Basic as an object oriented language and jump into making window with buttons. That's not what I need right now. I want to start BASIC with the basics (forgive the pun), i.e. loops, if then statements and build a foundation . But I really need to start with BASIC so I can get the best use out of my BOE bot. PLEASE DON'T SUGGEST C OR SWITCHING TO A DIFFERENT PIC, I don't have money for that. All the parallax labs are in PBASIC.

Posted by Omegablood 7 years ago

Programming in TI Basic

Just wondering if anyone else here programs their TI calculators using the built in language.

Posted by sardines454 11 years ago

How to script LUA (basics step by step)

Need help please

Posted by awesome3612 6 years ago

Electronics and Microcontroller guide?

Is there a a basic intro to electronics and microcontrollers? I know about the basic components, but no clue about microcontrollers =) Thanks!! Wes

Posted by wesie42 8 years ago

Pic Basics

Is there a website to learn about how to use picmicro's really easily? I realize that there are some instructables about it, but to be honest they arn't very helpful. For example, I have no clue what the crystal does, why you need it, how to hook it up, and how much voltage they need because I need to buy some.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

Beginner Arduino Basic LCD + rotary encoders

New to Arduino, attempting to get basic programs working. Whats the best way to include multiple sensor readings to appear on a LCD Arduino screen for user feedback. So the sensor readout on the LCD would switch to the most recent change of rotation. Code to examine or help in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks

Posted by Prime01 10 months ago

basic pic programing

Hi can some one give me recemendations on a book or site tht will give me insights as how to program pic microchips for robotics nothing adavance just something simple and for beginers

Posted by yerok16 11 years ago

embedded systems

Hai sir.i am a electronics and communication engineering student. i want to buiid embedded systems but dont know from where to start.i am thinking to start from reverse engineering of basic embedded systems like calculator,old mobile phones but i dont have knowledge on how to access the hardware,display please guide me how to know about basics and where to start from.

Posted by shankar gowd 3 years ago

windows 7 super basics tutorial

Hey everyone my dad and i have bought my mom a laptop computer for mothers day to help with her book that she is writing and i need help because i need a completely basic guide to computing by mothers day the reason i say this is because my mom knows virtually nothing about computers but i pray that in time she can learn so please help me out here people the laptop runs windows 7 btw thanks fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 8 years ago

Can't enter cooking basic challenges contest

I am not able to enter the contest " cooking basics challenge" - it is saying that my instructable - is published before the starting of the contest. Contest started on june 29. I published my instructBles on July 5th.  Do help me out in this ambiguity. Passion Make

Posted by Passion Make 3 years ago

Are Seeed Studio Shields Compatible with the BASIC Stamp 2?

This is more of a programming question, but can Seeed Studio "shields" or modules be programmed with the BS2? Most Seeed components say they are compatible with Arduino, but I cannot determine whether or not the BS2 can control it as well. Also, if the BS2 is in the Stampduino, would I be able to program the Seeed module using PBasic? Thanks, these are a lot of questions and I would greatly appreciate any answers/comments. 

Posted by 4bass 5 years ago

Here're some primers for basic techniques in the machine workshop.

I've posted this link elsewhere on 'ibbles, I make no apology for that, just spreadin' the knowledge :-)Covers the basics of workshop practice courtesy of MIT robotics lab. It's quite dry, but I bet these guys really let go at the weekend.Robot delivery roomEnjoy!

Posted by bosherston 9 years ago

What's a Microcontroller BASIC Stamp Kit help

Is this a good kit to start out with;=&pg;=1&sr;=1&retainProdsInSession;=1&origkw;=kit&kw;=kit&numProdsPerPage;=100&parentPage;=search

Posted by DELETED_kclv1988 11 years ago

Mechanical pencil basics

If you want  to enjoy life, you should make mechanical pencil guns and launchers. All you need to do is take the mechanical pencil out and add springs however you like and you can make a gun thing.

Posted by XxAwesomexX 8 years ago

4 whell drive with a basic gun on top

I made a car out of knex that is 4 whell drive and i was wondering what every one thorght andi finished my semi auto gun holds 30 blue poles will post it soon

Posted by knexman 11 years ago

Basic info on the Rasberry Pi

I heard that you can install Android on a Rasberry Pi. Could I get one and do that and be able to do these three things?? 1. Download apps and use them 2. Go to the internet 3. Listen to music Thanks!

Posted by HavocRC 4 years ago

Need a good digital project

I just finished making a digital clock on a 5x8 board using just basic CMOS chips. Does anyone have a reommemdation for another digital project? I'd like to keep it comprised ofmcmos or basic chips for now.

Posted by Mattosx 6 years ago


Does anyone know some cool things that i can do with vbscript i mean i tried to find some stuff on the net ansd i did but i want to learn more lol.

Posted by rickick 11 years ago

How a Soda Can is Made

The basic soda can seems so simple and, well, basic, but how do they make them? And so quickly? This video from Discovery covers the details of how to churn out 2,000 cans a minute with no mistakes allowed. via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Help with basic arduino sketch for Halloween

Hello all, I'm very new to Arduino programming, and was trying to write a basic sketch to flash some LEDs in a jack o lantern for halloween, but I'm struggling with the code. Essentially what I wanted to accomplish was blinking a LED from pin 13 x times, followed by fading (pulsing) another LED from pin 9 x times and then repeat.   If anyone would be so kind as to help me accomplish this, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.

Posted by SubEclipse 5 years ago

Essential Kitchen Tools

What kitchen tools are absolutely essential to you?

Posted by garnishrecipes 5 years ago

sewing basics

I probably know more about sewing as far as hands on, visual stuff, but lack vocabulary. As such, a verbal, or wordy description doesn't help me much. Is there a good site for novices to learn more? Or are there specific -ibles for those of us who don't know a ball point needle from an inseam?

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 years ago