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Dijkstra’s and A* Algorithms

Senal Payagalage

Senal Payagalage

6th Nov 2020

As a robotics enthusiastic undergraduate, I am familiar with some algorithms used to solve mazes, by following either lines or walls. But when I think about real-world applications, the first thing that comes to my mind is Google maps. We use this app more often in our day to day life and it always leads us to our desired destination. It not only considers the shortest path but also always tries to avoid the busy roots too. So, I dig some deeper

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Will Mecanum wheels replace the conventional wheels?

Punsara Mahawela

Punsara Mahawela

5th Nov 2020

Have you ever wondered, for centuries why we use wheels which are made of rubber tires for moving objects? Don’t you think, the time has come to go for alternatives, or already there are any alternatives in the society.

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STM32 Guide #2 - Setting up the environment needed to begin with STM32

Shalutha Rajapakshe

Shalutha Rajapakshe

8th April 2020

This article is about the hardware requirements that you need to start programming with STM32 and a step by step guide to setting them up with your PC. This is an area that most beginners for stm32 are seeking to learn.So this article will be mainly discussing how a beginner can choose a stm32 chip with ease and the methods of programming a stm32 chip.

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Must have tools to make your electronic projects easy

Deepana Ishtaweera

Deepana Ishtaweera

28th April 2020

Building electronic projects and robotics projects is always fun. There’s no correct way defined strictly as how things are done. We are allowed to use our creative minds to make them unique. Sometimes, using the correct tools for the small tasks in our projects can make our lives easier and increase the quality of the outcome. This article consists of some of the tools used oftenly in designing electronic and robotics projects.

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STM32 Guide #1 - Introduction to STM32

Shalutha Rajapakshe

Shalutha Rajapakshe

5th April 2020

STM32 is a family of microcontroller ICs based on ARM Cortex-M cores. These microcontrollers have a greater processing power, comparatively higher flash memory, and many other advantages than an Arduino board. So if one can master STM32, it will become very easy to understand any kind of MCU from the hardware level. This guide is all about learning STM32 from the very basics.

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Why breadboard testing is essential in robot design?

Deepana Ishtaweera

Deepana Ishtaweera

26th Dec 2019

This is one of my short articles on how to limit your errors while building your robot or electronic projects. Testing is an essential part of building a robot. The breadboard testing stage is something we really neglect when making robots in a hurry. In this article, I want to raise awareness on this little topic which can reduce the amount of work to be done at the debugging stage.

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Getting started in the micromouse journey #1

Deepana Ishtaweera

Deepana Ishtaweera

11th April 2020

Micromouse is not really like any other robotics competition as I would see. It’s kind of a hobby that someone can master throughout his/her life. Starting from the ground up, learning from the basics, there's a long journey to be discovered. This is my first article in the series of building your own first micromouse based on our first micromouse robot.

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