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Here are some articles that dive deeper into how things work. Also, you may be interested in the Glossary of common robotics terms.
Large Language Models
Large language models (LLMs) like GPT-4 are the result of a significant evolution in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly within the subset of machine learning known as natural language processing (NLP).
Large language models
A microcontroller (MCU) is like the brain in many of our electronic devices. While a standard computer can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, a microcontroller is optimized for specific tasks, making it efficient and responsive.
I²C, pronounced “I-squared-C”, stands for Inter-Integrated Circuit. Invented by Philips (now NXP Semiconductors) in the early 1980s, it’s a bi-directional, two-wire (usually) serial communication protocol primarily used to link a microcontroller to peripheral devices or other microcontrollers.
Gears are among the oldest and most commonly used tools in the mechanical world. They transform energy from one device to another, adjust speed, and increase torque.
Capacitors are like magic little storage boxes in the world of electronics. Though their operation might seem mysterious, with a little exploration, you can understand their core principles and uses.
Python Virtual Environments
A Python virtual environment is a self-contained “bubble” where you can install and manage Python packages (which are essentially libraries or tools written in Python that you can use in your own projects) without affecting other projects on your computer.
Tact (Tactile) buttons, also known as momentary switches are a type of electrical switch that is only on when it is being pressed; they return to their default off position when the pressure is released.
The humble potato, a staple of many diets around the world, has a surprising additional use: as a battery. Today, we’ll explore the science behind potato batteries, perform some calculations, and walk you through how to wire them together.
In the world of electronics and motor control, H-bridges are ubiquitous. You may have come across the term when working with robotics, automotive systems, or even home appliances. But what exactly is an H-bridge, and why is it so important? In this article, we’ll explore the fundamentals of H-bridges, their applications, and common types.
Breadboards enable rapid prototyping of circuits without the need for soldering.
RGB LED Strips
RGB LED Strips are a popular choice for adding dynamic lighting effects to projects.
A battery is a device that stores electrical energy in the form of chemical energy and converts it back into electrical energy when needed.
A buck converter, also known as a step-down converter, is a type of DC-DC converter that takes an input voltage and efficiently converts it to a lower output voltage while maintaining a consistent output current.
PID controllers, short for Proportional Integral Derivative controllers, are a type of control system that are widely used in robotics, automation, and process control.
Stepper Motors are electric motors that convert electrical pulses into precise mechanical movements.
Servos are special types of motors that are used to precisely control various movements.
Diodes are electrical components that allow current to flow through them in one direction.
Shift registers are a type of sequential logic circuit used to store and transfer data. They are often used to reduce the number of GPIO pins needed from a Microcontroller, such as the Arduino or Raspberry Pi Pico to control another device, such as a keyboard or keypad.
A robot is an electromechanical machine that is programmed to perform a specific set of tasks.
Pots (Potentiometers) are electrical components that are used to measure and adjust the amount of resistance in a circuit.
Motor encoders are used in robotics to measure the position of a motor shaft.
SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) is an collection of algorithms used in robotics for navigation and mapping. It works by using LIDAR, sonar and other sensor data to construct a 3D map of the environment and then using this map to localize the robot within it.
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
MEMS stands for MicroElectroMechanical Systems and is a technology that combines both electrical and mechanical elements on a very small scale.
MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport, not Message Queuing Telemetry Transport as its often mistakenly called) is a lightweight messaging protocol designed by IBM for low-bandwidth, high-latency, unreliable networks.
Rotary encoders are devices that measure the angular position or velocity of a rotating shaft.
Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables computer systems to learn from data, identify patterns, and make decisions with minimal human intervention.
Ultrasonic sensors use high-frequency sound waves to measure the distance between the sensor and an object.
Inverse kinematics is a technique used in robotics and computer animation to calculate the joint angles needed to achieve a desired end position.
Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures the distance to an object by emitting a laser light and then measuring the amount of time it takes for the light to return after bouncing off the object.
Light Detection and Ranging
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