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Free downloads section for members

Posted by ozirock on January 31, 2010 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm planning on making a section specifically for members where they can download useful ebook guides to creating robots and other projects and also where they can download the programs for controlling their RC car without the need to create the form and compile it them selves. 

What do you think, would it help?

Plans for webstore

Posted by ozirock on January 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (0)

I have plans to create a store on Ozirocks Projects, it will have a number of useful components for your robotics projects including a preprogrammed PIC which will have a line follower mode and a obstacle avoidance mode. You will be able to quickly make a cheap robot for possibly under ten euro using this pic, some LEDs, LDRs and a few other inexpensive components.

Memory Control Section Updated

Posted by ozirock on January 30, 2010 at 8:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,

I have updated the Memory control section it know has a description of the program as well as the code you need to make your own program. You can find this all at http://ozirock.webs.com/memorizedpath.htm.



Free RC Car Control Program now available for download

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello All,

I've now added the program I used to control my RC car onto the website free for members to download. It works perfectly on my computer so I would imagine there will be no problems but if there is let me know in the forum so that I can get working on them quickly and everyone else will be able to see that the problem has been noted. You can find the program in the freebies section of my site www.ozirock.webs.com.

The program is designed to work with a Velleman k8055 usb interface board but I'd love to modify it to work with many different devices so if you have a different usb interface board and want to control your RC car using it let me know and I'll try to make a program for you.

How to prepare your RC car for PC control

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (3)

I've added a section about preparing your RC car to be controlled by a PC. There are no pictures yet as I don't have the car with me at the minute but it's easy to follow and very little work needed for such a cool project. Basic knowledge of soldering is all thats needed. You can find that here http://ozirock.webs.com/rccarpreperation.htm

An easy project to do so let us all know how you get on and post videos of your work for us all to see.

Resources needed to make computer controller RC car

Posted by ozirock on January 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I have added a section which describes all the necessary resources you will need to create your own PC controlled RC car. It gives a list of everything you need and there really isn't all that much there so you should be able to manage this project with very limited soldering ability. You can find this section at http://ozirock.webs.com/rcresources.htm

Also the code to get the car running is on the page for each task so you should have no problem there either, if you do let me know and I'll try to help.

Autonomous Robots Brain

Posted by ozirock on January 28, 2010 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm currently working on creating a program to use a PIC as the brain for my autonomous robot. This PIC will have four modes which can be selected using a push button. The modes are as follows.

  1. Stand By
  2. Line Follower
  3. Obstacle Avoidance
  4. Parrarllel Parker

Hopefully I'll get this completed over the next few weeks and I'll post all the detail on the site so you can all do the same. You can get an idea of how an Autonomous Robot works by watching the videos at http://ozirock.webs.com/autonomousrobotics.htm

ebook: How to convert an old RC car into an autonomous robot

Posted by ozirock on January 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM Comments comments (0)

I've started working on a ebook that will describe how to convert an old RC car into an autonomous robot using the methods found on Ozirocks Projects. Hopefully it wont be too long and will cover all you need to know. So look out for that ebook coming soon.

New Email Subscription Service

Posted by ozirock on January 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (0)

I have created an Email Subscription Service so you can have a weeks project updates delivered to you every Friday. To join siply go to http://ozirock.webs.com/mailinglist.htm and fill in your details.

Hope this helps.

New Addition's to the Videos

Posted by ozirock on January 23, 2010 at 3:08 PM Comments comments (0)


A couple of friends have allowed me to post some new videos to the site which show more of the types of projects which are possible for a beginner to do. These projects include demonstrations of sensors and demonstrations of fully operational robots. You can find all the videos here.