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    You can learn Arduino in 15 minutes.

    Arduinos! I’m going to talk about what they are, what they can do, and the basics of how to set one up to do simple things like make an LED dimming circuit, control the speed of motors, and even make a simple oscilloscope. So what is an Arduino? I’m sure you’ve heard about these things a million times by now, and if you are confused you have every right to be, because the word Arduino refers to so many different things. Keep watching and I will explain all of them. Microcontrollers are integrated circuits that are basically tiny computers. They can run small, simple software programs. They are low powered…

  • LEGO Steampunk Walking Ship (Strandbeest)
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    LEGO Steampunk Walking Ship (Strandbeest)

    [walking noise] Hey everyone. Today I’m going to show you my latest LEGO creation, which is this walking machine. As you saw in the intro it is motorized, using the Power Functions system. Here’s the remote control. And, if we take a closer look you can see the infrared receiver here, the battery box here if we look underneath, you can see two M motors, one on either side. The wiring for the motors runs up through the frame, underneath the deck to connect to the infrared receiver here. Right now I have this resting on these two stands here just so I can more easily show you what’s going…