A few months back, I put up a post on Instructables about using my old Xbox Steering wheel to control my also old robosumo robot over Bluetooth, it didn’t get much love since posting it…until today when a short blog post was written about it on Hackaday, written by none other than theHackSmith himself. Now that video has become my most watched video on my YouTube channel. I’ve been subscribed to theHackSmith for about 3 years now and watched his subscriber base grow from 10’s of thousands to 1 Million, so its nice to get a bit of publicity so that not all of my posts are just hiding in a obscure part of the web.
I posted another Instructable, this time about reading the temperature from PT100 using an instrumentation and differential amplifier. There’s abundance of LM35 temperature measurement on the site so decided to post about the PT100, might come in handy for the students doing Instrumentation in my college in the future. Also gave Autodesk’s new Circuits.io a try, to see what its like. It lets you build circuits on a breadboard and simulate them, it can also simulate Arduino code but slowed the simulation down. It doesn’t let you add components to the circuit diagram, only the breadboard mode and because you can only move things in the circuit diagram it didn’t look as nice or as clear as what I built on LTspice. But the breadboard does look nice and is good for showing the circuit layout to beginners that can’t read circuit diagrams. My circuit can be found here. It also lets you embed the simulation onto your Instructables post but it wouldn’t embed here.
I used an Xbox steering wheel to control my old RoboSumo robot over Bluetooth, I posted all the information about the project on my first Instructables post which can be found here.