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Elf article update: New wander demo, RoboPi pin maps

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

I have added RoboPi pin maps and a new Python demo to my Elf robot article.

Hobbit @
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The pin maps are on page 3, and the zipped “Wander” Python demo is on page 4.

RoboPi controller used for Elf:

Serving Raspberry Pi #4 in Servo April 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Servo April 2016 - Serving Raspberry Pi #4 - Sensors
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This month, in “Serving Raspberry Pi #4” (pages 30-34) I discuss popular sensors that can be used on Raspberry Pi based robots.

I recommend Servo Magazine to anyone interested in robotics!

Two robot controllers for Raspberry Pi:



You can also find a Mikronauts ad on Page 46 of the April issue


Serving Raspberry Pi #1 in Servo January 2016 issue!

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Serving Raspberry Pi #1

The first “Serving Raspberry Pi #1” article is now available in the January issue of Servo Magazine!

The digital issue just came out today, print copies should be in stores RSN.

The first article in my series about Raspberry Pi and Robotics (a match similar to peanut butter and jam in goodness) on pages 52-55.

As #1 indicates, this will be a series of articles :-)

You can submit Raspberry Pi robotics related questions at:

I recommend Servo Magazine to anyone interested in robotics.



You can also find a Mikronauts ad on Page 49 of the same issue

Raspberry Pi Zero and HC-SR04 Distance Sensor

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Raspberry Pi HC-SR4 @
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The HC-SR04 ultrasonic distance sensor is almost as big as a Raspberry Pi Zero!

I had some issues getting python code working with an HC-SR04 a few months ago, and with the Pi Zero I recently reviewed still set up on my desk, I made time to get some easy to use Python code running with it!

Click on the link below to read the article and get the simple python code, it will work with any model Raspberry Pi:

Curious about me and Mikronauts?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Have you ever wondered who is the man behind the curtain?

I was over on the ODROID forums today, and I noticed they have published the October 2015 issue – which has a rather large article on me and Mikronauts :)

Read the four page feature in ODROID Magazine on pages 41-44!

ODROID Magazine - see pages 41-44

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Download the October 2015 ODROID Magazine PDF

“My name is Bill, and I am addicted to robotics & electronics…”