In This Issue ...
36 A UART/SPI Monitor for Your Micro — Part 2
by Mark Mitchell
This month, we’ll finish off the tool that lets us
“peek under the hood” of our controller and
then we’ll put it into a useable housing.
Building Bots From Found Parts
by Gordon McComb
There’s virtually no limit to the number and
type of items you can use in your robot
projects. Find out just how easy it is to build
your own “no-cut” robot out of ready-made
parts available at your local hardware store.
49 CPLDs — Part 4: HDL Programming
by David Ward
Now that you have a better idea of what a
CPLD is and what it can do, it’s time to
introduce and begin using HDL (hardware
54 Make Your Robot’s Wires Extinct
by Fred Eady
Find out about a new 8051-based powerhouse
that will allow you to lose the wire connection
to the microcontroller in your robot.
60 Programming the LEGO NXT: An Alternative Approach Suitable For Developing Tomorrow’s Engineers
by John Blankenship and Samuel Mishal
LEGO makes building robots easier, and now
programming a LEGO NXT can be just as easy.
Learn about the open-source LegoLibrary.bas.
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