I am Danny Staple, Orionrobots is my investigations and projects with robotics, electronics and stuff that moves. I aim to make some of the cool robotics things easy for anyone to build, and push the boundaries of what is easy. Oh and just to have lots of fun doing it too…

Recent Posts

  • 10 Jun 2015 » Making a wifi controlled Light with the ESP8266

    I’ve been learning to do stuff with the esp8266 in the past month or so, and I’ve finally got all the video from it uploaded. In the video series for this, I take the 8266 on the esp-01 board, and get it flashed with Lua/NodeMCU firmware, and then use this to serve a web page that controls an LED - a web connected lamp.

    It is a simple example that can be used as a starting point for many internet connected (internet of things/IoT) gadgets.

    What is the esp8266?


  • 29 Apr 2015 » Powering the esp8266 Wifi Microcontroller

    If you are working with small devices, you will need power supplies for them. 5v is generally easily supplied by a USB port (be careful here - get it wrong, and you may damage your laptop). 3.3v needs a few tweaks.


  • 04 Apr 2015 » Powering An Arduino Uno and Servo from 4xAA 6v Batteries

    Iam about to start tinkering with the rather interesting esp8266- an inexpensive chip that does wifi, can be programmed and has a couple of GPIO pins. The plan (and I’ll make a video on the detaills later) is to use 2 continuous rotation servo’s to make a wifi-enabled tiny mobile robot.


Building The Orionrobots Explorer Robot kit

How to build a wall avoiding robot

Adding a robot to a raspberry pi

Building a bump sensor for the Explorer Robot Kits


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