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How does one setup an ESC to drive a wheel-hub motor?

I have 2x 350W wheel-hub motors taken from a self-balancing scooter, or hoverboard. My intention is to use the two of them to drive a homemade R2-D2. However, some difficulties have been encountered ...
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Does anyone have a working example of using Qt to communicate with NXT?

I'm stumped. I've been looking through all of the Qt classes and I'm so completely and utterly lost. There are only three examples of bluetooth use in Qt, but none of them work for me. I just need a ...
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Control Arduino firmata with HC-05

I'm using the johnny-five library to control an Arduino Uno running StandardFirmata. I have a HC-05 bluetooth module that I want to use to wirelessly control firmata, but have yet to get it working. ...
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Vex motors and tank treads drained 9-volt battery more quickly than expected

I've got a couple Vex 269 Motors hooked up to an Arduino Duemilanove. These motors run a some Vex Tank Treads. I powered the whole setup with an off-brand 9-volt battery. Everything seems to run great,...
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How can one determine whether a LiPo battery is going bad?

In our lab we use LiPo batteries to power our quadrotors. Lately we have been experiencing stability issues when using certain batteries. The batteries seem to charge and balance normally and our ...
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