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Time for some Arts and Crafts

In our last adventure we soldered a bunch of stuff onto our little PCB and got it more or less doing what we need, so now the time has come to mount our creations on the truck itself. This actually went a lot quicker and smoother than I’d planned.

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The Ins and Outs of a Monster Truck

Welcome to the second installment in the continuing saga of a boy and his truck. In tonight’s episode, we dust off the soldering iron and get down to business building a couple circuits that will give the truck an “interface”.

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Zen and the Art of Monster Trucking

Many Christmases ago, I decided I’d been a good boy and rewarded myself with an amusing little 4x4 called the Carnivore. After impulse buying an Arduino Uno, I decided the time was nigh to dust it off and make it fun again.

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Wired for Sound

Having successfully replaced Tommy's battery in an earlier bout of geekery, I decided it was time to set about making him do something useful. Since he didn't come with a remote, the first step was locomotion.

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His Robot Heart Can't Love

When I first met Tommy, he was alone. Stuck high upon a forgotten shelf, he watched people come and people go, most bissfully unaware as to how many lols a toy robot from the mid 80s with a few missing pieces still had in him.

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You need an answering machine

This whole thing could be easily solved by spending $25 down t' thu WalMart (or 7.99 at ValuVillage), but shame on you for even suggesting that because that just wouldn't be any fun at all.

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