A Recipe Page is a page that describes how to perform a small task.

Each Recipe should include:

  • Topic, generally in the form of "How do I…?"
  • Description (a longer description of the recipe)
  • Author of the recipe (member name)
  • optional Links to related wiki pages or web pages

Also, each Recipe page should also be tagged as follows:

[{Tag Recipe}]
so that it can be catalogued. You can also include any tags that would help other people find the Recipe, such as "Hardware", "Software", etc. Tags are separated by spaces, e.g.,
[{Tag Recipe Hardware RaspberryPi}]

You can request a Recipe, a Task or Tutorial using a Request (or by sending an email to Murray if you don't have write access to the wiki)

Some Possible Recipes#

Do you know how to do any of these things? You could teach someone else!

  • Soldering:
    • How to Solder a Connection
    • How to De-Solder a Connection
    • How to Maintain a Soldering Iron
  • Tools and Materials:
    • Safe hand and power tool handling (any builders out there? we need teach people how to use tools!)
    • Cutting and drilling plastic
    • Cutting and drilling aluminium and other metals
    • Laying out designs
  • Chassis and other hardware components:
    • How to Build a Robot Bumper
  • Motors and Motor Control:
    • How to Control a Motor
    • How to Install a Motor Encoder


It'd be foolish to think that a single website could fulfill all the needs of a budding robot scientist. There are many existing sites that provide good information for building robots, and acquiring the skills necessary to do so. Here's a few:

  • Collin Cunningham is a creative engineer for Adafruit, and has "been making technology & educational video with the goal of making science, electronics and engineering more approachable, fascinating, and playful." His YouTube videos are very well done and include his Collin's Lab series, which among many other things shows how to solder, desolder, use an oscilloscope, use hand tools, use various sensors and electronic parts, etc.

List of Known Recipes#

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